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U.N. Calls for Sudan to Halt Attacks by Militias

The Security Council passed a resolution today that threatens the Sudanese government with punitive measures if it does not disarm and prosecute Arab militias who have forced black Africans off their land in the Darfur region through a campaign of killing, rape and pillage. The vote on the United States-crafted resolution was 13 to 0 with China and Pakistan abstaining. Passage was achieved after the United States revised the measure on Thursday to drop the word “sanctions” and substitute a reference to a part of the United Nations charter that in effect lays out sanctions as the consequence of non compliance with the demands of the resolution.Full Story

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