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Sudanese official accused of embezzlement in North Darfur

September 30 - 2015 KUTUM
Musa Hilal at a reconciliation meeting of the Beni Hussein and Abbala tribes in Kabkabiya North Darfur, 5 June 2014 (Hamid Abdulsalam/Unamid)
Musa Hilal at a reconciliation meeting of the Beni Hussein and Abbala tribes in Kabkabiya North Darfur, 5 June 2014 (Hamid Abdulsalam/Unamid)

Former Janjaweed leader Musa Hilal harshly criticised the chairman of the Council for the Development of Nomads in Darfur on Tuesday.

Hilal’s attack on chairman Maj. Gen. Abdallah Safi El Nur, who was Governor of North Darfur between 2000 and 2002, came after El Nur completed his tour of Arab nomadic settlements in the state’s Kutum locality.

Hilal, who is now head of the Revolutionary Awakening Council, an association of his combatants and native administration leaders in North Darfur, told reporters that El Nur had incited the nomads against him.

El Nur reportedly told them during his tour that Hilal caused great losses to the Arabs in the area with his militant behaviour.

Hilal, in turn, accused El Nur of embezzling nomads’ development funds during his governorship and using the money for his personal interests during his eight-year chairmanship of the Council.


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