Sudan crisis: Darfur governor issues call to arms
30 May 2023 | 7:22 am
The governor of Sudan's Darfur region has urged citizens to arm themselves amid fears of escalating violence. A shaky nationwide truce is due to expire tomorrow.
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The Sudanese army has accused the Rapid Support Forces militia of killing the governor of the West Darfur Province, Khamis Abdalla Abakar in a statement issued on Thursday. In the same vein, the paramilitary RSF said the rogue elements should be held responsible for Abakar's death.
The UN Human Rights office said it had "credible information" that the Sudanese paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) were responsible for the killings.
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