Africa: What is an African genocide?

Dennis Matanda writes about Africa asking: “What is the standard of African genocide? At what stage do we say is enough is enough? Is it when 1,000,000 people or 250,000 have died? Is it genocide if there is a battle between two tribes or one nationality against another?”

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  • Definitions of genocide:

    “The deliberate and systematic destruction of an entire people who belong to one racial, political, cultural or religious group.”

    “A systematic attempt to annihilate a racial group or nation. The word was first used in 1944.”

    “…the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national or racial group.”

    “Genocide is the mass killing of a group of people as defined by Article 2 of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (CPPCG) as “any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group, as…”

    These same definitions apply to Africa too: Rwanda best defines this; but – how about what went on or is happening in – Liberia, Sierra Leone, Burundi, Darfur/Chad, Northern Uganda and the DRC? How are those classified?

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