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Sudan: is it genocide or civil war?

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Sudan, Politics, War & Conflict

Andile Mngxitama responds [1] to Mahmood Mamdani [2]‘s article [3]about the conflict in Darfur: “If we cut through all the historical and sociological verbiage proffered by Mamdani, we can more clearly see his Arab settlerist sympathies. He uses a hierarchy of suffering method (genocide, crimes against humanity, crimes of war and civil war) to show that what is occurring in Darfur is not genocide but a “civil war”, the lowest in his rubric of suffering. His aim is to plead the case of Khartoum and the counter insurgency, by denying the historical roots and the continued settler Arab and African problematic on the African continent and the Sudan in particular.”