The governor of North Darfur in Sudan has announced an amnesty for all militiamen fighting in the region and asked them to come forward.
El-Fasher, capital of north Darfur
1. Wide of Osman Mohamed Yeussif Kibir governor of North Darfur province shaking hands with pardoned rebels at the governor's palace
2. African Union ceasefire commissioners observing the ceremony
3. Governor shaking hands with rebels, who are chanting "God is Great" and waving hands in the air
4. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Osman Mohamed Yeussif Kibir governor of North Darfur province:
"We honour our pledges and on the directive of the president of the republic we declare a general amnesty to all those who surrender their weapons and those who come forward to embrace our nation. We say to all those brothers welcome to your homeland. Honoured citizens, and innocent. You have full rights and you have your duty towards the state, and we welcome you back to the Province of North Darfur."
5. Wide shot of ceremony
6. Close up of governor signing the pardon forms
7. Pan of rebels being awarded their pardon forms by the Governor and the Chief Magistrate of North Darfur
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Colonel George Daroiue, Vice-chairman of the African Union Ceasefire Commission:
"I can see that today prisoners have already been released, and I hope that this will help everybody to reach peace here, and especially in the beginning of the peace talks in Abuja this may be very helpful."
9. Pan of African Union military observers shaking hands with the pardoned rebels
Abu Shok Refugee Camp, outskirts of El-Fasher
10. Wide shot of camp
11. Women walking through camp
12. Woman and child standing amidst makeshift tents
13. People dragging food aid bags along floor
14. Man helping woman load supplies onto her head
15. SOUNDBITE (English) Sacha Westerbeek, UNICEF information officer:
"Still thousands of people use one single toilet in this camp which seriously aggravates the situation with regard to diseases. The sanitation is a serious problem in the camps and that's why people are afraid that there will be cholera, hepatitis and bloody diarrhoea etc. all health related diseases that can be prevented if there will be sufficient water and sanitation services available for the IDPs (internally displaced people)."
16. Wide of women sitting with malnourished infants