September 20, 2007 |
Here on the territorial edge of one of the world's most intractable crises, U.N. peacemaker Jan Eliasson looks a gray-bearded tribal leader in the eye and tells him that there are moments in history that can make the difference between peace and more war. Talks are taking place aimed at solving the conflict in the Darfur region of Sudan, and the elder, called the makhtoum of Nyala, needs to persuade a rebel leader from his tribe to join in, Eliasson says.
June 28, 2004 |
Humanitarian aid agencies, analysts and U.S. officials all agree that no matter what the international community does to try to prevent the catastrophe unfolding in Darfur, western Sudan, it's too late: Huge numbers of people will die there in coming months. With the U.S. Agency for International Development conservatively predicting that 320,000 people will perish from disease and starvation in the Darfur region, U.S. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell and U.N.
April 11, 2008 |
BEIJING -- Crisis. Disarray. Sadness. Four months before the opening of what was supposed to be the grandest Olympics in history, the head of the International Olympic Committee was using words Thursday that convey anything but a sense of joyous enthusiasm.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 2005 |
To protest the ongoing genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan, Stanford University will divest any direct stock investments it holds in four international energy companies with business ties to the government of the African nation, officials announced Thursday. The businesses are the Chinese companies PetroChina and Sinopec, the Russian company Tatneft, and Swiss-based ABB. The university did not disclose how much it had invested in the companies.
February 9, 2008 |
Two top U.N. officials said Friday that the continuing conflict in Darfur had thwarted a yearlong effort to start peace talks and deploy a peacekeeping force there, while new conflict in neighboring Chad could ignite a regional war. U.N. peacekeeping chief Jean-Marie Guehenno and the special envoy for Sudan, Jan Eliasson, told the Security Council that increasing clashes between Sudanese troops and rebels in western Darfur made it difficult to deliver aid to the area and deploy peacekeepers.
July 21, 2005 |
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said there had been progress in the Darfur region but that the world would not accept mere promises from Sudan's new government to halt violence there. The United States is making a difference in helping refugees and halting atrocities, Rice said before arriving in Khartoum, the capital. Rice planned to visit a Darfur refugee camp today.