Monday, February 06, 2006

Will the world rescue Darfur?

February 6, 2006

The African Union sent a strong message last week to Sudan's government, and to the world, about its commitment to ending the indiscriminate violence in the country's western province of Darfur.

The 53-member union refused to elect Sudan President Omar al-Bashir as its chairman even though he was the only announced candidate. Leaders of several other African countries opposed his election because of escalating human rights abuses in Darfur.

Maybe Sudan got the message. Maybe, just maybe, the United Nations got the message too. On Friday, following the union's action, the UN Security Council unanimously approved a U.S.-sponsored motion to deploy peacekeepers to Darfur. Click here for full story >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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