Thursday, November 30, 2006

African Union meets on Crisis in Darfur (Sudan)

From BBC News:

"United Nation's aid chief Jan Egeland has warned that conflicts in Sudan's Darfur, Chad and Central African Republic are now 'intimately linked'. He said fighters are crossing borders to launch attacks and risking a 'really dangerous regional crisis'.

His comments in Geneva come as the African Union meets in Nigeria, to discuss help for the overwhelmed and ill-equipped African force in Darfur.

Sudan has said no to the United Nations putting troops into the region

A hybrid mission was proposed earlier this month after a meeting of the UN, the AU and Sudanese delegates, but Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir again rejected this on Monday in a televised address.

He says he will only accept African troops under AU leadership."

Read the full news story.

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

Keep up with current issues at the UN News Focus page on Sudan.

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