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African Union Force Seen as Main Hope for Darfur

Days before a U.N. deadline for Sudan to disarm and prosecute those responsible for violence in the country’s Darfur region, nations are looking to the African Union rather than any U.N. sanctions to curb further killing. On July 30, the U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution threatening to consider sanctions against Khartoum if it failed within 30 days to disarm and prosecute Arab militias, known as Janjaweed. They are accused, with the aid of the Sudanese military, of killing tens of thousands of African villagers and forcing them into compounds in a struggle over arable land. Full Story

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