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Annan again seeks Darfur intervention

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and members of the U.N. Security Council took turns Monday demanding swift intervention to ease the mounting humanitarian crisis in Darfur, but the Sudanese government again resisted a U.N. peacekeeping force. The morning-long council meeting was intended to renew pressure on Sudan to allow the U.N. to take over an African Union peacekeeping force that has been unable to stop the violence in the western Darfur region. But Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir says the switch would violate the country’s sovereignty and has warned that his army would fight any U.N. forces sent to Darfur. Full Story

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