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Darfur: African Union-UN mission urges end to hostilities after outbreak of violence in region's North

09 March 2014 – Deeply concerned by an outbreak of inter-communal violence in North Darfur, the African Union-United Nations Mission in the region called today for an end to the fighting, which has sent thousands fleeing for safety and left a number of people dead over the past few days.

Darfur: Joint African Union-UN mediator continues efforts to facilitate lasting peace

08 March 2014 – The African Union-United Nations Joint Mediator for Darfur has wrapped up talks between the top African Union (AU) official and leaders of two of the region's main rebel movements, encouraging the parties to overcome their misgivings and press ahead towards a comprehensive political accord, for the benefit of not only strife-ridden Darfur, but also for wider Sudan.

INTERVIEW: UN humanitarian official urges action to help South Sudan avoid collapse

05 March 2014 – The top United Nations humanitarian official in South Sudan is sounding the alarm about the dire situation in the country, warning that the world’s youngest nation could collapse by year’s end if urgent action is not taken to help see its people through the current crisis.