Sudan govt accepts invitation to talks with rebels
The Sudanese government said Wednesday it had accepted an invitation from the African Union to attend peace talks with the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North in Addis Ababa next month.
The SPLM-N has been battling Khartoum’s forces in the southern Blue Nile and South Kordofan states since 2011, and did not immediately say whether they would attend.
“The Sudanese government received an invitation to a new round of negotiations about the two areas with the SPLM-N on November 2 in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, and the invitation was to both sides,” said Hussein Kershoum, a member of the government’s delegation for negotiations.
Sudan releases 52 UNAMID containers: spokesperson
The Sudanese authorities have released 52 containers belonging to the African Union United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) while others are under clearance process, said the UN spokesperson in New York on Wednesday.
On 14 October United Nations peacekeeping chief Hervé Ladsous told the Security Council that some 190 containers, largely food rations, are blocked in Port Sudan and urged the Sudanese government to release it immediately.