04 May, 2008

Darfur

Heard all you need to know about Darfur? Think again. Three years after a government-backed militia began fighting rebels and residents in this region of western Sudan, much of the conventional wisdom surrounding the conflict -- including the religious, ethnic and economic factors that drive it -- fails to match the realities on the ground. Tens of thousands have died and some 2.5 million have been displaced, with no end to the conflict in sight. Here are five truths to challenge the most common misconceptions about Darfur:

1. Nearly everyone is Muslim......................

2. Everyone is black.....................................

3. It's all about politics................................

4. This conflict is international...................

5. The "genocide" label made it worse......

For more on the '5 Truths About Darfur' read the article from the Washington Post

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