Chinese workers abducted in Sudan

Nine workers and two Sudanese drivers are kidnapped in the oil-rich region of Abyei.

    An unidentified diplomatic source told the Reuters news agency: "One driver was released and handed over a note by the captors demanding a settlement through a share of oil production."

    The source said that members of the Arab Messeria tribe had carried out the attack because they want a greater share of the region's oil revenue.

    Li Chengwen, the Chinese ambassador to Sudan, said: "We are doing our best efforts to find them."

    It is the third time within the last year that oil workers have been kidnapped in the region, the source of a large part of Sudan's oil wealth.

    Officials say Sudanese forces have been deployed and are searching for the men, but no contact had been made with the kidnappers.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Explore how your country voted on global issues since 1946, as the world gears up for the 74th UN General Assembly.

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    We dialled more than 35,000 random phone numbers to paint an accurate picture of displacement across South Sudan.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.