The conflict in Sudan: an overview

3 pages | 770 words

The essay discusses the conflict in Sudan, which began in 2003 after people in the Darfur region accused the government of favoring Arabs over black Africans. The government then began a campaign of violence against civilians in Darfur, which has led to hundreds of thousands of deaths and the displacement of millions more. The UN has been involved in the conflict since 2004, when it passed a resolution calling for an end to the violence. The African Union has also been involved in the conflict, deploying a peacekeeping force to Darfur in 2007. The U.S. has also been involved in the conflict, providing support to the African Union peacekeeping force and imposing sanctions on the Sudanese government.