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Darfur: UN-African Union peacekeepers shot in attack, two seriously wounded

Unidentified gunmen shot and wounded three peacekeepers, two critically, from the joint African Union-United Nations mission in Darfur (UNAMID) in an attack on Saturday in the war-ravaged region on the western flank of the Sudan.

New military chief of joint African Union-UN force in Darfur begins work

The new Force Commander of the joint African Union-United Nations peacekeeping operation in Darfur formally assumed his duties today in the troubled western Sudanese region.

Joint African Union-UN envoy discusses better security with Darfur’s displaced

The head of the joint African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission in Darfur met today with leaders of a camp housing some of the region’s displaced to discuss improved security measures following the killing of a camp leader and his wife earlier this week.

African Union-UN mission in Darfur present funding for construction projects

The African Union-United Nations peacekeeping operation in Darfur has provided a financial boost of almost $250,000 for the construction of classrooms, toilets and water pumps in the violence-ridden region of Sudan.

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.

Darfur: joint UN-African Union mission reports calm although banditry persists

The joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) today reported that the security situation in the war-torn western Sudanese region was calm although banditry remains a problem.

Hearings to identify causes of conflict kick off in Darfur, reports UN-AU mission

Public hearings got underway across Darfur over the weekend to examine the root causes of the conflict in the war-torn western region of Sudan, the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping operation in the region, known as UNAMID, announced today.