Al-Mahdi accuses the government of committing mistakes; American -Libyan co-ordination over Darfour crisis
Sudan-USA, Politics, 6/28/2004
The US national security advisor Condaleeza Rice said that the US is working with Libya in order to reach aid to Darfour district in the west of Sudan, but gave no details on the nature of the Libyan role.
Rice said in a statement to Fox News that Washington is making strong pressures on the Sudanese militias to prevent "Janjuwid militias from committing crimes in the region."
Rice statements come several days before the two visits scheduled by the US secretary of state Colin Powell and the UN secretary general Kofi Annan to this district. The two visits aims to confirm continued international pressures on Khartoum to put an end to the conflict which resulted in killing 10,000 persons at least since its eruption in February 2003.
The Sudanese government hurried to take certain measures to improve the situation in Darfour district to the west of Sudan which is threatened by a great humanitarian crisis before the visit of both Annan and Powell to the area.
The Sudanese foreign minister Mustafa Othman Ismael told journalists in Khartoum that his government is exerting all efforts in order to bring back conditions to normal in Darfour and is welcoming any help by the international community to achieve this objective.
Meantime, the leader of al-Ummah council in Sudan, al-Sadeq al-Mahdi accused the Sudanese government of committing more mistakes in Darfour crisis. He said in a press conference held at the headquarters of his party on Sunday that " the government did not recognize the volume of the crisis which it sought to solve alone and margined the role of other political forces."
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