News from Darfur
Turmoil and unrest in South and North Darfur
Widespread rioting and insecurity have prompted the Governors of South and North Darfur to declare a state of emergency and impose curfews in their states their states
In North Darfur the troubles were sparked on Monday as a result of the recurring incidents of violence between farmers and animal herders but this time close to the capital city of El-Fashir and which escalated to widespread looting and burning of public property. The Governor of North Darfur state (Mohamed Arabi) declared a state of emergency, imposed of a curfew from 0600 to 1800, and banned any large gatherings for a period of 72 hours.
Similarly in South Darfur, looting in the capital city Nyala promoted the Governor (Mousa Mahdi) to declare a state of emergency and a curfew in the city for 48 hours starting on Tuesday 9th February.