SUDAN WATCH: Darfur: The Road to Peace, by Dr David Hoile

Monday, March 02, 2009

Darfur: The Road to Peace, by Dr David Hoile

Press Release received today from European Sudanese Public Affairs Council:
Darfur The Road to Peace book

In 2003 and 2004, Darfur became the epicentre of an international crisis. The three Darfur states, the size of Texas, lie in the largest African state - Sudan. Darfur itself has a complex tribal, ethnic and linguistic composition, and the complexities of the conflict have been magnified by international and regional events. But this is no excuse for the disinformation and confusion about Darfur. This book analyses the causes and course of the war as well as the obstacles to peace. In so doing, it challenges accusations of genocide and racism made against the government of Sudan. It is also critical of both the simplistic and often inaccurate media coverage of the war and of the role played by western governments and "advocacy" groups such as "Save Darfur" in artificially prolonging the conflict. Most important of all, the book examines the road map to peace in Darfur.

Darfur The Road to Peace book

The Book is available on Amazon:

About the Author

David Hoile is a public affairs consultant specialising in African affairs. He has studied Sudanese affairs for over ten years and is the author of Darfur in Perspective (2005), Images of Sudan: Case Studies in Propaganda and Misinformation (2003) and Farce Majeure: The Clinton Administration’s Sudan Policy 1993-2000 (2000) and editor of The Search for Peace in the Sudan: A Chronology of the Sudanese Peace Process 1989-2001 (2002). He is the author or editor of a number of other publications on African affairs, including Mozambique: A Nation in Crisis (1989) and Mozambique, Resistance and Freedom: A Case for Reassessment (1994). Dr Hoile is also a Research Professor at the Sudan University of Science and Technology and has been a Visiting Professor at the Institute of African-Asian Studies and the Department of Political Science at the University of Khartoum.

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