The UN Human Rights Council will vote next week on the creation of a commission of enquiry into abuses committed during the Sudan conflict. The draft resolution put forward by the United Kingdom, seen by Africa Intelligence, points the finger at both the Rapid Support Forces and the Sudanese army.
Though most of the fighting is in Khartoum and Darfur, Sudan's farms are reeling from the consequences of the conflict, with projected losses of $1.3bn putting the country at risk of famine.
Most of Sudan's gold mines have not been affected by the war between the Rapid Support Forces and the Sudanese army. But the closure of the country's airspace has changed the export routes for the precious metal.