A U.N. Security Council and African Union team arrived in Sudan Friday in a rare joint effort to convince Khartoum to accept U.N. peacekeeping troops in Darfur and plan for their deployment. Continue reading
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.
United Nations Secretary-general Kofi Annan discusses challenges facing his organization including the ongoing crisis in Sudan’s Darfur region, Iran’s nuclear ambitions and the U.N.’s relationship with the United States. Continue reading
In an effort to forge an agreement between the Sudanese government and rebels, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick traveled to the Nigerian capital of Abuja to help facilitate peace talks that continued past the midnight deadline. Continue reading
The U.S. Congress on Thursday approved a resolution calling the conflict in which Arab militias in the Darfur region of Sudan have been accused of mass rape, murder and other atrocities against black Africans, genocide. Continue reading