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Genocide and the Holocaust (October 2023): Darfur, 2003–Present

By Claudene Sproles

Darfur, 2003–present

The genocide of the ethnic Darfuri peoples in western Sudan is a direct result of the ongoing conflicts between the Sudanese government and the various rebel groups fighting for control of the country. Criminal raids created countless refugees, while wholesale murder, rape, and looting are commonplace. The conflict is ongoing; estimates put the recent death toll around 400,000. Darfur Genocide, another of ABC-CLIO’s Essential Reference Guides, provides a reliable introduction to the conflict, including essays and primary source materials. For a more scholarly and thorough examination of the event, there is Gérard Prunier’s Darfur: The Ambiguous Genocide.

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