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Renewed UN-African push for peace pact in Darfur

The United Nations and the African Union announced on Friday a new push for peace talks in Sudan’s Darfur region to get splinter rebel groups and the government to stop fighting each other. Jan Eliasson, a former Swedish foreign minister, U.N. official and the current special envoy for Darfur, told reporters the object was to reduce the level of violence through the political process. But Eliasson, who will go to Darfur after an African Union conference at the end of January, said his job was not to negotiate a peacekeeping force, which would be done by other U.N. officials. Full Story

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