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AU struggles to calm Darfur

As the searing sun rises over the desert landscape of Sudan’s troubled Darfur region, officers from about a dozen African countries gather inside a cramped canvas tent near the town of Nyala for their morning ritual of security briefings and daily assignments. At first, several junior officers grumble about their orders – to patrol a lawless displaced-persons camp overflowing with 90,000 people. Amid rising insecurity in Darfur, even routine patrols have become dangerous. But the ranking officer of this African Union force, a beefy Nigerian named Olusegou Adeleke, cuts them short. Full Story

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