Thursday, April 12, 2007

Carnage in Darfur

This article is about how Google earth will be featuring views of the chaos in Darfur, Sudan. The L.A. Times is also carrying a story about this. Google is assisted in this endeavour by the the US Holocaust Memorial.

The actions of the Janjaweed in Sudan certainly qualify as genocide. These armed Arabic militants are responsible for the killing of some 300,000 people. Beyond that, 2 million people have been displaced.

If you are interested, there are some photos of the Janjaweed at The First Post

(Note: More info is available at ushmm website)

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3 Comments:

Blogger Luke said...

What do we have to search for in google earth to find the pictures?

10:02 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

"Crisis in Darfur"

12:01 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

You may also need to follow the additional steps here: http://www.ushmm.org/googleearth/

12:04 PM  

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