The United Nations Security Council is set to vote Saturday on a draft resolution dedicated to bringing peace to the Darfur region of Sudan. Over the past three weeks, Khartoum authorities and Darfur rebels have attempted to create a peace agreement, but have been unsuccessful.
The draft UN resolution includes measures such as building up the African Union monitoring forces in the region, threatening oil sanctions if human rights abuses continue, and creation of an international human rights commission to examine whether acts of genocide have occurred in the region. The UN provides background on the Sudan situation here. BBC News has more on the story, as well as the history of the conflict in Sudan.