Slavery in Darfur

A report published Wednesday alleges the widespread enslavement of non-Arab men, women, and children in Sudan’s Darfur region by the Sudanese army and its Janjaweed militia allies. The report by the Darfur Consortium also documents the spreading nature of the violence, as ethnically cleansed non-Arab villages Darfur are populated by Arab nomads from Chad, Niger, Mali, and Cameroon. I reported on this trend two years ago while on assignment in eastern Chad, a no-man’s land bordering Darfur.

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