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Volcano erupts; two missing
ADDIS ABABA — A volcano in northeastern Ethiopia’s Afar region erupted over the weekend, leaving two persons missing and forcing hundreds to flee, state-run media reported yesterday.
The Ethiopia News Agency said the volcano spewed lava on Sunday, forcing salt-mining Afar nomads living around the mountain’s range to flee.
The volcano’s name was not given, and it was not clear whether it was Mount Arteale, the only active volcano in Ethiopia.
Darfur rebels want non-Africans
KHARTOUM — A key Darfur rebel leader said a viable peacekeeping force for the war-torn western Sudanese region must include non-Africans and toned down his conditions for joining peace talks.
African Union Commission Chairman Alpha Oumar Konare said in Khartoum on Sunday that troops from outside Africa were not needed for a planned joint AU/U.N. force as African nations had pledged enough soldiers.
The comments angered Darfur rebel leaders who say AU troops in Darfur have been unable to stem the violence. International experts estimate 200,000 have died and 2.5 million have been driven from their homes in more than four years of revolt in Darfur.
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