Sudanese President Umar al-Bashir has vowed not to hand over any of his countrymen to a foreign court, after the UN cleared the way for Darfur war crimes suspects to be tried by the International Criminal Court.
The Sudanese government and the country's main rebel group are locked in tough negotiations in Kenya as President Umar al-Bashir says a final deal would be reached by Friday.
President Umar al-Bashir has said the army has crushed a year-old rebellion in the Darfur region of western Sudan, but a spokesman for one of three rebel groups insisted they remained in position.
Rebel groups fighting the government in western Sudan have suffered heavy losses, according to a senior government official.
JOURNALISM UNDER FIRE