Africa: African Union Strongly Urges Sudan to Protect Unamid and Demands Rebels to Join Peace

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Khartoum — African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC) condemned the disdain with which rebel groups reacted to its previous calls for peaceful settlement to the ten year conflict in Darfur and warned them against international sanctions.
A Nigerian peacekeeper based in El Geneina, West Darfur, inspects a car, with remnants of blood, transporting Senegalese soldiers ambushed by unknown assailants. Three soldiers were killed on 13 October 2013 ( Photo Albert Gonzalez Farran/UNAMID)
The council in its 400th meeting on 17 October also strongly urged the Sudanese government to take the appropriate measures to stop the upsurge of tribal violence, and to fulfil to its obligations by bringing to justice the perpetrators of attacks on the members of hybrid operation in Darfur.
The meeting took place days after two attacks on the African Union United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) with the participation of Sudanese government and representatives of Rwanda, France, United Kingdom, and United States, as members of the UN Security Council.
The PSC “notes with concern that some of the armed groups have consistently rejected peace efforts and agreements with impunity and total disregard for the fate of the people they claim to be representing and the efforts of the international community”, …

Source: AllAfrica News: Africa

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