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UN wants to go to Darfur now to help African Union

The United Nations should immediately beef up the African Union force in Sudan’s Darfur region with communications, transport and other help in preparation for its own operation, the head of U.N. peacekeeping said on Tuesday. Although Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir has rejected a U.N. force, the world body might be able to gain a foothold in Darfur by augmenting the African Union’s 7,000-strong monitoring operation, said U.N. Undersecretary-General Jean-Marie Guehenno. Full Story

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