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Two peacekeepers seized in Sudan – BBC Africa

_46287448_sudan_darfur_zalingei_0809.cmpTwo members of the joint UN/African Union (Unamid) peacekeeping force have been kidnapped in Sudan’s western Darfur region, officials say.

A Unamid spokesman said the pair – a man and a woman – were abducted in the western town of Zalingei.

The victim’s nationalities have not been made public.

It comes two days after the UN’s military commander in the region said the six-year war there between the government and rebels was over.

The UN says 300,000 people died in the conflict in Darfur, but the Sudanese government puts the figure at 10,000…continue reading…

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