Panafrican News Agency

Sudanese president Bashir says war in Darfur is 'a question of the past'

Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The people of Darfur have left conflicts behind, as they have tasted the bitterness of war and learned their lessons, Sudanese President Omar Bashir has said.

Bashir, who is currently touring the region, was quoted by the official media on Friday as saying: “War in Darfur will not be repeated as the enemies of Sudan wish. The Darfur people have paid the price of the war and learned their lesson.”

The UN and African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur has agreed the area has now witnessed calm and some people have begun going back to their home villages.

The president launched a TV station in south Darfur, the first of its kind in the state, which is one-fourth the size of France.

Bashir told the audience that, “Darfur will be better than it used to be.”

The president was accompanied by top officials from the federal government, diplomats accredited to Khartoum and international organizations' representatives, a message that the area was now peaceful and secure.
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