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Monday, August 30, 2004

BBC NEWS | Africa | UN deadline on Darfur approaches

BBC NEWS | Africa | UN deadline on Darfur approaches: "UN deadline on Darfur approaches
A United Nations deadline is set to expire on Monday for the Sudanese authorities to improve security in the troubled Darfur region.
The UN is threatening action if Sudan fails to disarm pro-government militias blamed for killing thousands of civilians and forcing many to flee.
But a UN report highlights continuing insecurity and clashes across Darfur.
Nigeria has sent a contingent of troops to Darfur to guard ceasefire monitors, as peace talks continue in Abuja.
The UN humanitarian co-ordinator said government troops and SLA rebels clashed in North Darfur as recently as last Thursday threatening 3,000 displaced people. "

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