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African Union

African Union  

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(AU)An organization of African States created in 2001 as the successor to the Organization of African Unity (OAU) (formed in 1963). It aims to extend the OAU's policy of seeking cooperative solutions ...
Baggara

Baggara  

Ethnic group of Sudan; also known as the Seleim, the Mesiriya, the Ta’aisha, and the Rashaida.The Baggara primarily inhabit the Darfur and Kordofan regions of Sudan. They speak Arabic ...
Banda

Banda  

The largest ethnic group of the Central African Republic; they also occupy adjacent parts of Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.The Banda number nearly 1.3 million. They ...
Berti

Berti  

Ethnic group of north Central Africa.The Berti inhabit primarily Darfur Province, Sudan. They once spoke a Nilo-Saharan language, although today they speak Arabic. Some ethnologists consider the ...
Central African Republic

Central African Republic  

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A landlocked country in Africa stretching west-to-east from Cameroon to the Sudan and south-to-north from humid equatorial forests bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo to the savannah plains of ...
Chad

Chad  

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Chad has had decades of civil war, and is still subject to many rebellions. Its future could be transformed by oilChad's territory forms a basin centred on Lake Chad on the western border. The ...
Darfur

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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2008
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History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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Darfur is the westernmost region of Sudan. It ranges from arid desert in the far north, through semiarid savanna in

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Encyclopedia of Human Rights

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2009
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Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
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Before 2004, it is safe to say, most Westerners had never heard of Darfur in the western part of

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Encyclopedia of Africa

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2010

In prehistoric times, the peoples of what is now Darfur were related to those of the Nile Valley (including Egypt

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Mark Naftalin

The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics

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2012
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Social sciences, Politics
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Darfur (“Land of the Fur”) is a semiarid region in westernmost Sudan equivalent in size to Spain. A poorly developed,

economic sanctions

economic sanctions  

Action taken by one country or group of countries to harm the economic interest of another country or group of countries, usually to bring about pressure for social or political change. Sanctions ...
ethnic cleansing

ethnic cleansing  

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The mass expulsion or killing of members of one ethnic or religious group in an area by those of another. The term has been in use since the early 1990s, as conflict spread in the former Yugoslavia; ...
Fur

Fur  

Ethnic group of the Sudan with an estimated population of more than one million.The Fur live mostly in the region of Sudan called Western Darfur, which is named for ...
genocide

genocide  

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The deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular race or nation. The term is recorded from the 1940s, in relation to Nazi rule in occupied Europe.
humanitarian intervention

humanitarian intervention  

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A doctrine that purports to justify an intervention into a foreign state on humanitarian grounds, often involving use of armed force without the consent of the foreign state, particularly where ...
International Criminal Court

International Criminal Court  

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(ICC)A permanent court to try individuals for the most serious offences of global concern. In July 1998, 160 nations signed the Statute of Rome in order to establish this court. Crimes within the ...
Kofi Annan

Kofi Annan  

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(b. 8 Apr. 1938).UN Secretary-General 1997–2006 Born in the Ghanaian town of Kumasi, he studied economics, and in 1962 entered the civil service of the UN. He interrupted his time there in 1971, when ...
Louise Arbour

Louise Arbour  

Canadian jurist and the fourth United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights from 2004 to 2007, Arbour was also the third prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the ...
Luis Moreno-Ocampo

Luis Moreno-Ocampo  

Before the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) unanimously elected him in 2003, Moreno-Ocampo already had an impressive career both as a ...
Peacebuilding

Peacebuilding  

[This entry contains three subentries: An Overview; Theoretical and Historical Analyses; and Mapping Actors of Peacebuilding.]In 1992, as Cold War politico-military clashes quieted down, United ...

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