Black People : Boston Globe-THREE YEARS OF FIGHTING in the Darfur region

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    Boston Globe

    Peace Corp.
    As the international community dithers over Darfur, private military companies say they've got what it takes to stop the carnage, if only someone would hire them.

    By Rebecca Ulam Weiner | April 23, 2006

    THREE YEARS OF FIGHTING in the Darfur region of Sudan have left an estimated 180,000 dead and nearly 2 million refugees. In recent weeks, both the UN and the US have turned up the volume of their demands to end the violence (which the Bush administration has publicly called genocide), but they've been hard pressed to turn their exhortations into action. The government in Khartoum has scuttled the UN's plans to take control of the troubled peacekeeping operations currently being led by the African Union, and NATO recently stated publicly that a force of its own in Darfur is ''out of the question." Meanwhile, refugee camps and humanitarian aid workers continue to be attacked, and the 7,000 African Union troops remain overstretched and ineffective.