The UN’s most powerful body has been meeting by video because of Covid-19, which has hit New York City, where the UN has its headquarters, exceedingly hard.
The United Nations Security Council will meet on March 26 to decide whether or not to gradually withdraw by the end of October some 7,800 troops, known as the "Blue Helmets," from the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID).
The Kremlin is positioning itself as indispensable to Sudan while it bids to increase its sway over Africa and Muslim countries.
Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok seems to prefer UN peacekeeping forces over the Sudanese military, which has engaged in violence along with Janjaweed militias.
Information Minister Faisal Saleh says the government and rebel groups in the restive Darfur region agree on the appearance of those wanted by the International Criminal Court before the tribunal, without specifically naming ex-leader Omar al Bashir.
Claims that the UAE and Saudi Arabia recruit Sudanese youth as mercenaries highlight Sudan’s controversial role in the Gulf kingdoms’ devastating military campaign in Yemen and Libya.
The plane crashed five minutes after takeoff from an airport in the state capital El Geneina, after delivering aid to the area, which had been hit by recent deadly tribal fighting.
The mission was originally supposed to end in 2020 but the ousting of president Omar al Bashir and a recommendation by the new government led the UN to extend the mission and maintain the presence of 7,800 peacekeepers.
Northern Mali's population is fast dwindling as people flee desertification, drought and armed conflict only to end up in places where they face increased competition for resources.
Sudan's ousted president Omar al Bashir admitted to receiving the equivalent of $25 million from Saudi royals.
Sudanese protesters and army generals signed a deal on Wednesday that looks to set-up a civilian administration.
One of the country’s most controversial military figures, Dagalo is now the interim vice president and holds real power in a country mired in chaos since the ousting of his mentor and Sudan’s long-standing ruler, Omar al Bashir, in April.
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