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Diplomacy & Peace

U.S. issues travel warning for Djibouti over terror threat


The US flag.The United States has issued a warning to travellers citing "specific threats from terrorism" aimed at Western and local interests in the east African nation of Djibouti.
   

South Sudan warns U.N. that sanctions could fuel confrontation


Salva Kiir.South Sudan warned the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday that imposing sanctions to try to end nearly a year of violence in the world's youngest state would likely "harden positions towards confrontation rather than cooperation."
   

Sudan says shuts UN peacekeepers' Darfur rights office in Khartoum


UNAMID peacekeepers.Sudan has shut the human rights office of the joint United Nations-African Union (UNAMID) peacekeeping mission in Darfur, the foreign ministry said, amid tension over allegations of mass rape by Sudanese troops in the troubled region.
   

War-weary Darfuris see grim future with or without UN peacekeepers


A UN vehicle in Darfur.Caught in a forgotten war between rebels and government forces and beset by bandits who roam the lawless roads, villagers in Darfur say their lives can scarcely get any worse if Sudan insists on international peacekeepers leaving their region.
   

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