we can only hope... maybe the united nations
will help stabilize things somewhat.
NAIROBI, 26 May (IRIN) - A joint United Nations-African Union assessment team will head to Sudan's troubled Darfur region to determine how to strengthen the current AU mission in Sudan (AMIS) and to lay the groundwork for a possible transition to a UN peacekeeping force, a UN diplomat said.
"We agreed that in the coming days the United Nations and the African Union will send a joint assessment mission to Sudan," [UN Special Envoy] Brahimi told reporters in Sudan's capital, Khartoum. "It will then proceed to Darfur to assess the additional needs of AMIS, which must be immediately strengthened, since it will have the initial responsibility of facilitating the implementation of the Darfur Peace Agreement.
... despite the peace deliberations, "all parties continued to engage in totally unacceptable levels of violence and despicable attacks against civilians in breach of humanitarian law and earlier ceasefire commitments."
od yavo shalom aleinu, v'al kulam
Raiders from Sudan have killed more than 100 villagers in Chad, Human Rights Watch reported Thursday, and the group expressed concern that the violence in Darfur was spreading...