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According to Dictionary.com Genocide is the “deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group.” A few notable examples of genocide would be the War in Darfur, the Rwandan Genocide, and the Holocaust which are all among some of the worst genocides of the 20th century. The situation in Darfur is in part still going on today, while the Holocaust and Rwandan genocide are now a serious part of our world’s history. Each of these three genocides occurred due to political powers spinning out of control, and resulting in mass killings of those that the leaders did not favor. Although it seems that genocide is a part of history and it is put in the back of everyone’s minds, genocide does still exist today and will always be a part of people’s lives in this world. The War in Darfur is a conflict that takes place in western Sudan and the conflict was due to ethical and racial issues oppose to religious issues.
The world should be pulling their resources together because the way the drought is affecting the Eastern Africa’s people is killing them. Reasonable one can not live in conditions where there is minimal food and water. People need to get their basic needs to survive and Eastern Africa is far from the ideal place to do so due to drought. The Eastern Africa people have limited crops which are mostly failing due to lack of water, little cattle herds due to the hot conditions and poor ground to feed on ,while the rest of the world has the resources to provide large-scale relief (Stewart, 2011). This is a big issue because on a global scale we are letting Eastern Africa’s people suffer when there is no need of it.
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The motives of this genocide include: competition for land, and a want for independence from the African civilians in Sudan. Current events of the genocide is the separation of the Country into two countries of their own, as well as the multiple attempts to get the President of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir, imprisoned. The Darfur Genocide was sprung into action by a natural disaster known as a drought, or extreme lack of precipitation. North Darfur, consisting of the Arabic Muslim “prosecutors”, has a nomadic camel herding based economy (“Darfur Genocide”). On the other hand, the African tribes of South Sudan have a substantial farming economy, which was most harshly hit by the drought (“Darfur Genocide”).