Sudan ups pressure for exit of Darfur peacekeepers

Deployed in 2007, the United Nations-African Union Mission has a mandate to curb violence in Darfur, a region the size of FranceAs the UN Security Council begins talks next month on renewing its mission in Darfur for another year, Sudan has stepped up pressure for a complete exit of international peacekeepers from the war-torn region. About 20,000 troops and policemen from more than 30 countries are currently in Sudan’s western region of Darfur as part of the African Union-United Nations mission, UNAMID. Deployed in 2007, UNAMID has a mandate to curb violence in Darfur, a region the size of France.

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