Stop the Genocide in Darfur

President Obama has made the following promise:

"As president, Obama will take immediate steps to end the genocide in Darfur by increasing pressure on the Sudanese and pressure the government to halt the killing and stop impeding the deployment of a robust international force." —

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Updated: January 15, 2009

Susan Rice Appointed Ambassador to the U.N.

Obama's pick for ambassador to the U.N., Susan Rice, has worked on African issues for the Clinton administration and the Brookings Institution. During her confirmation hearing, she called it "unacceptable" that the international peacekeeping force in Darfur is at only half its authorized strength, but suggested that the cost of a U.S. mission to the region would be prohibitive.

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