Deal signed for Darfur
A deal described as a breakthrough has been signed between the Sudanese regime and rebel leaders from Darfur. In a security deal the government - under international pressure - accepted a ban on military flights over Darfur. A separate agreement seeks to ease delivery of humanitarian aid to Darfur, where 70,000 have died since the conflict began.
African Union Chair Olesegun Obasanjo of Nigeria called the accord "a very important step in the right direction."
The actual cessation of genocide in Darfur would be an even more important step in the right direction.