Sudan – 12 February 2016

Sudan summons U.S. envoy over Darfur sanctions draft resolution

Sudan’s foreign ministry summoned the U.S. charge d’affairs in Khartoum on Wednesday over Washington’s sponsorship of a draft UN Security Council resolution extending sanctions related to the Darfur conflict and adding restrictions on gold mining, Sudan’s main source of income.

A 2005 United Nations Security Council resolution placed a travel ban and asset freeze on those “impeding the peace process” in Darfur and established the UN panel of experts mandated to monitor the arms embargo on Darfur.



Sudan accuses unnamed groups of using Darfur rebels in Libyan conflict

Sudan foreign ministry reiterated claims that Darfur rebel groups are involved in the Libyan conflict and pointed accusing fingers to unnamed groups saying they support them to achieve personal interests and ambitions.

“Sudanese Foreign Ministry condemns in the strongest terms the attacks on the Kufra city by the so-called Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) and the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM),” said the ministry’s spokesperson Ali al-Sadiq in a statement released on Thursday.

Sudan Tribune