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By Klaas Walraven, Henning Melber, Andreas Mehler

"The Africa Yearbook" covers significant household political advancements, the overseas coverage and socio-economic developments in sub-Sahara Africa - all relating to advancements in a single calendar 12 months. The Yearbook comprises articles on all sub-Saharan states, all the 4 sub-regions (West, primary, japanese, Southern Africa) concentrating on significant cross-border advancements and sub-regional businesses in addition to one article on continental advancements and one on European-African family. whereas the articles have thorough educational caliber, the Yearbook is especially orientated to the necessities of a giant variety of objective teams: scholars, politicians, diplomats, directors, newshounds, academics, practitioners within the box of improvement reduction in addition to company humans.

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UN officials cautioned that troops as well as some critical equipment to support the troops, such as air assets, helicopters and ground transport units, were lacking. During the second half of the year, more inclusive talks were held between the warring parties on the ground, including GoS, Darfuri civil society and regional parties such as Chad, Egypt, Libya and Eritrea. Jan Eliasson and Salim Ahmed Salim led this process, assisted by the AU’s Sam Ibok and the head of the UN team in Sirte, Tayé-Brook Zerihoun.

These ideas, including the need for peacekeepers to protect civilians facing imminent threat to their survival, are of great 24 • United Nations and Sub-Saharan Africa importance for ongoing conflicts in Africa. Against this background, it was significant that on 29 May Sudanese diplomat Francis Deng assumed the role of the new UN special advisor for the prevention of genocide and mass atrocities. He signalled the need for confidence-building measures, including outreach activities to explain to states what R2P meant in practice.

Deployment was originally scheduled in November, but the EUFOR mission had to be postponed and would not be able to commence before early 2008. This was because of the dangers to the mission posed by the instability of the regime in N’Djaména and the fighting in Chad. Additionally, and linked to the internal insecurity, the mission’s planning was hampered by lack of equipment and soldiers, not enough of whom were being provided by EU member states. From the start, large EU member states such as the UK and Germany had made it clear they would not contribute to the mission.

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