Lawmakers, actor urge tough action in Sudan's Darfur
Don Cheadle weighs in
Feb 22, 2005
Actor Don Cheadle, nominated for an Oscar for his role in Hotel Rwanda, a film about the 1994 mass killings in Africa, joined a bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers to call for stronger measures to end the civil war in Sudan’s Darfur region.
“This killing goes on day in, day out,” said Representative Ed Royce (R., Calif.), who led a congressional delegation with Cheadle to Sudan last month. Royce chairs the House international relations subcommittee on Africa. The rampages are perpetrated by Arab militia armed and backed by the Sudanese government in fighting black African rebels.