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U.N. Backs Off from Calling Darfur Violence Genocide

NPR's Michele Kelemen examines international reaction to a United Nations report about fighting in the Darfur region of Sudan. The U.N. cites "systematic abuses" by the Sudanese government, but does not characterize government actions as genocide. Ethnic Arab militants have been accused of attempting to "cleanse" black Africans from Darfur, and the violence has spurred a refugee crisis as people try to flee the area.

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Michele Kelemen has been with NPR for two decades, starting as NPR's Moscow bureau chief and now covering the State Department and Washington's diplomatic corps. Her reports can be heard on all NPR News programs, including Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
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