"Too early" to declare an end to inter-communal conflict in Darfur

Photo: UNAMID

It's "too early" to declare an end to inter-communal conflicts in Sudan's troubled Darfur region.

That's the view of Mike Dzakuma, the Officer in Charge of Civil Affairs for the Joint African Union-UN Mission in Darfur, (UNAMID).

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir declared on Wednesday that peace had returned to the region saying that the government had met its commitments, according to news reports.

Along with continuing tensions and clashes between government forces and armed groups, inter-communal violence and criminality has been a major problem for civilians and peacekeepers.

UNAMID has recently come up with a new strategy to address the violence, which prioritizes working closely with state authorities on its root causes.

Setyo Budi asked Mr Dzukuma whether a recent decrease in attacks marked the beginning of peaceful co-existence.

Duration: 4'22"

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