The Summit on Darfur-- Mixed Results
Jul-2-06 07:05 pm
With the Hamdan decision and other developments this week, it is far to easy to forget the tumultuous situation on the ground on Darfur. The BBC is reporting good and bad news about the results from the AU summit:
African Union (AU) troops will stay in Sudan's Darfur region until the end of 2006 at the United Nations' request, the union's summit has agreed.
The BBC reports that UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has not given up hope that UN forces may ultimately be deployed to the region:
It is a good thing that AU peacekeepers will continue, but a more robust, UN force is needed to attempt to provide more security to the region. One can only hope the Sudan will come around.
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