9 July 2008 -- "On 8 July at approximately 14h45 local time, a UN-African Union Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) joint police and military patrol was ambushed by unidentified militia between Gusa Jamat and Wadah (100 km east of Shangil Tobayi, North Darfur).
30 June 2008 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the African Union Chairperson have appointed Mr. Djibril Yipènè Bassolé of Burkina Faso as Joint AU-UN Chief Mediator for Darfur. Mr. Bassolé will conduct the mediation efforts in Sudan on a full-time basis. He will be based in El Fasher.
10 July 2008 - The UN-AU mission in Darfur reports today that the attack on a UNAMID patrol on Tuesday , 8 July, resulted in the deaths of seven peacekeepers -- five Rwandan military personnel and two police officers – one from Ghana and the other from Uganda. 22 other peacekeepers were wounded (
EL FASHER, 14 July 2008: The joint African Union – UN peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) today vowed to maintain its operations in the region and continue implementing its mandate, as non-essential staff prepared to relocate due to the recent deteriorating security situation across Darfur.
12 July 2008, El Fasher/North Darfur State – In a solemn funeral ceremony, the African Union-United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) honoured the seven peacekeepers, who lost their lives during the deadly ambush on a UNAMID patrol in North Darfur, on 8 July.