Thursday, June 26, 2008

Darfur update

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) — The top U.N. envoy to Darfur is resigning to make room for a new full-time chief negotiator, the Swedish Foreign Ministry said Thursday.

Envoy Jan Eliasson, a former Swedish foreign minister, said he would continue to work as a special adviser on Darfur, but that the situation was so serious that it was "extremely important" to take realistic action, state-run radio reported.

Nice reminder of how important this crisis the U.N. at least.

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