Saturday, August 10, 2013

Civilians in Sudan’s Darfur region face wholesale destruction

Posted by: Eric Reeves on Saturday, July 27, 2013

After years of obscurity and little reliable international reporting, the vast human catastrophe in Sudan’s Darfur region is once again in the news. It was regularly making headlines before 2008, when genocide in Darfur was already five years old and had claimed hundreds of thousands of civilian lives from the main African tribal groups, but a lack of sustained mainstream attention has meant that violence has surged effectively under the radar.
Few could have predicted that this remote and obscure region in western Sudan would galvanize American civil society. Then again, how could the loss of attention have been so rapid? ….

[Eric Reeves is a professor at Smith College and has written extensively on Sudan.]