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Vol 48 No 17

Published 24th August 2007


Mission improbable

Khartoum's schemings, political rows and logistical shortages are undermining the Darfur peacekeeping force

African Union Commission Chairman Alpha Oumar Konaré's statement in Khartoum on 12 August that the planned 26,000-strong peacekeeping force for Darfur would be entirely African and his criticisms of the United Nations raise more uncertainties about the operation, already wracked by dispute.

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