From the UK TimesOnline:
SUDAN last night thwarted a Western drive to get the African Union to agree a timetable for United Nations peacekeepers to take over in Darfur, where the United States says “genocide” is taking place.
Resisting intense lobbying by Western powers, the 53-nation African Union extended its own beleaguered mission in the Sudanese province for six months rather than handing over to UN troops.
The decision came as a blow to the Western governments who see the early dispatch of a UN force as the best chance of saving thousands of lives. Western diplomats had wanted the AU to use a key meeting in Addis Ababa to agree a firm timetable for a handover to the UN in Darfur.