Freedom for Kidnapped UN-AU Peacekeepers in Darfur

After more than two weeks in captivity, four peacekeepers serving in the joint African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur were freed April 26. The four were kidnapped on April 11 after they left their team site in Nyala to go back to their private quarters.

UNAMID Joint Special Representative Ibrahim Gambari expressed hope the incident will be “the last time that peacekeepers … are subjected to such unacceptable ordeals.” 

Following medical examinations, the four peacekeepers will be flown to their home countries, the U.N. said in a news release. 

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    Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.