Wednesday Edition

Failure to keep the current pace of peace talks may result in an escalation of the conflict in Darfur. We hear from the UN Secretary-General’s special envoy to the region.

Crime busters at sea. Sweden’s water-born police force is attempting to stem the tide of nautical crime.

And are senior citizens overdosing on unnecessary medication? Blood thinners and anti-inflammatory drugs are the biggest culprits.

Closing Music: Kleerup/ Robyn ”With Every Heartbeat”

The majority of rebel groups in the Darfur conflict have agreed to create a common front for negotiations with the Sudanese government. The agreement was clinched at a meeting in Tanzania at the end of last week. One of the key players at the meeting was the veteran Swedish diplomat Jan Eliasson. Azariah Kiros takes up the story:

Swedish medical experts now warn that elderly people in this country are being given too many pills – as George Wood reports:

With its vast number of islands, Sweden is a haven for boat lovers and sailing enthusiasts alike. But, the extensive coastline also provides rich pickings for criminal gangs targeting boating equipment. Radio Sweden’s Nick Chipperfield joined the water-born police force, to see how they’re attempting to stem the tide of theft, drunk and incapable wannabe captains and leaky homemade yachts:

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