U.S. President George Bush has authorized an American airlift of equipment for African Union and United Nations peacekeepers in Sudan's troubled Darfur region.
The meeting under the auspices of the African Union will focus on the disputed region of Abyei and the oil - rich northern state of South Kordofan.
The spokesman for the Comoros government, Education Minister Abdourahim Said Bacar, says Comoran troops backed by African Union forces from Tanzania and Sudan landed before dawn on the rebel- island.
It would also be anathema to the African Union ’s principled stand against military coups.
Condoleezza Rice says the best way to end the bloodshed is to augment the African Union contingent already there.
Among the priorities is $10million for what is called critical support of the African Union force in Darfur.
It has 1,50peacekeepers in Mogadishu as part of an African Union mission which is supposed to replace the Ethiopians, whom most Somalis detest as invaders.
An African Union spokesman said Gedi was taken from the residence to an undisclosed location.
Secretary-General Kofi Annan and the Chairman of the African Union Jakaya Kikwete.