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Annan aide heads to Sudan to push for Darfur force

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who leaves office in less than two weeks, is making a last-ditch effort to convince Sudan to accept a much stronger peacekeeping force in Darfur, a U.N. spokesman said on Monday. Annan is sending a top aide, Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, to Khartoum on Wednesday to pin down the government’s position on his proposal to build up the African Union mission already in Darfur with substantial U.N. resources in a proposed “hybrid” force, U.N. chief spokesman Stephane Dujarric said. Full Story

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