Place in news: Sudan’s Darfur region
Ethnic community/tribe in news: Masalit community
Part of: GS Prelims and Mains I and II – Map based; Human Geography; International Affairs
Why in news?
- Over 60 people were massacred in Sudan’s Darfur region.
- About 500 armed men targeted the Masalit community in west Darfur’s Masteri town.
- Conflict between the nation’s dominant Arab rulers and the African ethnic communities demanding greater autonomy.
Map activity – Locate the following
- Khartoum, capital of Sudan
- Red Sea
- Bordering countries