In an attempt to help end the bloodshed in Darfur, President Bush announced new U.S. sanctions Tuesday that targeted the oil industry and Sudanese individuals involved in the region's violence. U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte provides details.
An estimated 200,000 people have died in the fighting in Darfur, Sudan. Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte, who recently returned from a tour of the region, discusses the newest political and diplomatic efforts to mitigate the violence.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
President Bush said Wednesday the United States would seek to tighten economic sanctions and impose new ones on the Sudanese government if it does not take firm steps to end the fighting in Darfur.
The fighting in Darfur in western Sudan has spread to neighboring Chad, where the United Nations says hundreds have been killed and villages burned. Independent Television News reports on the tension between the two countries.
Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir on Friday reaffirmed his refusal to allow U.N. peacekeeping troops in the Darfur region of the country.
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.
The U.N. Security Council approved Thursday the future deployment of more than 20,000 peacekeeping troops to Sudan's troubled Darfur region, despite opposition from the Khartoum government.
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.
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