“To seize the moment of opportunity that the Abuja peace deal offers for ending the suffering in Sudan’s Darfur region, African peacekeeping must immediately be bolstered in anticipation of a “substantial” United Nations force and dialogue must start quickly between the local parties, the world body’s top peacekeeping official said today.

“The situation in Darfur remains very fragile – there is an agreement and that’s a major achievement – but it’s an agreement that opens a window, and that’s a window that needs to be seized,” Jean-Marie Guehenno, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations told the press after briefing the Security Council on the results of his recent assessment mission to Sudan.” [More]

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