Aug 31 (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Thursday voted to create a United Nations peacekeeping force in Sudan's Darfur region.
Since the signing of a fragile peace pact in May between the government and one rebel group, fighting has only increased.
Here is a chronology of events since the peace deal.
May 5, 2006 - The government of Sudan and a SLA rebel faction sign peace deal. SLA rival faction and the smaller Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) reject the deal.
May 8 - Darfuris in Kalma Camp in South Darfur loot the African Union (AU) compound and beat to death an interpreter. Jan Egeland, the visiting U.N. under-secretary for humanitarian affairs, beats a hasty retreat in the face of violent protests. June 1 - Two Darfur rebel groups refuse to sign a peace deal ahead of a deadline set by the African Union (AU). Read more >>>