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African Troops on Way to Darfur, Sudan

A contingent of Rwandan troops heads to Darfur this weekend — the first foreign soldiers to deploy in western Sudan, where thousands have been killed in communal strife that some are calling genocide. Their main mission is to protect 80 African Union truce observers already there. But with a somewhat vague mandate, and Arabic nomads still attacking African farm villages, the 154 Rwandans could easily find themselves defending civilians and getting drawn into the conflict. The deployment comes amid intense international and regional efforts to end the bloodshed in Darfur, which has caused more than 1 million farmers to flee their homes and left some 2.2 million people in urgent need of food and other aid. Full Story

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