Friday, August 28, 2009
Darfur war over at least for now says departing UN chief
There is no more war in Darfur, according to the outgoing military commander of the joint UN-African Union (UNAMID) peacekeeping force in the western Sudan region."As of today, I would not say there is a war going on in Darfur," Martin Luther Agwai told correspondents."You see, the causes of the conflict in Darfur have changed completely," said the Nigerian officer, who will be replaced next week by Rwandan Patrick Nyamvumba."If war is a conflict whereby today you attack and then go back home and stay until three, four, five months and come back... If that is a definition of war then there is a war in Darfur...."
Picture Left:General Martin Luther Agwai, Force Commander of the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID.(AFP/HO/File/Stuart Price)