U.S. officials announced on Monday that Senator John Kerry, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will lead a delegation to Sudan’s Darfur region, “in a possible sign of a growing willingness to engage with Khartoum.”
The U.S. diplomatic source said Kerry, a Democrat, would lead a Congressional delegation to Darfur, and would meet senior Sudanese officials in Khartoum in the middle of next week.
The state-run Sudanese Media Center said the U.S. Congressional delegation would visit Sudan for three days next week.
International experts contend that “online casinoat least 200,000 people have been killed and more than 2.7 million driven from their homes in almost six years of ethnic and politically driven fighting in Darfur” while Khartoum says only “10,000 people have died.”
I’m really pleased to see Kerry taking the steps to working towards ending the genocide in Darfur.