SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 26 January 2022, Wednesday |

Sudanese authorities impose partial curfew in North Darfur

Looting of stores and bases of international organisations, led the Sudanese authorities, on Wednesday, to announce a partial curfew in the North Darfur province, Anadolu News Agency reports.

According to the official Sudan News Agency, the partial curfew was announced by a Security Committee in the western province following the looting of stores and bases that belong to the World Food Program and the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID).

“The Committee announced the imposition of a (daily) curfew in the province from 6 p.m. till 5 a.m. (local time), until further notice,” the news agency quoted the Security Committee in North Darfur as saying.

On Tuesday, North Darfur Governor, Minni Minnawi, ordered the formation of a committee to investigate the looting incidents which took place on Friday.

On Saturday, Farhan Haq, the spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General, condemned the looting of the UN logistics base in the El-Flasher area in North Darfur.

UNAMID was established in 2007 with the adoption of the UN Security Council Resolution 1769 as a peacekeeping mission to protect civilians from the fighting between the armed groups in the province.