Ban speaks out on peacekeeper murders

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke out yesterday about the murder of five African Union (AU) peacekeepers in Darfur, saying it further illustrates the need for a hybrid UN-AU force in the region.

“I would like to strongly deplore such killings,” Ban said in New York yesterday. “That really illustrates the necessity and urgency of dispatching hybrid peacekeepers to Darfur.”