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The United Nations envoy to Sudan prepared to leave the troubled nation Monday after the Sudanese government ordered him to leave over comments made on his Web site critical of the country's army.
Calling an end to genocide in Darfur one of its top priorities, the State Department announced Thursday that it would send one of its top diplomats to Sudan to try to convince the African nation to allow a peacekeeping force.
By PBS NewsHour
Somalia's interim government and the rival Islamic Courts Movement vowed to end fighting and work toward peace in an agreement signed Thursday in the two groups' first ever high-level talks.
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.
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…
In Khartoum, U.N. humanitarian chief Jan Egeland pleaded with the Sudanese government to allow aid to go to the devastated Darfur region. Margaret Warner reports from Sudan on the humanitarian efforts on the ground.
The government of Sudan and the largest rebel group fighting for independence in the restive region of Darfur agreed to a peace deal Friday, but two smaller rebel factions refused to sign-on to the accord.
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.
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