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?
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 shared information about their different religions
Animals belonging to the famers feed on the land owned by the nomads. In return the animals fertilise the fields
The Arab nomads and African farmers have taught each other new languages
Which European country took Sudan as part of its Empire and neglected Darfur?
Britain
Germany
Belgium
France
Which foreign leader encouraged racist ideas to take hold in Darfur in the 1980s?
Fidel Castro
General Galtieri
Chairman Mao
Colonel Gaddafi
Which natural disaster also caused tensions to rise in Darfur?
Flooding
Hurricane
Earthquake
Drought
What words did the extremists in Darfur use to dehumanise the Zaghawa, Fur and Masalit?
All of the above
Dogs
Donkeys
Slaves
The government recruited and armed which group of people do to the killing in Darfur?
Banjaweed
Janjaweed
Kanjaweed
Tanjaweed
When did the genocide in Darfur begin?
2013
1983
2003
1993
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