Monday, October 23, 2006

Sudan expels UN official for blog revealing Darfur military defeats

Sudan is to expel the UN's top official in the country after he reported two military defeats for the government and other embarrassing details in the largely invisible war in the western region of Darfur.

Journalists and aid workers have minimal access to the conflict zone to check claims and counter claims by government and rebel commanders as well as displaced villagers, but Jan Pronk used his authority as Kofi Annan's special representative to make sensitive statements on his weblog.

This month he reported heavy government casualties, the sacking of several generals and... more>>

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