The recent bombings and gun-fire exchanges between Sudan government forces and the genocide threatened black Sudanese rebels have led United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon into calling for an immediate end to the inhumanities in the volatile Darfur region.
After the reports of aerial bombings in northern Darfur, and fighting’s in western Darfur, reached the highest office of the UN, Mr. KI-Moon has responded immediately, asking Darfur rebels and Sudan’s government to refrain from attacking each other and seek an understanding for a peaceful resolution.
Mr. Ban has urged that the ceasefire be respected by both parties in the spirit of a gradual peace resolution. He also called for their cooperation with the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (Unamid) in investigating the reports of fighting.
The government of Sudan has however denied rebel claims that it had bombed their territory despite the ceasefire called by the Sudanese government last week.
Reports claim that both sides want a military solution to the conflict in Darfur, even though the United Nation Mission in Darfur (Unamid) had so far proven incapable of defending either itself or the people of Darfur.
UN experts say both the Sudanese government and rebel groups are guilty of committing flagrant violations of the arms embargo against Darfur. In a UN report released on Tuesday, the experts recommended the embargo be extended to all of Sudan, neighboring Chad and northern parts of the Central African Republic to combat these violations.
According to reports from the BBC, last week’s ceasefire declaration was widely seen as being part of Sudan’s effort to counter moves by the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to indict President Omar al-Bashir for war crimes allegedly committed in Darfur.