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KHARTOUM - Sudan on Saturday hit out at US President Barack Obama, saying his use of the term "genocide" to describe the conflict in Darfur marked "a step back".
Obama, in Ghana on Saturday on his first official trip as US president to Africa, condemned tyrants who enrich themselves and urged Africans to demand stronger governments.
He said that conflicts such as the "genocide" in Darfur and terrorism in Somalia were "a millstone around Africa's neck".
"It is a step back . it is not helping. It is not constructive," Ali Sadiq, spokesperson for the Sudanese foreign ministry, said referring to Obama's comments.
"We would like the president to consult with his special envoy about this issue."
Scott Gration was appointed by Obama as US envoy to Sudan in March. In his first news briefing in Washington on June 17, he was asked by a reporter whether he would characterise the situation in Darfur as "genocide".
He replied: "What we see is the remnants of genocide. What we see are the consequences of genocide, the results of genocide."
Gration is due in Sudan on Tuesday for a 10-day visit focused on the future of talks between the government and Darfur rebel groups.
The UN says about 300000 people have died in Darfur since 2003. Sudan says about 10000 people have died. - Sapa-AFP