Questions arise over Darfur peace force

The African Union has objected to a proposal for a 23,000-strong AU-U.N. force to help end the bloodshed in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region because it would give the United Nations command and control, U.N. diplomats said Friday. The African Union wants joint control of the force, the final phase of a three-stage U.N. plan to bolster the beleaguered 7,000-strong AU force currently on the ground in Darfur, U.N. diplomats said, speaking on condition of anonymity because negotiations to resolve the dispute are private. Full Story

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