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Monday, 20 November 2017

UNAMID Hands Over Three More Team Sites in Darfur

Khartoum - (Sudan Tribune) The hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has handed over three team sites in South and West Darfur states to the Sudanese government, while the mission intends to withdraw from six sites in Northern Darfur State within the coming period.
In a brief statement the mission said it handed over its “Forobaranga team site, in West Darfur, to the Government of Sudan”.
According to the statement, the handover documents “were signed by Ohiozoba Ehiede, Human Rights Team Leader, Sector West, on behalf of UNAMID, while Dr. Alhadi Adam, State Minister of Finance and National Economy was the signatory for the Government of Sudan”.
Also, the mission on Sunday officially handed over its team site in Tulus, South Darfur, to the Sudanese government.
“The event took place in Tulus locality, some 80 kilometers south-east of Nyala, and was attended by the Joint Special Representative (JSR), Jeremiah Mamabolo, the Acting Wali (Governor) of South Darfur, Sabeel Ahmed Sabeel, government officials and UNAMID staff” said the Mission on Monday.
It is noteworthy that the Mission last Thursday officially handed over its team site in Eid Al Fursan, South Darfur, to the Sudanese government.
Governor of North Darfur, Abdul Wahed Yousif Ibrahim, discussed with UNAMID representative the aspects of joint cooperation and coordination to complete the withdrawal of the mission from the six sites specified in the state under its new mandate
The governor stressed the readiness of his state to continue joint cooperation to facilitate the mission of the mission, which contributes to the social peace, reviewing the efforts of his government to enhance security and stability, tackling the weapons collection, which reached advanced stages, pointing out identification of four weapons collection centers in El Fasher Locality, besides arrangements in other localities.