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AgadorSparticus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:22 AM
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U.S. Lawmakers Call for Pressure on Sudan
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By KEN GUGGENHEIM, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON - Moved and angered by their visits to camps for Sudanese refugees, House members called on world leaders Thursday to pressure Sudan to stop the violence in the Darfur region that has killed more than 70,000 people.


AFP
Slideshow: Sudan's Darfur Conflict

Actor Don Cheadle, nominated for an Oscar for his role in "Hotel Rwanda," joined lawmakers at a Capitol Hill news conference, drawing parallels to the violence that killed more than 500,000 people in Rwanda in 1994.


"People saw the film and said, `Wow that's terrible. What happened? Wish I had known.' Now you know," said Cheadle, who accompanied lawmakers on the Sudan trip.


The United Nations (news - web sites) describes the Darfur conflict as the world's worst humanitarian crisis and the Bush administration has called it genocide. It began two years ago when rebel groups took up arms against what they saw as the Arab-dominated government's discrimination against Sudanese of African origin.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=512&nci...


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