Place in news: Sudan’s Darfur region

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  • July 29, 2020
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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. 

Link: Sudan-Darfur  

Map activity – Locate the following 

  1. Khartoum, capital of Sudan 
  2. Darfur 
  3. Red Sea 
  4. Bordering countries  

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