AU Extends UNAMID Mandate for One Year
Addis Ababa 21 July 2014 (WIC) - The African Union (AU) has reportedly renewed the mandate of its joint peacekeeping force with the UN in Darfur, UNAMID, for another 12 months.
While fighting between government forces and armed rebels reduced significantly over the past months, violence continued with renewed fighting between ethnic groups over resources, the 15-member Peace and Security Council (PSC) which met in Addis Ababa on July 9, 2014 noted.
The deployment of African troops and the eventual takeover of the peacekeeping operation under a joint arrangement with the AU have helped reduce the violence.
The AU asked the signatories of the Doha Peace Accord to speed up their efforts towards addressing the outstanding issues.
According to ERTA, the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) remains a viable framework for bringing lasting peace and reconciliation to Darfur, it said.
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