Rampaging militants burn down village in Sudan


Rampaging militants have burnt down entire villages in Sudan’s West Darfur region with aid agencies now warning the region is on the brink of a “humanitarian catastrophe”.


Widespread looting and the destruction of vital infrastructure have left many with little to no access to food, clean water, and medicine.


A ceasefire agreement between the army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) has led to a lull in the violence around the Sudanese capital, Khartoum.


But fighting has continued in Darfur, and as the conflict there enters its seventh week, the region appears to have plunged into chaos.


Those unable to flee the war have been digging ditches around their neighbourhoods and setting up barricades to keep out militia fighters who have been destroying everything in their path.


That is the picture painted by a local journalist in the city of Nyala, a regional capital.


Satellite images obtained by the BBC confirm that a village near Nyala in South Darfur, Abu Adam, has been completely wiped out by fire – the blackened outline visible from space.

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The young and goal driven writer and cinematographer started his journalism as a print journalist in Kaduna in 2005 writing for Kaduna Chronicles Newspapers, Liberator Newspapers where he became the South Bureau Chief. In 2008, he moved into TV production with an employment into Siverbird Television and Rhythm Fm as a Correspondent. He got certified by Independent Television Producers Association of Nigeria(ITPAN) in 2009. After five years of hardwork and training, he was employed as Associate Producer, Moments With Mo and subsequently Producer, Playground on HipTV. Francis currently majors in documentaries and high profile scripts for news and movies. He is currently a Senior Contents Producer at News Central TV


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