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Arabs offer to fund Darfur troops

Arab leaders have agreed to pay for the African Union (AU) peacekeeping force in the Sudanese region of Darfur. Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir had asked the Arab League to meet the cost of the mission from October this year, when its current funding runs out. Agreement on payment was reached at a summit in Khartoum but it is unlikely the Arab leaders will have to pay out. The AU has agreed in principle to hand over peacekeeping to the United Nations from September. Full Story

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