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Annan presses Sudan to accept peacekeepers

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan pressed Sudan’s president Sunday to accept U.N. peacekeepers in the country’s war-wracked Darfur region and said he expected the troops to be deployed there despite staunch government opposition. Senegal’s president, meanwhile, announced his government had agreed to try Chad’s ex-dictator Hissene Habre instead of sending him to a Belgian court that indicted him on war crimes charges. Senegal President Abdoulaye Wade made the decision after a request by the African leaders who discussed the issue at the summit in Gambia, delegates who attended the meeting said. Full Story

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