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UK More Loyal to Darfur than Its People

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The United Kingdom submitted a draft resolution to the UN Security Council about the renewal of the African Union-United Nations (UNAMID) Mission in Darfur.
This unexpected move from UK, raise a serious question about the motives behind it.
Why is the report at this time when the tripartite committee of the Sudanese government, African Union and the United Nations is discussing the exit strategy for the hybrid peacekeeping mission? According to government and experts the report lacked credibility as it cited untrue facts which did not realize the situation in Darfur. It closed eyes about the improvement of the situation in Darfur following the army defeat of the rebel movements and spreading peace and security in the region.
Why did the report ignore the UNAMID role in the region? It is known that the hybrid mission has departed from its original mandate and instead of helping to keep peace in Darfur it became an element of frustration as was proved by the last confrontations of the mission with peaceful citizens killing a number of them.
If the residents in the area demonstrated against the mission calling for its exit, and if the Darfur Regional Authority recently accused the mission of acting beyond its mandate and insisted on its exit, because its presence is against the interests of the people, why UK is keen that it should stay?
It is in interesting to notice that the UK move coincides with the refusal of the UN representative to sign the UNAMID exit strategy.
Is UK more concerned about Darfur than the people themselves who are eager to see the quick exit of the mission which failed to play the role for which it was formed?
UK is strongly condemned for initiating such report. It should be honest and justify why it is keen to continue the UNAMID mission without realizing the facts in the region which are solid proof that the services of the mission are no more required.
 

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The United Kingdom submitted a draft resolution to the UN Security Council about the renewal of the African Union-United Nations (UNAMID) Mission in Darfur.
This unexpected move from UK, raise a serious question about the motives behind it.
Why is the report at this time when the tripartite committee of the Sudanese government, African Union and the United Nations is discussing the exit strategy for the hybrid peacekeeping mission? According to government and experts the report lacked credibility as it cited untrue facts which did not realize the situation in Darfur. It closed eyes about the improvement of the situation in Darfur following the army defeat of the rebel movements and spreading peace and security in the region.
Why did the report ignore the UNAMID role in the region? It is known that the hybrid mission has departed from its original mandate and instead of helping to keep peace in Darfur it became an element of frustration as was proved by the last confrontations of the mission with peaceful citizens killing a number of them.
If the residents in the area demonstrated against the mission calling for its exit, and if the Darfur Regional Authority recently accused the mission of acting beyond its mandate and insisted on its exit, because its presence is against the interests of the people, why UK is keen that it should stay?
It is in interesting to notice that the UK move coincides with the refusal of the UN representative to sign the UNAMID exit strategy.
Is UK more concerned about Darfur than the people themselves who are eager to see the quick exit of the mission which failed to play the role for which it was formed?
UK is strongly condemned for initiating such report. It should be honest and justify why it is keen to continue the UNAMID mission without realizing the facts in the region which are solid proof that the services of the mission are no more required.

Which report?
 

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The reference above is to this report...

Ongoing violence in Darfur having ‘devastating’ impact on civilians, Security Council told

The Khartoum government has repeatedly called for the withdrawal of UNAMID peacekeepers after Sudanese military forces were implicated in a mass rape of 200 women in the village of Tabit in North Darfur in October of 2014 and subsequently covering up the atrocity. Khartoum wants UNAMID gone so its military can once again operate in Darfur with utter ruthlessness and impunity. The report also charged the Sudanese military with dropping cluster bombs on villages.

A tripartite commission composed of Sudan, the UN, and the African Union have been holding meetings to discuss an eventual exit of UNAMID forces from Darfur. Sudan says an agreement was reached, but the UN says no agreement was arrived at and the agency has recommended keeping UNAMID forces in place for at least another year.

The genocidal government of Omar a-Bashir is supported by Qatar, Russia, and China. The Sudanese military Rapid Support Force (RSF) trains and facilitates the Jamjaweed Arab militia forces who have slaughtered 400,000+ civilians in Darfur. Khartoum has imposed restrictions including expulsion on humanitarian agencies operating in Darfur, prevented the free movement of UNAMID forces, refused visas for UN and UNAMID personnel, vetoed UN envoys and UNAMID commander nominations, declaring select AU personnel “persona non- grata”, and using ELINT to set up ambushes on UNAMID soldiers. Basically, Khartoum wants UNAMID to depart so the Jamjaweed can again continue the genocide in Darfur.

BTW, the source listed in Post #2 - Sudan Vision Daily - is a mouthpiece for the government of Omar al-Bashir ... indicted for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide.
 
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