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Nicholas Kristof's New York Times blog premieres the new video with board member George Clooney, "Endgame in Sudan."
If you had had the opportunity three months ahead of time to prevent Darfur's genocide, what would you have done?
The world faces such an opportunity today. On Jan. 9, just 84 days from now, the people of southern Sudan and of the disputed region of Abyei -- which straddles northern and southern Sudan -- will vote in referendums on self-determination. If held freely and fairly, these votes will result in an independent, oil-rich Southern Sudan. If not, the catastrophic war between the north and the south that ended in 2005, after 2.5 million deaths, could resume.
"Officials from the U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan are in talks with South Darfur's government, which is demanding the force hand over six Darfuris it is sheltering."
"The UN Security Council extended the stay of peacekeepers in Sudan's western Darfur region by another year on Friday, telling the force to focus primarily on protecting civilians and aid deliveries."
"President Omar al-Bashir's party has said the referendum on whether south Sudan should secede cannot take place until the internal border is decided."
"Three people were killed Wednesday during a gun battle between supporters of rival rebel groups in a camp for displaced people in west Darfur, a UN spokesman said Thursday."
"The United States is alarmed by the deteriorating security in Sudan's Darfur region and wants the situation to be 'effectively addressed,' its ambassador to the UN said Tuesday."