Friday, September 08, 2006

Sudan Issues Ultimatum to African Union

On Monday, September 5th, the African Union (AU) was given one week to decide to either stay or get out of the Darfur region. The mandate of the AU Mission in Sudan (AMIS) expires September 30th, and the Sudanese government says it will refuse an extension if the AU force joins UN peacekeeping forces.

UN Security Council Resolution 1706, adopted on August 31st, calls for a United Nations peacekeeping force of more than 20,000 troops and police officers to take over from the African Union force in Sudan.

For more information on Sudan, check out the Government Publications Library subject guide.

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