Khartoum — Standing in front of a tent at Sudan's sit-in, protesters listen to an elderly man recount the horrific atrocities unleashed by recently ousted president Omar al-Bashir's regime in war-torn Darfur. Some protesters are from Khartoum and want to know more about the conflict; others have travelled from the vast arid region itself, an area which has seen repeated waves of conflict since 2003. "I know the history of Darfur well," said Suleiman into a microphone, before listing widespread atrocities by Bashir's forces and allied Janjaweed militiamen in Darfur during the early, most intense years of the conflict. Darfur, in western Sudan, suffered one of the deadliest military campaigns of Bashir's ironfisted rule. Hundreds of thousands were killed, while millions were displaced; most survivors still live in sprawling displaced camps. The conflict erupted when ethnic minority rebels took up arms against Bashir's then Arab-dominated government in Khartoum, accusing it of social a...

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