Sudan: Darfur authorities critical of UNAMID's peace keeping mission

Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Darfur Regional Authority (DRA) has rated the performance of the UN African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) as poor.

The DRA, which is the overall government that supervises the performance of the five states and equally sees to the implementation of Qatari-sponsored Doha peace agreement, said it is up to the Sudanese central government to agree to a request by UNAMID for renewals of its mandate in Darfur.

Commenting on a request by UNAMID to the African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) for the extension of its mandate in Darfur, DRA spokesman Abdul Karim Mussa was reported by the Sudanese Media Centre as saying it is up to the central government to agree to and be consulted on the request after assessment of the UNAMID performance on the ground.

"An assessment must be conducted on performance of the Mission and contribution to the peace efforts in the region throughout its mandate," Mussa said, adding that despite its bulky budget of US$1.3 billion and its intensive equipment and munitions, the Mission has "achieved nothing from its assignments", including resolving conflicts and maintaining security in the region as an original partner for keeping peace.

The spokesman said all reports made by UNAMID on the relatively stable situation in the region were biased and reflected its failure in carrying out its mission.
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15 july 2014 13:09:57




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