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Genocide in Africa has not received the same attention that genocide in Europe or genocide in Turkey or genocide in other part of the world. There is still this kind of basic discrimination againstthe African people and the African problems. - Boutros Boutros-Ghali. This is what we have seen as one that could possibly be a really catastrophic genocide has taken form since the past decade andnothing has been done (BBC NEWS). And in one way the past quote is true, if you think in genocide the first thing that you think about is the Holocaust, a European genocide and maybe the biggest one inhistory. But can the present day Darfur genocide can be compared to the one that happened in the Holocaust?

According to BBC News genocide is the mass extermination of a whole group of people, anattempt to destroy an entire group and wipe them out of existence. This is what the Nazis did to about six million European Jews, from 1941 to 1945(Niewyk, Donald L. The Columbia Guide to theHolocaust). Now a days the legacy of the most important genocide in the world still is in the common knowledge of a lot of people, but this sometimes is not any good because it may serve as an inspiration or anexample to follow like the genocide taking place in Darfur, a region located in Western Sudan in Northern Africa.
The Nazis wanted to kill lots of people not just involving Jews, but also membersof resistance groups, homosexuals, dissenting Christians, Gypsies, mentally retarded, Soviet prisoners of war, anti-Nazi clergy, trade unionists, and psychiatric patients, and they did this justbecause they thought they were racially inferior than the Germans . Now a day’s something similar is happening in Darfur were two million Darfurians were moved from their houses and were about 180,000people have been killed (History Today). The dominant group in this case is called the Janjaweed which is supported by the government of Sudan and most important by the Sultan. In this case the...