Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Darfur Update

President Omar al-Bashir agreed today to allow freedom of movement in the Darfur province for 3,500 African Union troops and to withdraw the Sudanese military from the region. The agreement, designed to secure a ceasefire in the province where 50,000 people have been killed and 1.4 million have been displaced, came during a two-hour-long discussion with British prime minister Tony Blair in Khartoum.