Mudcat Café message #1495079 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #73826   Message #1495079
Posted By: dianavan
28-May-05 - 03:00 PM
Thread Name: BS: Time to re-deploy to Sudan
Subject: RE: BS: Time to re-deploy to Sudan
From Reuters -

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Donors have pledged nearly $300 million to fund a bigger African Union (AU) force to help end fighting in Sudan's western Darfur region, AU officials said on Friday.

The officials said Canada gave the biggest contribution of $133 million (C$168 million), followed by the United States with $50 million and Britain with $12 million. Smaller donations will come from other countries. The AU had requested $466 million to more than triple its force to about 7,900 troops.

"The donors also agreed to provide helicopters, armored personnel carriers, trucks and fuel," an AU official said.

...and how mush is going into Iraq?