Backtracking in Darfur is a Washington Post editorial of interest to this blog. Apparantly, the Sudan government reversed itself when it comes to the peace deal which would allow UN troops to monitor enforced peace in Darfur: “President Omar Hassan al-Bashir recently swore that ‘there will not be any international military intervention in Darfur as long as I am in power.’ While UN Secretary General Kofi Annan is planning on meeting with Sudan’s president, the editorial posits “his chances of persuading the president to change his mind seem negligible.” The answer? According to the Post editorial, continue to step up consistent foreign pressure. For more on the background to Darfur (and how you can make a difference there), see this blog’s Darfur/Sudan category, World Vision or Coalition for Darfur.
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