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Annan Organizes International Meeting on Darfur

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Annan Organizes International Meeting on Darfur

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Annan Organizes International Meeting on Darfur

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Africa Union Chairman Alpha Omar Konare (from left), U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, Deputy Chairman of the African Union Commission Patrick Mazimhaka of Rwanda, and U.N. Chief for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Marie Guehenno attend a special meeting of the AU Peace and Security Council on the Darfur crisis. Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Africa Union Chairman Alpha Omar Konare (from left), U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, Deputy Chairman of the African Union Commission Patrick Mazimhaka of Rwanda, and U.N. Chief for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Marie Guehenno attend a special meeting of the AU Peace and Security Council on the Darfur crisis.

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U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called for greater international attention to the killings in Darfur for months.

Now, in an attempt to improve the situation before he leaves office in January, Annan has organized a meeting of African, Arab and European leaders to discuss solutions.

Host Alex Chadwick talks with the BBC reporter Amber Henshaw, who is in Ethiopia today for the meeting.