UN Darfur Mission Asked to Leave Sudan

In this Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 photo taken on a government organized media tour, a woman rides a donkey past a convoy of government troops in Tabit village in the North Darfur region of Sudan, where allegations surfaced of rape of women by government allied troops. (AP Photo/Abd Raouf)
In this Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 photo taken on a government organized media tour, a woman rides a donkey past a convoy of government troops in Tabit village in the North Darfur region of Sudan, where allegations surfaced of rape of women by government allied troops. (AP Photo/Abd Raouf)

CAIRO—The spokesman for the joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur says the Sudanese government has asked his mission to prepare plans to exit the...

  • Relative Ziporah Mora (R) holds her child whom she declined to name, as she waits for news of the return of the bodies of those killed in the Mandera attack, with other relatives at Wilson Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, claimed responsibility for the Saturday dawn attack on a bus in the northern Kenyan town of Mandera, near the Somali border, in which 28 non-Muslims were singled out and killed. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

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  • Sap drains into a cup on the Firestone rubber tree plantation on Aug. 24, 2014, in Dolo Town, Liberia. (John Moore/Getty Images)

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  • FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 file photo, hundreds of newly trained al-Shabab fighters perform military exercises in the Lafofe area some 18 km south of Mogadishu, in Somalia. Suspected Islamic extremists from Somalia hijacked a bus at dawn near Mandera in Kenya's north near the border with Somalia, and killed 28 non-Muslims on board after they had been singled out from the rest of the passengers, police officials said Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File)

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  • In this picture taken Thursday Nov. 20, 2014,  an MSF Ebola heath worker is sprayed as he leaves the contaminated zone at the Ebola treatment centre in  Gueckedou, Guinea. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

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  • A Mali soldier (C) controls a crowd of people during a visit by their president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, at the border village of Kouremale, Mali, between Mali and Guinea, on Nov. 17, 2014. On Mali's dusty border with Ebola-stricken Guinea, travelers have a new stop: Inside a white tent, masked medical workers zap incomers with infrared thermometer guns and instruct them to wash their hands in chlorinated water. (AP Photo/Baba Ahmed)

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  • A member  of the Zambian Defence forces salutes at the funeral of the  late Zambian President Michael Sata   in Lusaka, Tuesday, Nov, 11, 2014.   Sata's funeral was held in a  stadium in the country's capital Lusaka  which was filled to capacity with hundreds more waiting outside the  gates. Sata, 77, served as president of the Southern African country since 2011. He died in a London hospital on Oct. 28 after a long illness.  (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

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  • A nurse wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) checks on a patient at the Kenama ebola treatment center run by the Red Cross Society on November 15, 2014. Ebola-hit Sierra Leone faces social and economic disaster as gains made since the country's ruinous civil war are wiped out by the epidemic, according to a major study released on November 13. (AFP/Getty Images)

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  • In this photo taken on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, an unidentified couple that just got married walk in a park used for wedding photography in the city of  Monrovia, Liberia. Many have postponed their weddings in October as Ebola ravaged Liberia’s capital and the government warned people to avoid large gatherings. Weddings are full of kissing and hugging and just one unknowingly sick person could infect dozens. Now in a sign that daily life is returning as cases fall, the couple tied the knot without waiting any longer. (AP Photo/ Abbas Dulleh)

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  • FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 file photo, Soraya Bahgat, founder of the anti-harassment group Tahrir Bodyguard, tries a self-defense move on instructor Ramy Jerair Latchinian, left, at a workshop for women organized by the group in response to a recent spate in sexual violence against female protesters in Cairo, Egypt. Women activists say they won a major step forward with Egypt’s new constitution, which enshrined greater rights for women. But months after its passage, they’re worrying whether those rights will be implemented or will turn out to be merely ink on paper. Men hold an overwhelming lock on decision-making and are doing little to bring equality, activists say, and the increasingly repressive political climate is stifling chances for reforms. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

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  • FILE - In this April 2014, file photo, provided by the United Methodist News Service, Dr. Martin Salia poses for a photo at the United Methodist Church's Kissy Hospital outside Freetown, Sierra Leone. Nebraska Medical Center said in a news release Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, that Salia died as a result of Ebola. Salia contracted the disease while working in Sierra Leone, and he arrived Saturday to be treated at the Omaha hospital, where two other Ebola patients have been successfully treated. (AP Photo/United Methodist News Service, Mike DuBose, File) MANDATORY CREDIT

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  • In this Nov. 7, 2012, file photo, Sarah Obama, step-grandmother of President Barack Obama, speaks to the media about Obama's re-election in the U.S. presidential election in the garden of her house in the village of Kogelo, western Kenya. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)

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  • FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 6, 2012 file photo, Zimbabwean Deputy President Joice Mujuru talks to the press outside the magistrates courts in Harare, after an inquest into the death of her late husband. Mujuru, once seen as a possible successor to president Robert Mugabe, has been linked to an alleged plot to assassinate the 90-year-old leader, a state-run newspaper reported Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014.  (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)

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  • An MSF nurse is prepared with Personal Protection Equipment before entering a high risk zone of MSF's Ebola isolation and treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia, on Sept. 29, 2014. Six months into the world’s worst-ever Ebola outbreak, and the first to happen in an unprepared West Africa, the gap between what has been sent by other countries and private groups and what is desperately needed is huge. Even as countries try to marshal more resources to close the gap, those needs threaten to become much greater, and possibly even insurmountable. (AP Photo/Jerome Dela)

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  • Health workers spray disinfectant around a mosque after the body of a man suspected of dying from the Ebola virus was washed inside before being berried in Bamako, Mali, on Nov. 14, 2014. It all started with a sick nurse, whose positive test results for Ebola came only after death. In a busy clinic that treats Bamako’s elite as well as wounded UN peacekeepers, who was the patient who had transmitted the virus? Soon hospital officials were taking a second look at the case of a 70-year-old man brought to the capital late at night from Guinea suffering from kidney failure. On Friday, Malian health authorities went to disinfect the mosque where the 70-year-old’s body was prepared for burial - nearly three weeks ago. Already some are criticizing the government for being too slow to react when health authorities had announced his death as a suspected Ebola case earlier in the week. (AP Photo/Baba Ahmed)

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  • FILE - In this file photo taken Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, people demonstrate calling on the Nigerian government to rescue girls taken from a secondary school in Chibok  region, in the city of Abuja, Nigeria. There is cautious optimism in Nigeria,  Monday, Oct.  20, 2014 over local reports that the more than 200 abducted Nigerian schoolgirls may soon be released soon as part of a cease-fire agreement with the country’s Islamic rebels, Boko Haram. (AP Photo/Olamikan Gbemiga, File)

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