The Darfur Genocide

The Darfur genocide that started in 2003 showed that even in the twenty first century such atrocities were not a thing of the past. A brutal campaign of destruction and killing took place as the world looked on in Africa once again. Learn more about the causes of the genocide that occurred in Sudan by looking at the PowerPoint and answering the questions in the knowledge check.
Which country is Darfur part of?
Egypt
Sudan
Libya
Chad
Which group of people do not live in Darfur?
English
Masalit
Zaghawa
Fur
For centuries Darfur’s ‘Arab nomads’ and ‘African farmers’ have helped each other. How?
The Arab nomads and African farmers have shared information about their different religions
Animals belonging to the nomads feed on the land owned by the farmers. In return the animals fertilise the fields
The Arab nomads and African farmers have taught each other new languages
Animals belonging to the famers feed on the land owned by the nomads. In return the animals fertilise the fields
Which European country took Sudan as part of its Empire and neglected Darfur?
Germany
Britain
Belgium
France
Which foreign leader encouraged racist ideas to take hold in Darfur in the 1980s?
Chairman Mao
Fidel Castro
General Galtieri
Colonel Gaddafi
Which natural disaster also caused tensions to rise in Darfur?
Hurricane
Drought
Flooding
Earthquake
What words did the extremists in Darfur use to dehumanise the Zaghawa, Fur and Masalit?
Slaves
All of the above
Donkeys
Dogs
The government recruited and armed which group of people do to the killing in Darfur?
Kanjaweed
Banjaweed
Janjaweed
Tanjaweed
When did the genocide in Darfur begin?
1993
2003
2013
1983
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