Genocide in Africa and Kosovo
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This paper examines the genocide in Darfur, and also brings in information about other genocides in the past. The paper explains that even though the United States calls what is happening in Darfur "genocide" and the United Nations refers to it as "...the worst humanitarian disaster in the world today," little is actually being done to stop the slaughter of innocent people. The paper points out that there are no clean hands in this conflict - many rebels have turned to being bandits and just steal and sack villages wherever they wish to make trouble. The paper then looks at how innocent civilians, peacekeepers and humanitarian aid workers are caught in the crossfire.
From the Paper:"Journalist Hunter-Gault did her homework prior to coming to Sudan, and was aware that tensions had been building for a long time between the Arabs (Muslims) and Black Africans; indeed, there were ongoing issues including land and grazing rights in the area. A "rebel Darfur group" - mostly Black Africans - actually took up arms against the government in Khartoum, which is principally ruled by Muslims. Africans wanted a bigger share of the wealth that they claim the government was enjoying, but Hunter-Gault continues, instead of inviting a discussion of how life could be made better for the native Africans, the government responded with "a vengeance." They bombed rebel positions and began supplying arms to the Janjaweed militia (Janjaweed means "men on horses"), which is the marauding force that rapes women, kills men, and burns villages."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Amnesty International. (2007) Rwanda. Retrieved March 8, 2008, from http://www.amnesty.org.
- Demick, Barbara. (2008). Olympics Near, China bends on Darfur. Los Angeles Times. March 8, 2008. Retrieved March 8, 2008, from www.latimes.com.
- Hunter-Gault, Charlayne. (2008). A Crisis Up Close. Essence, 38(11), 156-162.
- New Republic. (2008). Balkan Ghosts. 238(4), 1-2.
- Polgreen, Lydia. (2008). The Janjaweed returns to the plains of Darfur. Scotland On Sunday. Retrieved March 8, 2008, from http://scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com.
Cite this Term Paper:
Genocide in Africa and Kosovo (2008, August 12) Retrieved May 26, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/genocide-in-africa-and-kosovo-106688/
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