Hours after Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) Italy said its kidnapped staffers in Darfur were released, Sudanese officials denied the reports. The abducted aid workers include a Canadian nurse (photo), an Italian doctor and a French coordinator.
Three employees of NGO Doctors Without Borders and a Sudanese staffer were released on Friday after their abduction in the Sudanese region of Darfur on March 11. It was previously thought that two Sudanese employees had already been freed.
In this edition: Sudan's president orders the expulsion of a dozen aid groups after the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for him; the army enters the political battle in Madagascar and a focus on the African film industry.
Three employees of the volunteer medical NGO Doctors Without Borders were kidnapped in Darfur on Wednesday, along with two Sudanese who were released. The kidnappers have demanded a ransom and negotiations have begun, officials say.
The medical NGO Doctors Without Borders says three employees, one Canadian, one Italian and one French, were kidnapped in Darfur on Wednesday, along with two Sudanese who were released. A Sudanese official said the three were 'okay'.
The international medical volunteer group Doctors Without Borders says five employees of its Belgian branch, including three international and two local staff, were kidnapped in north Darfur on Wednesday. The two locals have been released.
FRANCE 24's former correspondent in Darfur, Zuhir Latif, talks about his expulsion from Sudan by the Sudanese authorities. Latif describes the work conditions he faced while reporting on Darfur, an unstable region under strict army control.