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Bush Looks To Intensify Pressure On Sudan
Economic Measures, U.N. Sanctions Planned

By Michael Abramowitz, Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, May 29, 2007; Page A01

President Bush has decided to implement a plan to pressure Sudan's government into cooperating with international efforts to halt the violence in its troubled Darfur region, where his administration said almost three years ago that genocide was taking place...

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WFP Suspends Work Around Chad Town After Attack
By Stephanie Hancock (Reuters)
Friday, May 25, 2007

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has temporarily suspended operations in an area of eastern Chad bordering Sudan's Darfur after attackers beat up two local employees, a WFP spokesman said on Friday...

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UN and AU Agree on Joint Darfur Force
By EDITH M. LEDERER, The Associated Press
Thursday, May 24, 2007

The United Nations and the African Union agreed Thursday on a highly mobile, robust joint force to help protect civilians and restore security to the Darfur region _ but Sudan still holds the key to its deployment...

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Fidelity Cuts Stake In Chinese Oil Firm Amid Pressure On Darfur
By Mark Jewell, May 17, 2007

In a step in the right direction, Fidelity Investments, longstanding target of the divestment effort for its key holdings in Petrochina, divested 91% of its New York Stock Exchange holdings in the company. Combined with its holdings listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Fidelity has reduced its holdings by 38%...

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Arms Transfers to Sudan Fuel Serious Human Rights Violations
By Amnesty International, May 8, 2007

In a detailed report, Amnesty International (AI) describes the arming process and its effects on the people of Darfur and neighbouring eastern Chad, many of whom have been forcibly displaced. It describes violations of the United Nations arms embargo on Darfur by parties to the conflict, including China and Russia, that occurred during January to March 2007.

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