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Thread #73826   Message #1493376
Posted By: CarolC
25-May-05 - 10:55 PM
Thread Name: BS: Time to re-deploy to Sudan
Subject: RE: BS: Time to re-deploy to Sudan
NATO is considering a request to help - That doesn't mean they are helping. Please provide a link that tells me that anyone else is even trying to help.

Had you read the links I already provided, you would have seen this:

http://au.news.yahoo.com/050525/21/ugxo.html

"The North Atlantic Treaty Alliance (NATO) has agreed to provide air support, training and logistical help to African Union peacekeepers in Sudan's troubled region of Darfur.

NATO has agreed to provide the support in principle, ahead of an international meeting on the issue in Ethiopia later this week.

The alliance says it will help the African Union, which is expanding the number of troops in Darfur to 7,700 immediately and is considering a force of 12,000 by the end of the year.

The agreement will be discussed further on Thursday, when UN secretary-general Kofi Annan will meet EU and NATO leaders.

If the agreement is officially approved, it will be the first time NATO has had a mission in Africa.

However, NATO troops would be involved in a support role only.

The European Union has agreed to provide similar help."