SUDAN WATCH: AU Security Council meeting 18 Sep to consider AMIS mandate

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

AU Security Council meeting 18 Sep to consider AMIS mandate

Sudan Tribune 5 Sep 2006 says Darfur mission will end in Sept, but consultations continue - AU:
African Union peace and Security Council has reiterated its decision to end the mandate of the African forces in Darfur by the end of September 2006.

AU Security Council will convene at ministerial level a meeting in New York on 18 September to consider the mandate of the African forces in Darfur.
Note, the article provides the full text of a Sep 4 press release by AU peace and Security Council on the AU mission in Darfur.

UPDATE: -- AU Darfur meeting in New York delayed -- Reuters SA 18 Sep 2006:
AU meeting to discuss the situation in Darfur, scheduled for New York on Monday, will now "possibly" take place later in the week, South Africa's Foreign Ministry said.

"The reason for the postponement is to allow AU Heads of State and Government comprising the 15-member AU Peace and Security Council, currently attending the United Nations General Assembly, to participate in the Peace and Security Council meeting," the ministry said in a statement.

South Africa said President Thabo Mbeki would represent it at the AU meeting. Sudanese President al-Bashir was also expected to attend the meeting.

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