A Sudanese child gets a drink of clean water at the Abu Shouk camp

Slow Going In Darfur
To ratchet up the pressure on the Sudanese government — which has promised to disarm Arab militiamen accused of killing 30,000 and forcing more than 1.4 million from their homes — United Nations special representative Jan Pronk and British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw made separate visits to the country's western Darfur region. Pronk will give a report to the Security Council this week. If Khartoum has not made progress it could face international sanctions. Pronk said that Khartoum had taken some positive steps — setting aside safe areas, for instance — but...

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