The International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor says she has suspended her investigation into war crimes in Sudan’s Darfur region because of a lack of action by the UN.
Fatou Bensouda said there needed to be “a dramatic shift” in the UN Security Council’s approach.
The Hague-based court indicted Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir in 2009 for alleged war crimes.
“The police bombed us with tear gas. I heard the sounds of bullets being shot. I could never imagine they would shoot to kill.”
Abdel Hakim Nasr recalls a protest in 2007 in the small town of Kidentakar, between the mountains and the Nile in northern Sudan, when government forces opened fire against demonstrators opposing a new dam.
On a balmy evening in Khartoum, waiters glided across a clipped, floodlit lawn to serve a well-heeled crowd canapés of chicken, salmon and shrimp. It was the opening night of a film festival and, after some turgid speeches, guests gathered under the stars to watch a biopic of Patrice Lumumba, the Congolese independence fighter who overthrew a brutal and despotic regime.
More than 100 people have been killed over several days of fighting between rival groups of an Arab tribe in Sudan’s West Kordofan state.
A tribal leader said the Awlad Omran and al-Ziyoud of the Messiriya tribe began with a land dispute.
A South Sudanese soldier fired two bullets at close range into a US embassy vehicle travelling in a convoy carrying the top US official in the country, the American official said.
The US ambassador, Charles Twining, said he was travelling in an armoured diplomatic convoy at 7.30pm on 19 October when a soldier in a military motorcade fired twice at a US vehicle behind his.
“We have bulletproof glass, thankfully, because it put two big holes in them,” Twining told a reporter in South Sudan in an interview.