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Powell Calls Sudan Crisis 'Genocide'

Secretary of State Colin Powell says abuses committed by government-supported Arab militias in Sudan's Darfur region qualify as genocide. That determination intensifies pressure on Sudan to stem the violence that has killed tens of thousands of people and displaced more than a million. Hear NPR's Jason Beaubien.

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Jason Beaubien is NPR's Global Health and Development Correspondent on the Science Desk.