from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A region and former sultanate of western Sudan. Occupied since prehistoric times, the area fell to the Egyptians in 1874 and later to the British, who incorporated it into their holdings in the Sudan.

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  • proper n. A region in western Sudan where the Fur live.

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  • n. an impoverished region of western Sudan


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  • Nasser Nasser/Associated Press DARFUR YOUTH: A displaced Sudanese youth looked at peacekeepers, unseen, from a mud hut at Abu Shouk refugee camp outside al-Fasher, Darfur, Thursday.

    Today's Photos: March 26

  • OMER ISMAIL, DARFUR PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT: In the next couple of months the African Union is going to continue taking care of security in Darfur.

    CNN Transcript Apr 22, 2006

  • EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, March 10, 2009 / African Press Organization (APO) / - Daily press briefing by the office of the spokesperson for the UN secretary-general Turning to Darfur, as I mentioned, John Holmes will be here shortly to brief you on humanitarian situation on the ground.

    Database of Press Releases related to Africa

  • EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, January 29, 2009 / African Press Organization (APO) / - Daily press briefing by the offices of the spokesperson for the UN secretary-general And the spokesperson for the general assembly president The security situation in Darfur remains tense, according to the African Union-United Nations mission in Darfur (UNAMID).

    Database of Press Releases related to Africa

  • CAMP DARFUR taught high school students about past genocides and how to help stop the ongoing slaughter in Darfur.

  • DARFUR DIVESTMENT: Palin claimed that "when I and others" found out that the state had money invested in Sudan that "we called for divestment," when the reality is that Palin's appointees worked to kill a Darfur divestment plan.


  • EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, October 11, 2008 / African Press Organization (APO) / - A contingent of 140 police officers from the Indonesian Formed Police Unit are expected to arrive in El Fasher on Sunday 12 October 2008 for a one-year tour of duty in Darfur.

    Database of Press Releases related to Africa

  • Chris Kleponis/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images ADDRESSING DARFUR: President George W. Bush met with Halima Bashir -- who was tortured and gang-raped in Darfur -- at the Oval Office W.dnesday.

    Today's Photos: Dec. 10

  • The reason we don't act in Darfur is the victims are black and Muslim.

    Heather Robinson: The Original Darfur

  • The violence in Darfur is usually attributed to ethnic hatred.

    The Next Breadbasket?


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