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Oxfam Director Leaves Sudan over Visa

The head of a British charity in western Sudan has left the country due to visa problems, only weeks after Khartoum threatened to expel him over his group's activities.

A spokesman for the aid group Oxfam says director Shaun Skelton is now seeking to return to Sudan. He added the group remains committed to giving humanitarian aid to 800,000 people affected by violence between rebels and pro-government forces in the Darfur region.

Last month, Sudan's government ordered Mr. Skelton and the head of another charity to leave Sudan in 48 hours. It accused them of violating a ban on political activities, including making critical statements against the government.

Officials later suspended the order for humanitarian reasons.

Some information for this story provided by AP and Reuters.