Sudan and South Sudan

Scholar Disputes "Genocide" Term for Darfur - The Washington Times

Jun 11, 2009
Gus Constantine

Mahmood Mamdani, a Uganda-born professor of anthropology and political science at Columbia University, has created a raging controversy over whether the Sudanese government's response to a six-year rebellion in Darfur constitutes a genocide.

In a new book, "Saviors and Survivors," the Columbia professor weaves history, statistics on deaths and displacements, and 156 pages of footnotes to support his view that no genocide occurred in the country's vast westernmost province.

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