The governor of Sudan's Darfur region has urged citizens to arm themselves amid fears of escalating violence. A shaky nationwide truce is due to expire tomorrow.
EDnews informs via BBC that the governor of Sudan's conflict-ridden Darfur on Sunday urged residents to take up arms, voicing support for the national army in its fight with the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF).
Since the conflict erupted in mid-April, much of the fiercest fighting has raged in the capital Khartoum and the western Darfur region, near the border with Chad.
The RSF paramilitaries have originated from the notorious Janjaweed militia, which is accused of countless atrocities in the Darfur war that began two decades ago.