Thursday, November 16, 2006

Annan opens Darfur conference

The pressure is on. And the mecury is rising.

The AU conference in Addis Ababa on the current situation in Darfur is a welcomed step to solve the carnage. The world is not going to rest until sense is brought back to Darfur. Why should people continue to suffer like this, in world where there is plenty for all. I hope the conference comes up with strong mandates.

The UN force for Darfur is still on the agenda:

"We have not given up the idea of strengthening the force in Darfur," Annan said. "We need to continue our efforts to calm Darfur ... the border area between Chad and Sudan is very fragile and volatile."

A hybrid force, that is. Let them come.