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OAU military group withdraws

The Organisation of African Unity (OAU) has announced plans to withdraw the military wing of its Observer Mission in the Comoro Islands because it did not consider climate conducive to carrying out its functions, Sabanews reported on Tuesday. In a brief dispatch, SABA quoted the OAU's committee on conflict resolution as saying it would also review the presence of its mission as a whole if the situation fails to improve. The OAU earlier condemned the coup in the Indian Ocean archipelago on 30 April which it said had set back implementation of a peace deal signed in Madagascar.

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