Friday, November 27, 2009

Sudan's UN Ambassador Says Peacekeepers Should Leave Darfur

It’s time for international peacekeepers to prepare to leave the Sudan’s Darfur region, said the Sudanese ambassador to the United Nations, Abdalmahmoud Abdalhaleem,

The war in Darfur is over, he said, and with peace in sight, the U.N.-African Union Peacekeeping Mission (UNAMID) should plan for an exit strategy.

Ambassador Abdalhaleem was responding to a new report by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon that accuses the Sudanese government of harassing international peacekeepers and limiting their movements.

Sudan-born policy analyst Omer Ismail criticized the ambassador’s statement. Read more >>>>>>.