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UNAMID helping to de-escalate Darfur tension

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The joint UN-AU hybrid operation in Darfur (UNAMID) is working with Sudanese and local authorities to de-escalate tensions following violent incidents in two towns,...

Possibilities for peace and stability bolstered in Darfur

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“Important developments” in Sudan, including a pledge to end the country’s conflicts and the establishment of a transitional government, could edge the country closer...

ISS: Is Sudan ready for UNAMID’s exit?

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The UN Security Council (UNSC) is scheduled to make a decision on the mandate of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID)...

SA calls for continued peace efforts in Sudan

South Africa has urged the African Union (AU)/United Nations (UN) Hybrid Mission (UNAMID) to continue to provide technical and logistical assistance to support peace...

UNAMID troop strength to be cut by more than half

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The mandate of the joint UN/AU peacekeeping operation in Sudan's Darfur has been extended until the end of June next year by...

UN plans to reduce peacekeeper deaths

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Last year saw the highest number of peacekeeper fatalities through violent acts in over two decades, with 56 peacekeepers killed. In an effort...

New UNAMID Force Commander

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Lieutenant General Leonard Muriuki Ngondi of Kenya has been appointed Force Commander for the African Union/United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID)...

U.N. approves drawdown of peacekeepers in Sudan’s Darfur region

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The United Nations Security Council on Thursday approved a phased drawdown of peacekeepers in Sudan's Darfur region that could almost halve the...

UNAMID, MINUSMA mandates extended

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The UN this week adopted resolutions which, among others, extended the mandate of its missions in Darfur and Mali as well as...

UNAMID reconfiguration will see troop numbers reduced

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The African Union (AU) and the United Nations are proposing 44% and 30% reductions in their troop and police presence in Sudan's...

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...