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N'DJAMENA, Chad-- Sen. Barack Obama met with Chad President Idriss Deby Itno, shortly after arriving in this Central Africa country on Friday afternoon and said the two had ``extensive discussions'' about getting a United Nations force into Sudan "as quickly as possible.''

Obama flies Saturday to refugee camps in Chad--one with victims escaping from genocidal killings in Sudan, another with internally displaced people from Chad, escaping from Sudan violence spilling over the border.

Itno received Obama in the presidential palace compound, full of cream color buildings in the capital. Itno sidestepped a question about whether he regarded the killings in Sudan a genocide according to a Chad government translator.

Obama called for the international community to take action; a proposed UN force is being blocked by the Sudan government

Standing with President Itno Obama said, ''we can't have another three years of stalling.''

Obama leaves for the U.S. on the morning of Sept. 3

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Obama should have question President Deby on his fraudulent election and the Chadian corruption that now leads the world. He made such a show in Kenyan concerning their corruption but nothing was mentioned in Chad.

Obama's trip in african countries is a wonderful one .In south africa he healed post apathied victims,in kenya the govt is still hit by his open speeches on corruption with proper comparision with s.korea.In ethiopia the flood victims had a shy of releave in seeing US senator with them together in a time of that need.In chad he is open tochad leaders of how to quell genocide in the region.Long live Obama senator the grandson of kogelo nyangoma in siaya district nyanza province in kenya africa of the world.

At church today I read our Assembly of God magazine about Kenya having millions of people on the verge of starvation due to the current drought. I see no mention of this in Senator Obama's trip to Kenya. Why is this?

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