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United Nations Special Envoy for Darfur Jan Eliasson, right, welcomes Mohamed Bashir Ahmed, Field Commander from the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) and JEM Commander Fadul Mohamed Idriss, left, at the DPA non-signatories conference held in Arusha, Tanzania, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007.
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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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