Around 7,000 African Union soldiers are
currently deployed in Darfur [AFP]
Ten African Union peacekeepers have been killed and around 40 are missing after their base in Darfur was attacked by armed fighters.

The attack has been condemned by many rebel groups but no-one has claimed responsibility.

The attack comes as a group of global statesmen and women are visiting Sudan in a bid to help find a solution to the Darfur crisis.

What could be the fallout of the attack on the AU troops, particularly regarding the hybrid AU-UN force due to deploy in Darfur soon?

What can the likes of Jimmy Carter, the former US president, and Desmond Tutu, the South African rights activist, offer to resolve such a complicated issue?

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