Khartoum says UN officials told to leave for 'insulting' Sudan

Peacekeepers from the United Nations-African Union mission to Darfur (UNAMID) patrol the Kalma camp for internally displaced people, located east of Nyala City in Sudan's Darfur, on November 6, 2014Sudan said Friday it ordered two top United Nations officials to leave Khartoum for “insulting” the country and being “prejudiced” against its government. UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Ali Zaatari and UN Development Programme Country Director Yvonne Helle were told to leave, in a move criticised by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon who urged Khartoum to reverse the decision. In early December, a website close to Sudan’s security apparatus said that Zaatari had criticised President Omar al-Bashir’s government in an interview published by the Norwegian publication Bistandsaktuelt.

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