Sudan, Africa


     Darfur is a region in Sudan the size of France. It is home to about 6 million people from nearly 100 tribes. Some nomads. Some farmers and all are Muslims.

    Darfur, Sudan in Africa is seen as a nightmare. Darfur is where more than 400,000 people have been killed and more than two and a half million had drifted from their flaming villages, due to the Chinese that have been backing the Sudan government. Darfur Sudan is home to a genocide war, a home of mass murders, a spiral of different killings leading to one killing bigger than them all.

                  The Eight Stages of Genocide in Darfur

Classification: This stage is the distinguish categories based on ethnicity, race, religion, or nationality. In Darfur it was the black africans vs. arab africans.

Symbolization: Symbolization is the names or other symbols given to the classifications. The skin color was the most "important" symbol in Darfur.

Dehumanization: This step requires one group to deny the humanity of the other and associate them with animals, insects and diseases. In Darfur slaves were mostly referred to.

Organization: There is always some organization to genocides with some plan for the killings. In the case of Darfur the Janjaweed was armed and given tanks, they knew what village was next and had a systematic route of villages to attack.

Polarization: In this step the two groups are driven further apart by polarizing propaganda and laws prohibiting social interaction between the groups. The president of Sudan said he would protect the black africans but obviously he did not. Also they made it very dangerous for humanitarian assistance to help out and offer food to the people, leaving the black africans completely at their mercy and killing them indirectly with starvation and disease.

Preparation: This stage is when victims are identified and segregated. Often they are relocated to ghettos, camps, or famine-struck regions where they are destined to starve. Both of these are existing in Darfur, survivors of the village raids make it to refugee camps and some areas are so isolated and connections for assistance have been cut off.

Extermination: This step is called extermination because the killers do not view their victims as anything close to a  human being, this stage is the actual mass killings. In Darfur the villages were burned and looted and the people terrorized and killed.  

Denial: Denial is the final stage. They blame it on the victims, hide all evidence, give false information, intimidate their witnesses, and deny their investigation. The Sudanese government rejected evidence that genocide is happening and has reported false statistics of the number of people killed.

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