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UN-African Union official meets with leaders of troubled Darfur camp for displaced

A senior official with the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur today met with leaders of a restive camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the war-torn Sudanese region.

Probe under way into abduction of two UN-African Union blue helmets in Darfur

An investigation is underway into the abduction of two police advisors serving with the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping force in the strife-torn Darfur region of Sudan who were seized early Saturday.

Ban saddened by deaths of Darfur peacekeepers in road accident

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today he was saddened by the deaths of four Sierra Leonean peacekeepers serving in the joint United Nations-African Union mission in the Sudanese region of Darfur (UNAMID) who died in a road accident.

Secretary-General urges more serious efforts by parties to end conflict in Darfur

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has again urged all parties to the conflict in Darfur to seriously pursue peace, citing ongoing violence, displacement and human rights violations in the region despite several years of United Nations-backed attempts to end the hostilities.

Search for peace in Darfur has gathered pace, says head of UN-AU mission

The search for durable peace in the war-scarred Darfur region of western Sudan has gained momentum and is at a critical stage, the head of the joint African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) said today, urging all parties to the conflict to join the process.

Darfur ex-combatants opt for voluntary discharge backed by UN-African mission

More than 800 former combatants in the conflict in Sudan's western region of Darfur are expected to take part in a three-week voluntary discharge exercise that began today, with the support of the joint African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID).

Darfur blue helmets to take ‘robust’ defensive action if attacked, says UN-AU envoy

The head of the joint African Union-United Nations mission in Darfur said today that peacekeepers there will be more robust when defending themselves from attacks, while recognizing that the primary responsibility for protecting staff lay with the Sudanese Government.

Ban voices relief at release of UN-AU peacekeepers freed in Darfur

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed his relief at the release of four peacekeepers serving with the joint African Union-United Nations mission in the war-torn Sudanese region of Darfur who were set free after having spent more than two weeks in captivity.

Four abducted UN-AU blue helmets released in Darfur

Four peacekeepers serving with the joint African Union-United Nations Mission in the war-ravaged Sudanese region of Darfur (UNAMID) were released today after having spent more than two weeks in captivity.

UN-African Union envoy leads call for all Darfur militia to join peace process

A gathering of high-level international officials to Sudan, led by the head of the joint United Nations-African Union (AU) peacekeeping operation in the country's war-torn Darfur region, today urged all armed groups involved in the conflict to join the peace process initiated earlier this week by Khartoum and a major rebel militia.