Sudan

A report by Amnesty International on violations of the UN arms embargo in Darfur will add to the diplomatic pressure for the ban to be applied to Sudan as a whole. The current limited UN ban meant to prevent the supply of arms to belligerent parties in Darfur applies only in the territory of Darfur itself. This technically allows countries such as Russia and China to continue supplying weapons to the government of Sudan. Amnesty says that such weapons, including attack helicopters and jet fighters, are being used in Darfur. (BBC)

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