Sudan on Friday called a U.N. resolution referring Sudanese war crimes suspects to the International Criminal Court "unfair, ill-advised and narrow-minded" and did not say whether it would comply, Reuters reported.
Rebel leaders and officials of the Sudanese government are criticizing a report released Monday by the United Nations that accuses the government and members of the country's two main rebel groups of widespread atrocities and crimes against humanity.
By PBS NewsHour
Leaders from across Africa attended a signing ceremony in Kenya Sunday of a comprehensive peace agreement formally ending more than 20 years of civil war between the Sudanese government and the southern Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army.
The government of Sudan and rebel leaders pledged again Friday to end a 21-year civil war, this time making the commitment before the U.N. Security Council holding a special meeting in Africa.
The Sudanese government and Darfur rebel groups signed new security and humanitarian accords Tuesday aimed at ending violence in the troubled region and guaranteeing aid groups access to 1.6 million refugees displaced by the conflict.
The Sudanese army and police on Tuesday surrounded several refugee camps in the war-torn region of Darfur, blocking access to humanitarian groups, United Nations officials said.
The number of dead resulting from the crisis in Sudan's western Darfur region since March has topped 70,000, the United Nation's chief health official said Friday.
A Sudanese official attending peace talks with opposition rebel leaders in Abuja Monday rejected a proposal by members of the African Union to deploy troops to the Darfur region of Sudan to help protect civilians and disarm rebels.
As the United Nations tries to negotiate a political peace with the Sudanese government to end violence in the Darfur region of Sudan, international relief agencies are battling to contain an already critical humanitarian emergency.
The United Nations adopted a watered-down U.S.-drafted resolution on Friday demanding Sudan disarm and prosecute Arab militias or face economic and diplomatic actions.
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