For years, the people of Darfur have battled sweeping genocide, starvation, and violent oppression. Despite what appeared to be a momentary quell over the last few years, due in part to the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) that was signed in 2011, it seems that behind the curtain of glossy media coverage, the situation in the south Sudanese region is still just as horrific as ever. According to a report released on Wednesday by monitoring group Human Rights Watch, more than 200 women and girls were raped by Sudanese Army soldiers over a period of 36 hours during an attack on the village of Tabit, which began on Oct. 30, 2014 — and though it’s shocking, it isn’t the only crime that the Sudanese government has been hiding.
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