Sudan: Historic Darfur peacekeeping mission ends

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  • United Nations published this video item, entitled “Sudan: Historic Darfur peacekeeping mission ends” – below is their description.

    A historic peacekeeping operation in Darfur, Sudan winds down as leaders pledge continued support for the country’s people.

    This was the first and only hybrid mission in the 75-year history of the United Nations.

    A bitter conflict in the troubled Darfur region prompted the Security Council to establish the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur in 2007.

    With some 6,000 personnel at its current strength, the mission had a range of responsibilities for securing peace, including those related to delivering humanitarian aid and mediating the conflict.

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    The Sudan, officially the Republic of the Sudan, is a country in Northeast Africa. It is bordered by Egypt to the north, Libya to the northwest, Chad to the west, the Central African Republic to the southwest, South Sudan to the south, Ethiopia to the southeast, Eritrea to the east, and the Red Sea to the northeast.

    Sudan’s history goes back to the Pharaonic period. Independence from the British was proclaimed on 1 January 1956.

    Islam was Sudan’s state religion and Islamic laws applied from 1983 until 2020 when the country became a secular state. The economy has been described as lower-middle income and relies on oil production. Sudan is a member of the United Nations, the Arab League, African Union, COMESA, Non-Aligned Movement and the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation.

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