South Africa's Zuma withdraws troops from Darfur

Wednesday February 24 2016



South Africa President Jacob Zuma. PHOTO | FILE

South Africa President Jacob Zuma. PHOTO | FILE 

By REUTERS

South Africa will withdraw its troops from peacekeeping operations in Sudan's Darfur region, President Jacob Zuma's office said on Wednesday.

"Members of the South African National Defence Force were employed in Darfur in 2008 as part of the AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). The termination will take effect from 01 April 2016," the president's office said in a statement.