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Facts about Darfur

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Darfur is, for the most part, an immense rolling plain some 170,000 square miles in area.

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The Darfur Conflict is a complex crisis in the Darfur region of western Sudan.

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the many cultural and ethnic factions within Darfur proved to have conflicting goals.

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The British government revitalized their presence in Darfur in response to the widespread dissent in the region.

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The Darfur region also contains a high level of volcanic activity, which has significantly aided in forming most of the mountain ranges in the area.

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Darfur, due to the huge variety of cultures and ethnic groups in the region, boasts a wide variety of languages within its borders.

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Egyptian rule did not last long in Darfur, and Muhammad Ahmad soon rose to power as the leader of the region.

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The rainy season in Darfur is from June to September, and it effectively transforms the dry arid plateau to a lush green that is rich with vegetation.

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Despite the fact that the Daju created the first Darfuri civilization, little is known about the group.

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Darfur is an historical region in the westernmost portion of the present-day nation of Sudan.

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Divisions among groups were catastrophic for Darfur, leaving the region unable to survive external wars with the Sennar and the Wadai.

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Fighting reached its peak in 2003, when the Darfur Conflict devastated the country.

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The final blow for the weakened, independent Darfur took the form of an Egyptian invasion in 1875.

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During World War I, Great Britain began to fear that Darfur could fall under the control of Turkey, and incorporated the area into Sudan in 1916.

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The Daju people were the first cultural group to establish a permanent presence in the inhospitable Darfur region.

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Adding to the military threat from continual wars between Sudan, Libya, and Chad, a new ideology propagated by Libyan president Muammar al-Qaddafi began to take hold in Darfur.

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Volcanic activity in Darfur also results in volcanic craters, the most notable of which is Bir-el-Melh, a crater that descends 50 ft. into the ground.

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The Darfur region also contains a high level of volcanic activity, which has significantly aided in forming most of the mountain ranges in the area.

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British forces succeeded in overthrowing Adballahi in 1898 C.E., and instituted Ali Dinar as the British supported leader of Darfur.

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Darfur is a region of Sudan which borders the Central African Republic, Libya, and Chad along the Sudanese western border.