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Rwanda Says It May Pull Troops Out of Darfur

Rwandan President Paul Kagame says his country may pull its troops from the African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan's war-torn Darfur region.

In remarks to reporters this week, Mr. Kagame said the troops are not getting the funding, equipment or support they need and are having little impact.

The president says Rwandan officials are evaluating the situation and a decision will be made regarding the troops very soon.

Rwanda has supplied about 2,000 of the 7,000 African Union troops in Darfur. The force has not been able to stop violence in the region that has killed at least 200,000 people and displaced two million more.

The U.N. Security Council has authorized a larger peacekeeping force for Darfur. But Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has refused to allow U.N. forces to enter the country.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.