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U.N. Calls for Improved Security in Darfur

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan called for a more mobile and sophisticated peacekeeping force in Sudan’s Darfur region as the Security Council mulled turning an African Union mission into a U.N. operation. Clashes continue in the region despite the presence of 7,000 African troops sent to enforce an April 2004 ceasefire. The mission, a first for the 53-nation African Union, is seen as a test of its ability to resolve the continent’s conflicts. But the Africans have said they lack the international support, financial and logistical, to be successful. Full Story

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