Wednesday, May 03, 2006

News Articles from Africa and Iran 5/3/2006

Iran standoff looms over NATO: April 27, 2006
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) -- Iran's nuclear standoff with the West is expected to dominate talks Thursday between U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her counterparts from NATO and European Union nations on the eve of a U.N. deadline for Tehran to halt uranium enrichment

Clooney, senators urge action on Darfur April 28, 2006
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Oscar winner George Clooney Thursday joined two senators, Republican Sam Brownback of Kansas and Democrat Barack Obama, to appeal for greater action to address what is being described as genocide in Sudan's Darfur region.

U.S. lawmakers arrested at Sudanese Embassy protest April 28, 2006.
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Five Democratic members of Congress were arrested at the Sudanese Embassy and led away in plastic handcuffs Friday to protest the atrocities in the Darfur region.

Darfur peace talks extended April 30, 2006.
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- African Union mediators brokering peace talks among warring parties in Sudan's Darfur region said Sunday they were extending by 48 hours a deadline for the peace parley's end.


U.S. envoy heads to Africa to mediate Darfur crisis May 1, 2006.
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice sent her deputy to save peace talks on ending the violence in Sudan's western Darfur region, saying it was time to "shake the trees" and put a robust security force in place.

Darfur Chronology May 2, 2006.
(Reuters) -- Mediators from the African Union (AU) have given the warring parties from Sudan's Darfur region until midnight on Tuesday to strike a peace deal, a 48-hour extension of the original deadline.

Darfur peace pact deadline extended May 2, 2006.
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- The African Union extended the Tuesday midnight deadline for a peace pact aimed at resolving violence in Sudan's Darfur region that has claimed tens of thousands of lives, the chief AU mediator said.

Low turnout as polls close in Chad May 3, 2006.
N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) -- Low voter turnout Wednesday threatened to undermine the credibility of the third multiparty election in Chad, one of Africa's newest oil producers.

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