Today, the President of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir, was denied the chairmanship of the African Union. This position rotates among leaders of African member nations. He was supposed to have the chair last year, but his turn was postponed a year because of the worsening situation in Darfur.
Justly, he was denied leadership again this year. Mr. Bashir is one of the main reasons Darfur remains as it is. His continued opposition to a joint UN-AU peacekeeping force leads directly to the deaths of innocent civilians.
I don't know if this rejection will immediately lead to Bashir to allow the troops to enter Darfur, but I hope something will.