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Darfur: UN mission condemns first murder of peacekeeper

The joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission (UNAMID) confirmed today that a Ugandan civilian police inspector serving with the operation has been “brutally and shamelessly murdered” in the north of the strife-torn region of Sudan.

Armed men ambush peacekeepers serving with UN force in Darfur

A Nigerian battalion serving with the hybrid United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has been ambushed by dozens of men armed with machine guns, rifles and rocket-propelled grenades, the mission reported today.

UN-African Union police begin patrols in North Darfur

Police units of the new United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) conducted their first “confidence-building” patrols in areas controlled by the Minni Minawi-led rebel group in the violence-torn region of Sudan, the mission said today.

Worsening situation in West Darfur jeopardizes aid efforts – UN report

The security situation in West Darfur has deteriorated so sharply in the past two months that the United Nations’ efforts to bring humanitarian relief to those in need is being severely undermined, a new UN report says, calling for an immediate cessation of hostilities and warning that the region needs many more peacekeepers.

UN peacekeeping chief, Sudanese officials set for talks on Darfur force

The head of United Nations peacekeeping is due to arrive in Sudan today for talks with senior Government officials on issues relating to the deployment of the joint UN-African Union Mission in Darfur, the war-wracked region in the country’s west.

UN, AU envoys upbeat on prospects for restarting Darfur peace talks

After meetings with the Government and the main rebel groups, the United Nations and African Union envoys for the Darfur peace process said they are hopeful that talks aimed at ending the conflict in the war-wracked Sudanese region can reconvene soon.

Darfur: UN, AU envoys meet with second rebel group

United Nations and African Union (AU) envoys seeking to end the conflict in Sudan�s Darfur region have met with a second rebel movement in an effort to pave the way for peace negotiations.

Sudan releases eight Darfur rebels into UN custody

The Sudanese Government today released eight rebel detainees to the newly-deployed United Nations-African Union (AU) hybrid peacekeeping force, known as UNAMID, which is seeking to bring peace to the war-ravaged Darfur region.

UN, AU envoys meet with key Darfur rebel alliance

A key rebel alliance today told the United Nations and African Union (AU) Special Envoys for Darfur that it is ready to work with the newly-deployed hybrid peacekeeping force, known as UNAMID.

Military leaders of Sudan and UN-AU Darfur force discuss deployment

Sudan’s top military officer and his counterpart from the new United Nations-African Union (AU) hybrid mission, known as UNAMID, met today to discuss issues pertaining to the deployment of the joint peacekeeping force which seeks to end the violence in the war-ravaged Darfur region.