Shooting highlights aid drama in Sudan
The UN's World Food Program says one of its Sudanese aid delivery drivers has been shot dead in South Kordofan state, one of two rebel-held border areas of Sudan where half a million people face potential famine.
The UN agency said two unknown assailants opened fire on a marked UN vehicle, killing Jamal Al Fadil Farag Allah. Another WFP staff member was wounded and airlifted to Khartoum.
An unnamed rebel spokesman quoted by the news agency AFP said the road where the shooting happened should have been under the control of Sudanese government forces.
Saturday's incident, which was disclosed by the WFP on Sunday, coincided with a deal in which Sudan agreed on oil transit fees for crude exports from landlocked South Sudan, which was created last year. (...)