Sudan:Security Council Downsizes AU-UN Mission in Darfur, Eying Eventual Exit

[UN News] The Security Council on Friday extended the mandate of the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping operation in Sudan’s Darfur until the end of June next year, but reduced the number of troops deployed in the field with an eye towards the mission’s eventual exit.

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Zimbabwe:Election Officers’ Training Begins

[The Herald] The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) will today start training constituency election officers who will chair multi-party liaison committee meetings in constituencies to ensure a peaceful environment before, during and after the July 30 harmonised elections.

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