From the NYT, thanks to Philo who evidently gets up a lot earlier or goes to bed a lot later than I do.
KHARTOUM, Sudan, Monday, May 1 — Sudan's government offered Sunday to accept a potentially historic Darfur peace agreement, but two of Darfur's three main rebel groups raised last-minute objections that left the negotiations mired in confusion as a midnight deadline passed. Mediators agreed to extend the talks for 48 hours at the request of the United States. Skip to next paragraph Enlarge This Image Jim Young/Reuters A woman participates in a rally today in Washington calling for an end to genocide in Sudan's Darfur region. It was unclear early Monday whether the extension in the feverish negotiations, supervised by the African Union at talks in Abuja, Nigeria, made it more or less likely that a deal could be reached. The talks are the most intensive yet in an effort to end the strife in Darfur, the vast region of western Sudan that is the site of what the United Nations has called the world's worst refugee crisis and what the Bush administration calls genocide.