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Powell: Attacks in Sudan Are 'Genocide'

Secretary of State Colin Powell for the first time labels as genocide the atrocities Arab militias are committing against black African farmers in western Sudan. Powell spoke as the United States is proposing a U.N. resolution threatening sanctions against Sudan. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports.

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Michele Kelemen has been with NPR for two decades, starting as NPR's Moscow bureau chief and now covering the State Department and Washington's diplomatic corps. Her reports can be heard on all NPR News programs, including Morning Edition and All Things Considered.