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Annan hopes pressure sways Sudan leader

Secretary-General Kofi Annan expressed hope that pressure at an African Union summit will persuade Sudan’s president to drop his opposition to a U.N. peacekeeping force in conflict-wracked Darfur. Annan said he plans to meet with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir at the summit this weekend in the Gambian capital, Banjul. He said other African leaders were also anxious to talk to al-Bashir about a U.N. takeover of AU-led peacekeeping in the vast western region. Full Story

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