The chairman of the African Union Commission expressed “deep regret” Thursday that two prominent rebel groups in Darfur had declined to sign a peace agreement before the May 31 deadline. Continue reading
Described as the last best hope for Darfur, the region’s peace settlement is thrown into question by officials who worry over Sudan’s instability and refugees who have little faith in the government. Margaret Warner reports from Sudan on the obstacles facing politicians and refugees before a peace deal can be achieved.
Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick recently returned from Africa, where he helped negotiate a peace agreement between the Sudanese government and a faction of Darfur’s largest rebel group. Zoellick outlines the main points of the agreement and the Bush administration’s stance on the crisis in Darfur.
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Friday the African Union will transform its peacekeeping mission in Sudan’s western region of Darfur into a U.N. force. Continue reading
Thousands of Sudanese protesters, shouting "down, down USA," rallied in Khartoum on Wednesday against the proposed deployment of U.N. peacekeepers to the troubled western Darfur region. Continue reading