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  • UN: ICC postpones Darfur crimes trial
    16 april 2014 22:59:38
    New York,US (PANA) - The Trial Chamber IV of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday decided to vacate the date of 5 May 2014, initially scheduled for the opening of the trial in the case The Prosecutor v. Abdallah Banda Abakaer Nourain, on alleged war crimes committed in Sudan's Darfur region. Full text...

  • Sudan: '75 rebels, four govt. soldiers killed in fighting'
    25 march 2014 08:10:21
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Sudanese army said Tuesday that 75 rebel soldiers and four government troops were killed in recent fighting in the country's North Darfur state. Full text...

  • Sudan: Sudan urges US to reconsider "negative" stand on Doha peace accord
    12 march 2014 18:42:49
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) – Sudan on Wednesday called on the US Administration to reverse its position regarding the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD), which calls for an alternative forum for peace in Darfur. Full text...

  • Sudan: Government accuses 'influential' states of supporting rebels
    09 march 2014 13:51:04
    Khartoum,Sudan (PANA ) - The Sudanese government has accused unnamed Western powers of backing rebel movements in Darfur and urged those powers to be fair and denounce recent extensive attacks by rebels on villages in parts of Darfur. Full text...

  • Sudan: 'Dozens of villages burned to ashes by rebels in Darfur'
    06 march 2014 20:56:54
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Chairman of Darfur Regional Authority (DRA), Dr. Tigani Sese, has called for a rapid intervention by the authorities to check current wide scale attacks in which scores of villages have been burnt in Darfur. Full text...

  • UN: UNAMID calls for unhindered access to site of recent violence
    03 march 2014 19:21:26
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN/AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) on Monday said it is deeply Full text...

  • Sudan: UNAMID, partners review Doha peace implementation progress in Darfur
    25 february 2014 19:23:50
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - A continued commitment to the implementation of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD), particularly the Final Security Arrangement, was the focus of the Third Meeting of the DDPD Joint Commission Tuesday in Khartoum, the Sudanese capital. Full text...

  • Sudan: UNAMID trains new prison workers in Darfur
    28 january 2014 13:54:39
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Dozens of newly-recruited Prison workers in Darfur region have started a training session here, designed to equip them with the capacity to reform offenders in their care, according to a press statement issued by the African Union (AU) and received by PANA here Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN: 'Darfur crisis can be resolved through dialogue, negotiation'
    23 january 2014 17:25:32
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN/AU envoy in Darfur, Mr. Mohammed Iban Chambas, has stressed that it is only through dialogue and negotiation that the crisis in the Sudanese region can be resolved. Full text...

  • Ban deplores Sunday's attack on Darfur peacekeepers
    30 december 2013 08:20:47
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned a "cowardly" attack on a convoy of the UN/AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), which left two peacekeepers dead, a UN statement said on Monday. Full text...

  • ICRC says facilitates transfer of five persons in Darfur
    18 december 2013 17:38:27
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Wednesday said five persons released by a Darfuri rebel movement have been transported to the Sudanese government, bringing to 10 the number of such operations this year.Full text...

  • Doha Peace agreement implementation progresses
    17 december 2013 15:40:59
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has said that reconstruction and development of 315 projects, in line with the Darfur Development Strategy, have commenced in Darfur region. Full text...

  • Nine persons killed, four others wounded by unknown gunmen in Darfur
    14 december 2013 14:40:27
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Nine persons have been killed and four others injured in an attack by unknown armed men in Central Darfur State, according to Saturday's edition of the Al Rai Al Aam (public opinion) daily newspaper. Full text...

  • ICC tasks UN Security Council on Darfur war crimes
    12 december 2013 15:17:59
    New York, US (PANA) – The Chief Prosecutor of the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC), Ms. Fatou Bensouda, has urged the UN Security Council to take firm action to bring those indicted for war crimes in Sudan's Darfur region to justice. Full text...

  • UNAMID urges Sudanese rebel groups to join peace process
    10 december 2013 08:38:23
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The African Union-United Nations Joint Chief Mediator for Darfur, Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, has strongly urged the Darfur non-signatory movements to explore ways to move the peace process forward. Full text...

  • IDPs in Darfur get opportunity to share needs, concerns
    02 december 2013 15:40:21
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The UN Humanitarian office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Monday said that the humanitarian community in West Darfur has established a telephone hotline in an attempt to improve communications and to allow nearly 354,000 displaced people across 38 camps to share their needs and concerns.Full text...

  • 36 rebels killed in clashes with Sudanese armed forces in Darfur
    14 november 2013 15:05:49
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Launching its campaign to crush rebel movements in Darfur, South Kordufan and Blue Nile state this year, the Sudanese government forces reported that they killed 36 rebels of the Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) in fighting in eastern Jebel Marrah area in west Sudan’s Darfur region, near the borderline with Chad.Full text...

  • UNAMID wants more women involved in Sudan's local administration
    13 november 2013 17:23:32
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The United Nations/African Union Hybrid operation in Darfur (UNAMID) has tasked traditionally male-dominated communities to involve women in local administration, saying less than 1 percent of women are involved in such processes. Full text...

  • Sudanese government vows to end rebellion in Darfur
    11 november 2013 16:25:46
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) – The Sudanese government has said it will do everything humanly possible end the rebellion in west Sudan’s Darfur region by the end of this year, the official Sudan News Agency (SUNA) reported Monday, quoting the country's Interior Minister, Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid. Full text...

  • Sudanese Army 'kills tens of rebels, captures nine'
    01 november 2013 10:22:40
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) said they have killed tens of rebels and captured nine others, while three SAF soldiers have been killed in clashes with rebel movements in South Darfur State. Full text...

  • 'Limited progress achieved in Darfur peace process'
    24 october 2013 06:55:11
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN/AU Joint Special Representative in Darfur, Mohammed Ibn Chambas, has said the situation in Sudan’s Darfur region is marked by limited progress in the peace process, a troubling security situation and the continued need for substantial humanitarian assistance. Full text...

  • Dafurian women discuss Doha peace document
    09 october 2013 17:19:16
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Some 40 women representatives of civil society organizations from North Darfur have met in Fashir where they discussed ways of realizing peace and implementing the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD), signed in the Qatari capital of Doha on 14 July, 2010.Full text...

  • ICC terminates case against Sudanese
    04 october 2013 17:23:51
    New York, US (PANA) - The Trial Chamber IV of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday terminated its case against Saleh Mohammed Jerbo, a Sudanese, who was facing charges of alleged war crimes committed in Sudan's Darfur region. Full text...

  • UN/AU envoy says security situation in Darfur still dicey
    25 september 2013 22:39:47
    New York, US (PANA) - Mohamed Ibn Chambas, the UN/AU Joint Representative in Darfur has warned that the deteriorating security situation in the Sudanese region could undermine the peace process and development programmes. Full text...

  • UNAMID concerned about hostilities in East Darfur, impact on civilians
    14 august 2013 20:22:57
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The African Union-UN peacekeeping mission in Darfur has expressed concern over the recent clashes between two Darfurian tribes that left dozens dead, with tension still running high in East Darfur state, near the borders with South Sudan and Central African Republic. Full text...

  • Nine persons killed in tribal clashes in North Darfur
    03 august 2013 13:16:11
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Nine civilians were killed in Darfur’s region in the last two days in separate clashes between Arab and Fur tribes, in yet the most fresh inter-tribal fighting in the region, and two weeks after the federal government brokered an agreement between two ethnic groups in fighting that left dozens dead. Full text...

  • UN Security Council extends UN missions in Cote d’Ivoire, Darfur
    31 july 2013 17:33:04
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council has unanimously extended the operations of the UN peacekeeping operations in Cote d’Ivoire and in Sudan's Darfur region.Full text...

  • UN/AU envoy says Darfur remains volatile
    24 july 2013 19:51:08
    New York, US (PANA) - The Joint Special Representative of the UN/AU Mission in Darfur, Full text...

  • Dlamini-Zuma condemns attack on peacekeepers in Darfur
    14 july 2013 10:59:18
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has strongly condemned ''the senseless and unprovoked attack'' by unidentified gunmen on the African Union/UN Hybrid Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) peacekeepers Saturday in which seven Tanzanian peacekeepers were killed and 17 others wounded. Full text...

  • UN sad over killing of 2 WSI local staff members in Darfur
    07 july 2013 14:02:32
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The United Nations office in Sudan on Sunday expressed sadness over the killing of two local staff members of an international non-governmental organization, World Vision International, in clashes in Darfur region. Full text...

  • ICC tasks UN Security Council on ending impunity in Darfur
    06 june 2013 07:21:18
    New York, US (PANA) - Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Fatou Bensouda has stressed the need for the UN Security Council to take a decisive action against those responsible for war crimes in Sudan's Darfur region, saying the plight of the victims has Full text...

  • UN official tasks international community on Darfur people
    22 may 2013 22:48:23
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Ms. Valerie Amos, on Wednesday said the international community must do more to ensure the people of Sudan's Darfur region can better provide for themselves. Full text...

  • Killing of 2 former rebel leaders in Darfur is a cowardly act - AU
    13 may 2013 18:24:30
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The African Union (AU) on Monday described the killing of two former rebel leaders, who had joined the peace process in Darfur, as a “cowardly act” that seeks to dissuade other movements from joining the peace process.Full text...

  • UNAMID condemns assassination of DDPD signatory
    13 may 2013 18:14:46
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The peace keeping mission in Darfur on Monday denounced the killing Sunday of two former rebel leaders, who had signed the Doha Peace document in April this year, while on their way in a convoy from Chad to Sudan.Full text...

  • OIC chief tasks int'l community on Darfur reconstruction
    10 april 2013 14:25:37
    New York, US (PANA) - The Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Full text...

  • Qatar pledges US$ 500 million to help rehabilitate Darfur
    08 april 2013 16:29:09
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Qatar has pledged to provide US$ 500 million for the rehabilitation of War-fatigued region of Darfur of western Sudan, out of the total sum of US$ 7.5 billion estimated to bring the area out of its current state of misery. Full text...

  • UNAMID investigates circumstances surrounding Arga checkpoint incident
    27 march 2013 17:10:33
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The UN-AU peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has complained that verification teams it dispatched to probe how over 30 Internally-Displaced Persons (IDPs) were abducted last week, have been frustrated by local authorities. Full text...

  • 'Peaceful atmosphere in Darfur facilitates delivery of humanitarian assistance'
    06 march 2013 17:08:51
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) – The UN has commended recent reconciliatory moves between two sub-tribal groups fighting over traditional gold mining rights, creating a peaceful atmosphere for the delivery of much needed humanitarian assistance to the needy in Darfur. Full text...

  • ICRC provides medical assistance to victims of tribal conflicts in Darfur
    27 february 2013 11:36:10
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Wednesday said it had transported medical supplies to thousands of persons affected by recent tribal conflicts in Darfur region, Western Sudan. Full text...

  • Sudanese govt. gives lifeline to Darfur Regional Authority
    07 february 2013 15:13:26
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Sudanese government has given the Darfur Regional Authority (DRA) 800 million Sudanese pounds (about US$ 130 million) as its commitment to efforts to remove the obstacles militating against the implementation of an agreement reached between it and groups of Darfur Rebel movement. Full text...

  • Tribal clashes resume in Darfur
    21 january 2013 11:07:01
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Twenty-eight people have either been killed and wounded in renewed tribal clashes between the Rizaigat Abbalah and Bene Hussein, both Arab tribes, in Sudan's Central Darfur. Full text...

  • UNAMID evacuates injured, assesses scope of tribal clashes in Darfur
    11 january 2013 15:56:43
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The UN African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) said it has sent a medical team to help evacuate and treat victims of tribal clashes in Sudan's western Darfur region, where dozens are reported killed or injured. Full text...

  • UNAMID mitigates frictions between farmers, herders in North Darfur
    18 december 2012 18:15:17
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) is undertaking a series of inter-community dialogues aimed at mitigating tension and deadly clashes between farmers and herders in North Darfur. Full text...

  • ICRC facilitates return of 3 prisoners of war to Sudan
    24 november 2012 15:12:02
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says it has facilitated the return of three members of the Sudanese Armed Forces, who were released by the Darfur rebel Sudan Liberation Army, headed by former Presidential Assistant Minni Arku Minawi (SLA-MM). Full text...

  • 'Light firearms registration progressing successfully in Darfur'
    23 november 2012 17:00:49
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Although protracted civil war and other violent activities have led to the proliferation of hundreds of thousands of light weapons in the hands of civilians, mostly herders, nomads and farmers, in Darfur, recent government efforts to mop up those weapons have started paying off. Full text...

  • Death toll from Yellow fever outbreak in Darfur rises to 107
    14 november 2012 14:40:24
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The death toll from the Yellow fever outbreak in Sudan's western Darfur region has gone up to 107 from the 358 cases reported, khartoum local media reported, quoting the Health Under-Secretary, Dr. Isam Mohamed Abdulla. Full text...

  • Sudan, WHO intensify emergency response to yellow fever outbreak in Darfur
    13 november 2012 18:26:34
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Sudanese Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) are mobilizing 2.4 million doses of Yellow Fever vaccines, provided by the International Coordinating Group on Vaccine (ICG), to enable them conduct an emergency response vaccination campaign in Darfur, a press release by the WHO indicated Tuesday. Full text...

  • 'Darfur village deserted, houses destroyed after violence'
    08 november 2012 11:59:11
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - A verification team of the UN-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has found a village in north Darfur, Sudan, completely deserted and houses destroyed and burnt, apparently as a result of a recently reported violence, UNAMID said in a statement obtained by PANA here Thursday. Full text...

  • Red Crescent dispatches teams to fight yellow fever in Darfur
    07 november 2012 16:14:48
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Sudanese Red Crescent Society on Tuesday said it dispatched a medical team to help fight yellow fever, which reports say claimed the lives of dozens of people in the Central Darfur state, one of five states in the war-fatigued Darfur region. Full text...

  • Yellow fever kills 32 in Darfur
    02 november 2012 16:33:22
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Sudan (OCHA) has said that an outbreak of yellow fever in a number of localities in Darfur has killed at least 32 persons and affected dozens others.Full text...

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