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Darfur

[ dahr-foor ]

noun

  1. a province in the W Sudan. 191,650 sq. mi. (496,374 sq. km). : El Fasher.


Darfur

/ dɑːˈfʊə /

noun

  1. a region of the W Sudan; an independent kingdom until conquered by Egypt in 1874; since 2003 conflict between the Janjaweed and rebel groups has left thousands dead and homeless


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Antonella Napoli, president of the NGO Italians for Darfur, said Italy played a major role in her release.

He has campaigned on behalf of Darfur and wrote about the plight of newly independent South Sudan for The Daily Beast.

In Darfur, the Fur, Zaghawa, and Massaleit peoples have been targeted by the Sudan government, as were Muslims in Bosnia.

The UN has quit updating its Darfur death tolls and even experts on the conflict are hard pressed to provide accurate estimates.

According to the United Nations, 215,000 people were displaced by violence in Darfur in the first 11 weeks of this year.

By the year 1853 they had conquered Darfur on the one side, and pushed their outposts on the other 120 miles south of Khartoum.

Hicks rushed on him with his sword and cut his face and arm; this man had on a Darfur steel mail-shirt.

In Darfur the news of the intended Hicks expedition had considerable effect.

He informed him of the surrender of Darfur, and concluded by saying that he had no desire for worldly benefits.

The arrival of two large parties, one from El Obeid and one from Darfur, soon changed this dismal graveyard into a noisy camp.

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