Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Congressional Black Caucus Calls for Fair Agreement to End Genocide in Darfur

"After more than three years of suffering at the hands of the Government of Sudan and the Janjaweed, the people of Darfur are faced with a proposed peace agreement which falls short of the aim to end the violence and create a just and lasting peace in the region.

"The seventh round of the African-Union brokered peace talks in Abuja, Nigeria are coming to a close and the April 30 deadline for a signed peace agreement was extended to midnight tonight. The draft peace agreement is skewed to benefit the Government of Sudan and penalize the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLA) and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) -- the only voices for the people of Darfur."

Read more at the Congressional Black Caucus Press Release

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