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posted 06 March 2006 03:42 PM      Profile for kimmy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 

On Friday, the African Union (AU) is due to announce whether it wants to hand over its peacekeeping role in Darfur to the United Nations.

There are some 7,000 AU troops in Darfur but the organisation lacks the money to pay for them to continue.

UN chief Koffi Annan has urged Western countries to take over but Sudan vigorously rejects the proposed move and has threatened to leave the pan-African body if it lets the UN take over.

If the UN is asked to step in, should Canada participate? This issue lost its most vocal advocate in Canada when David Kilgour opted to not seek reelection.

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