Security Council extends peacekeeping mission in Darfur by another year

The Security Council agreed today to extend the work of the joint African Union-United Nations peacekeeping operation in Sudan’s Darfur region by another year and called for the UN to set out a plan so it can measure whether the mission is making progress towards achieving its mandate.

Rwandan general chosen as next military chief of African-UN mission in Darfur

The United Nations and the African Union have announced that a Rwandan lieutenant-general will be the next Force Commander of their joint peacekeeping mission in the Sudanese region of Darfur.

Joint African Union-UN envoy speaks out amid renewed Sudanese-Chadian tensions

The head of the joint African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission in Darfur today called on Sudan and Chad to end any hostile activities along their border amid fresh accusations of air strikes in the troubled region.

Darfur: UN peacekeeping chief visits village where thousands of residents have returned

The head of United Nations peacekeeping today wrapped up a two-day visit to Sudan’s Darfur region by meeting traditional leaders and representatives of women and youth in a village where more than 2,000 families have recently voluntarily returned.