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UN / FORCE COMMANDERS

Briefing the press, UNAMID Force Commander Martin Luther Agwai says his mission has done much to stabilize the situation in Darfur, but that until UNAMID is fully deployed, some camps for internally displaced people in the conflict-torn region will have to go without 24/7 security. UNTV / FILE

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ESTONIA / ROADS

In the Baltic nation of Estonia, a campaign to improve roads and road safety has paid off. Travel times have shortened. Aggressive campaigns to improve road safety and tough laws against drunk driving have halved the number of car crash deaths. WORLD BANK

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RUSSIA – GEORGIA CONFLICT/ ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY

It has been one year since the deadly conflict in South Ossetia which pitted Georgia against separatists and their Russian allies – more than 190,000 people fled. There are dozens of collective centers in Gori like this former kindergarten, where Elderly Shura and about 400 other displaced now live. UNCHR

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SUDAN / AKOBO ATTACKS

In one of the worst instances of ethnic violence witnessed in southern Sudan this year, an attack on a group of Lou Nuer tribesmen in the early morning hours of Sunday, August 2 killed at least 185 people, and most of the victims were women and children. UNMIS

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