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The World’s Shame for Doing Too Little in Darfur

Author: Gene B. Sperling, Senior Fellow for Economic Policy and Director of the Center for Universal Education
March 22, 2006
Bloomberg

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“How will today’s leaders explain their inaction in the face of what New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof dubbed, the ‘slow-motion genocide’ in the Darfur region of Western Sudan?

For three years we have known that the government in Khartoum, Sudan’s capital, is supporting atrocities by the gangs of Arab janjaweed militia against the black African Muslims in Darfur—leading to as many as 400,000 deaths, 2 million displaced persons, and stomach-turning accounts of brutal mass rapes. Yet year after year, horror after horror, the global response falls tragically short.”

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