African Union peacekeepers evacuate an African Union camp, Haskanita, northern Darfur, Sudan, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2007. Rebel forces stormed a small African Union base in northern Darfur killing 10 peacekeepers from the beleaguered mission in an unprecedented attack that threatened key peace talks set for October. Several others were wounded and dozens were missing in action after the attack on the base in Haskanita just after sunset on Saturday, said AU officials in Sudan. (AP Photo/Alfred de Montesquiou)
Kigali, Rwanda (AP) President Bush says other nations need to step up to stop the genocidal killing in Sudan’s Darfur region.
Bush pledged today in Rwanda that the U.S. will use sanctions, pressure and money to help resolve the crisis. Washington will spend another 100 million dollars to train and equip African peacekeepers deploying to Darfur. Rwanda was the first nation to send peacekeepers to the violent region.
Bush spoke after he and the first lady paid a somber visit to a memorial to the victims of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. The president called the memorial ``a moving place'' and a reminder that evil in the world “must be confronted.”
Over 800,000 minority Tutsis (toot'-seez) and moderate Hutus (hoo'-tooz) were shot, clubbed and hacked to death in just 100 days by extremist Hutu militias.