The International Committee of the Red Cross said on Thursday that a French employee had been kidnapped in Sudan's war-torn region of Darfur. Sudanese officials say the abducted worker is in "good health".
The US has unveiled a plan to ensure, amongst other things, that the 2005 peace deal with Sudan is fully implemented. "Backsliding by any party will be met with credible pressure," said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Departing UN-African Union joint force commander Martin Luther Agawi told correspondents that "there is no war as of now in Darfur", insisting that his force had succeeded in ending ethnic massacres in the region.
President Idriss Deby of Chad lashes out at his Sudanese counterpart, accusing him of plotting to overthrow his regime. And he says he backs the warrant arrest against Bashir by the ICC for crimes against humanity.