Khartoum Bound

A UN-AU hybrid patrol sets off for Siliea in West Darfur. The helmets have been painted blue but no-one has got around to removing the old Amis logo

Heading to Khartoum to see what comes out of the International Criminal Court. Readers of this blog will know that prosecutors have President Bashir himself in their sights. Anti-western demos are under way today in Khartoum where residents describe the atmosphere as like waiting for a grenade to explode.
Aid workers, diplomats and UN officials are working on a series of nightmare scenarios – ranging from a couple of NGOs being kicked out to the government imploding. It will be one of those occasions when we will be arriving as everyone else is leaving.