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.
Sri Lankan authorities have ordered a spokesman for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to leave the country within two weeks, accusing him of "propaganda" in favour of the defeated Tamil Tigers rebels in his interviews with the media.
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The International Committee of the Red Cross announced on Wednesday that a local Red Cross worker and his mother were killed in shelling in northeast Sri Lanka. The organisation did not say who was responsible for the attack.
Sudan has confirmed that two female aid workers kidnapped at gunpoint on April 4 have been freed. A kidnapper earlier announced the release of Canadian Stephanie Joidon and Frenchwoman Claire Dubois, workers for Aide Medicale Internationale.
The two French and Canadian women working for the Aide Medicale Internationale, kidnapped in the Darfur region of Sudan, are said to be in "good shape", according to Sudanese officials. The Media Centre reported an unconfirmed ransom demand.