The mediation team of the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) has decided to suspend the security negotiations between the Sudanese government and armed movements, in Ethiopia on Monday. Chairman Thabo Mbeki further announced that the preparatory meeting for the National Dialogue conference is scheduled for December.
The Minister of Urban Planning of North Darfur, Mohammed Kamal Eldin Abu Shouk, warned on Saturday of an expected water shortage during the summer months.
The rains have been poor during the traditional rainy season, and this, according to Abu Shouk, poses a threat to public life.
Abu Shouk told Radio Dabanga that the rural areas most affected by water shortages are El Sareif Beni Hussein, El Waha, El Malha, El Kuma, and Um Baru localities. He said that daily availability of water per capita in rural areas is less than 18 litres, while it is 36 litres in the cities.
The displaced of camp Zamzam, south of El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, complain of an increase in those suffering from kala-azar* disease in the last five years. An activist told to Radio Dabanga that the rate of infection has risen from 150 cases in 2010 to 1,800 in 2015.
Sudanese refugees in camps in eastern Chad have complained about the difficulties in transport because their asylum cards and travel permits have not been extended.
A refugee in one of the twelve camps informed Radio Dabanga that the Chadian authorities have not renewed asylum cards for Sudanese refugees, most of which expired about six months ago. They also have not extended travel permit cards, that have a duration of three months.
Displaced people in a camp near Nyala, South Darfur, complained again about the outbreak of malaria among the camp residents. Because of a lack of medicines, prices soar in the pharmacies.
A Sheikh in the camp told Radio Dabanga that “not a single home in the camp is free of someone infected with malaria”. He explained that the ill and their families are directed by the health centres to buy their medicines from the pharmacies, because they are running short.