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U.N. Pledges Revitalized Darfur Effort

Posted on Jan 5, 2007
Ban Ki-Moon

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

The United Nations has begun a renewed effort to address the ongoing genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan.  U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has promised to give the crisis his full attention, though many world leaders have made similar commitments to no avail.


Jan Eliasson, the UN special envoy to Darfur, is to travel to the region to try to stop fighting between rebel groups and the Sudanese government.

The UN wants to strengthen peacekeeping troops but there is conflict with Sudan over the number of UN soldiers to be deployed there.

At least 200,000 people have died in Darfur in the past four years.

A peace agreement was signed last May between the government and one leading rebel group but violence has continued, with rival rebels refusing to sign.

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By Quy Tran, January 6, 2007 at 7:30 pm Link to this comment
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Be better than Kofi !

Never let anyone sitting on your head then peeing down.

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By Deborah Phelan, January 6, 2007 at 1:37 pm Link to this comment
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Okay, so why aren’t you reporting on the psych-ops which have been perpetrated by the media over the role of the US, the UN, France, Belgium in operating under the term ‘genocide’ to bleed this region (the Congo and Sudan) of all their natural resources to profit huge corporate interests and feed our communal addiction to tech gadgets?

I am so so tired of this digging beneath the headlines at most all of our alternative media outlets stoppping short of outing the real story. All of these UNESCO, World Bank,IMF and UN and Clinton projects in African states have blood on their hands. There was no Rwandan Genocide; this was a civil war backed up the US and Rwanda was step one in a battle for the resources of the Congo and now Sudan… just a tad bit more research and you would discover who actually is doing all the displacement and killing. Is it to much to stomach?

Paul Katame, trained in the US, and posing as the leader of an oppressed homeless African tribe is behind the double assassination of Rwanda and Burnei leaders in 1994, genocides follow and they go on and on… and just like after 911, anyone speaking truth to this vile power is cut down for being insensitive to the victims of genocide ... meanwhile, we are training, arming, fighting in these regions, to fill the purses of Bechtel, Halliburton, Brown & Root, Chevron,,,, an maybe I have some of my facts off right now,  but I have them all if you are interested (visit and guns and butter for starters) but can’t we start to have an honest conversation about what’s going on here? No BODY is going to intervene in this blood letting and resettlement.

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