Darfur tribal leaders fear the recent government-led disarmament exercise in the region may lead to further conflict rather than peace. While the local representatives support the idea of disarmament, they believe the implementation procedures and armed group assigned to conduct the task may incur further regional strife.
The Sudanese government appears to have breached a four-month ceasefire with the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North (SPLA-N) after conducting attacks in South Kordofan state.
On Wednesday afternoon, a government warplane bombed a leading primary school in Kauda, Sudan, wounding a Kenyan teacher.
With the rainy season fast approaching, Sudanese forces dig in around Al-Azrak.
Sudan government forces attacked at least six rebel-held locations across the Nuba mountains this week, sparking the largest battles the region has seen in almost a year.