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Pathfinder: A Global Perspective on the Darfur Region of Sudan. Ohlone College World Forum, Monday, November 13, 2006

Online sources for learning more about the situation in Darfur.

Current Situation


United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Committee on Conscience.  (2006, 

	March).  Sudan: Darfur Overview.  Retrieved November 8, 2006 from 



Nachtwey, J.  (2004).  The Tragedy of Sudan.  [Electronic version]  Time, 60(12), 68-69.

See the map at


Latest News

To get the most recent news articles on Darfur, go to the Ohlone Library Web site at http://www.ohlone.edu/org/library/, click on “Search for Articles,” and search in Lexis-Nexis, a database that includes newspapers, magazines, and wire services from around the world. Here’s one example article:

Sudan; Diplomatic Denialism?  (2006, September 6).  Africa News.  Retrieved 

	November 8, 2006, from Lexis-Nexis.

Aid to the Area


The African Union has a military deployment in Darfur. To find out more, go to;


In October 2006, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan proposed four ways in which the UN can assist the AU (African Union) to expand its mission. Go to;


and enter “Darfur” for recent press releases and briefings.


There are a number of NGOs (non-governmental organizations) attempting to provide humanitarian aid to the victims of Janjaweed violence in Darfur. Doctors Without borders is one such NGO.


For articles, press releases, and reports, “Search” is in the upper right hand corner. Enter “Darfur” in the search box.

History and background

Lesch, A.M.  (2003)  Ethnic Conflict in Sudan.  In Encyclopedia of Modern Ethnic 

	Conflict.  Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group.  Retrieved from 


Note that Ohlone Library subscribes to NetLibrary. Search for the encyclopedia in the Library’s HANS catalog, and follow instructions from there to access the book.

Different Perspectives

Sudan Safary.  (n.d.)  Retrieved November 8, 2006 from http://www.safary.sd/en/

This online Sudanese newspaper takes a pro Sudanese government stance. (English version).

Sudan Tribune: plural news and views information source on Sudan.  (2006, November 8).  

	Retrieved November 8, 2006 from http://www.sudantribune.com

Another online newspaper. This source says it is a “non profit web site based in France. Its’ goals are to promote plural information, democratic and free debate on Sudan.”

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