“United National officials were on Monday trying to break a diplomatic impasse after the Sudanese government suspended their operations in the western region of Darfur.

The Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a statement issued on Saturday, said it had instructed local authorities in Darfur to suspend all activities of the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) in the three Darfur states, except those of two affiliated agencies: the UN Children’s Fund (Unicef) and the World Food Programme which provide life-saving aid to millions of people in the region.” [More]

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