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Sudan to remove obstacles hindering UN-AU mission in Darfur

Posted by African Press International on August 5, 2008

Sudan has reassured the United Nations and African Union mission in Darfur (UNAMID) that it will remove all obstacles concerning the use of land by the mission and would facilitate the full deployment of the mission in Darfur.

The government said this during a meeting on Monday with the acting UN-AU Joint Special Representative for Darfur Henry Anyidoho together with some AU officials, according to a press statement issued by UNAMID late on Monday.

African Union Commission chairman Jean Ping is currently in Sudan for a two-day visit to discuss the indictment of President Omar Hassan al-Bashir on charges of war crimes and genocide by International Criminal Court (ICC).

After meeting with Al-Bashir on Monday, Ping said while the AU was trying to extinguish the fire in the region by contributing its own troops, the ICC chose to pour more oil on the fire.

Earlier, he had urged the United Nations Security Council to suspend the ICC move to issue a warrant of arrest against the Sudanese president so as to give peace a chance in the region.

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