UN-AU mission in Sudan's Darfur cuts 770 jobs

A member of the UN-African Union mission in Darfur sits on an armoured personnel carrier patrolling near the city of Nyala, January 12, 2015 in SudanThe UN-AU mission in Sudan’s Darfur (UNAMID) will cut 770 civilian jobs, it said on Saturday, as it faces pressure from Khartoum to withdraw from the war-torn western region. The decision was made after a strategic review of the mission, the statement said, and was unconnected to calls from Sudan’s government for the mission to leave.

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