Sudan is drilling its first oil well in the western region of Darfur, the site of a seven-year war, as part of its bid to boost output in sub-Saharan Africa’s third-biggest producer of crude, the petroleum minister said.
Three Sudanese civilians were killed yesterday in a camp for displaced people in the western region of Darfur during fighting between supporters and opponents of peace talks with the government, the United Nations said.
The Sudanese army attacked a village by air yesterday in the western region of Darfur, leaving possible casualties, the United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission said today. It was the second air attack in a week on areas of Darfur.
Members of Sudan’s security forces targeted Darfur civilians during intercommunal fighting, part of a wave of violence that’s displaced half a million people in the western Sudanese region over the past year, Amnesty International said.