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  • UN officials urge support as Darfur attempts to ‘turn the page’ from conflict to peace
    29 september 2018 10:59:09
    New York, US (PANA) - Stating that while the Darfur region of Sudan, which for years was torn by strife and displacement, is now increasingly stable, top United Nations officials on Friday urged continued international support to ensure that hard-won gains take hold. Full text...

  • Rights group warns against downsizing UN mission in Darfur
    29 june 2018 06:18:57
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - International human rights group, Amnesty International, has warned against downsizing the United Nations mission in Darfur, Sudan, saying that is not an option amid ongoing attacks in the region. Full text...

  • Troika threatens sanctions if warring parties fail to end conflict in Darfur
    20 june 2018 09:59:28
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - A coalition of western countries, known as the Troika, has threatened to impose sanctions on warring parties in Darfur region of Sudan, if they fail to stop fighting and end suffering of civilians there. Full text...

  • UN’s planned cuts to Darfur Mission risk rights protection - Human Rights Watch
    19 june 2018 07:23:58
    New York, US (PANA) – A human rights group has urged the United Nations Security Council to ensure that its peacekeeping mission in Sudan’s Darfur region continues to conduct human rights monitoring and public reporting in all of Darfur. Full text...

  • Peacekeeping operations on the ground in Darfur ‘must change’, urges UN official
    12 june 2018 05:58:39
    New York, US (PANA) - The African Union-United Nations Hybrid Mission in Darfur “must change” in accordance with the shifting realities on the ground, the Organization’s top peacekeeping official said on Monday, highlighting the need to “closely link” the mission’s drawdown to the scaling up of both peacekeeping and development activities. Full text...

  • ‘Durable solutions’ needed for durable peace in Darfur, UN envoy tells Security Council
    10 may 2018 22:09:52
    New York, US (PANA) - The overall security situation in Sudan’s Darfur region “remains calm”, despite continuing low-level skirmishes, a top United Nations envoy said on Thursday, updating the Security Council on the UN mission’s work on the ground. Full text...

  • Bashir says peace achieved in Darfur
    31 march 2018 10:40:57
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) — President Omar Bashir of Sudan has declared that peace and stability have been achieved in Darfur region and will be reached in the "Two Areas" of South Kordofan and Blue Nile shortly. Full text...

  • UN envoy urges hold-out armed groups to sign accord for durable peace in Darfur
    15 march 2018 06:37:02
    New York, UN (PANA) - While the security situation in Sudan’s Darfur region remained stable, the causes of the conflict – and their related consequences – have been largely unaddressed, the head of the African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission said on Wednesday, calling on holdout armed groups to sign the foundational 2011 peace agreement without delay. Full text...

  • UN Security Council stresses need for 'sustainable solutions' for millions displaced in Darfur
    01 february 2018 05:36:45
    New York, US (PANA) – Despite improvements in the security and humanitarian situation in Darfur, continued challenges remain, the United Nations Security Council has said, underlining the need for sustainable solutions for the region’s 2.7 million internally displaced persons. Full text...

  • Displacement slows in Darfur but returns remain difficult - Lacroix
    11 january 2018 06:40:41
    New York, US (PANA) – Despite some recent voluntary returns among those displaced in Sudan's Darfur region, lack of security, services and sustainable livelihoods in return areas have become major impediments to returns, the top United Nations peacekeeping official told the Security Council on Wednesday. Full text...

  • UN report urges Sudan to address plight of millions of IPDs in Darfur
    22 november 2017 05:10:44
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – The United Nations human rights office has called on the Government of Sudan to pursue effective, transparent and durable policies to enable the 2.6 million people who have been internally displaced by the long-running conflict in Darfur to return home voluntarily or to reintegrate into host communities. Full text...

  • UNAMID calls for collaborative approach to Darfur weapons collection in IDP camps
    04 november 2017 15:21:42
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The UN African Union Peace keeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has again called on the Sudanese government to avoid forceful entries into camps for internally displaced persons with the aim of collecting firearms from civilians, a part of a government arms collection campaign Full text...

  • Darfur UN peacekeepers hand over 11 sites to Sudan Government
    22 october 2017 17:44:13
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The United Nations-African Union Peacekeeping Mission in Darfur (UNAMD) has handed over 11 team sites across Sudan's Darfur region to the government of Sudan. Full text...

  • Sudan: 5 persons killed, many injured in clashes over Bashir's visit to IDP Camp in Darfur
    23 september 2017 10:30:15
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Two more persons were killed on Saturday in a displaced persons camp in Darfur which Sudanese President Omar Bashir visited on Friday. Full text...

  • Sudan: AU-UN mission in Darfur urges restraint after clashes at camp for displaced persons
    22 september 2017 15:31:08
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) – The joint African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission in Darfur on Friday urged “the utmost restraint” by all parties after clashes between government forces and internally displaced persons at the Kalma camp led to the death of at least three IDPs and injuries to some 26 others. Full text...

  • Sudan: Bashir in Kalema IDP camp, pledges to resolve challenges facing them
    22 september 2017 14:09:23
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) – President Omar Bashir of Sudan on Friday paid visited the largest camp for the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Darfur, the first ever visit by top senior government official, saying he was there to listen to their complaints and worries. Full text...

  • US: Arms proliferation continues in Darfur, but area largely calm - UN official
    15 september 2017 06:40:51
    New York, US (PANA) – The situation in Darfur, in Sudan, has been largely calm in recent months, but there is continued violence fuelled by a proliferation of weapons and competition over natural resources, a senior United Nations official told the UN Security Council on Thursday. Full text...

  • Sudan: Campaign under way to collect unlicensed firearms in Sudan
    11 august 2017 17:45:47
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) – Sudan has said a campaign it launched two days ago to collect unlicensed fire arms in the restive Darfur must succeed if the region is to put the legacy of war behind it.Full text...

  • Sudan: UNAMID chief says situation in Darfur remains fragile
    10 july 2017 20:07:10
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Joint Special Representative of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), Jeremiah Mamabolo, has said the overall situation in the region remains fragile and, therefore, UNAMID strategic priorities remain the same. Full text...

  • Sudan: Khartoum welcomes reduction in number of UNAMID personnel
    01 july 2017 14:05:50
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Sudanese government has welcomed a resolution by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) cutting down the number of military and police personnel of the United Nations/African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) by 44% in the coming six months. Full text...

  • Sudan: US charge d'affaires in Khartoum visits North Darfur State
    21 june 2017 11:26:16
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Charge d'Affaires of the United States of America in Khartoum, Steven Koutsis, has concluded a four-day visit to North Darfur State where he had a series of meetings with government officials and peacekeepers. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU urges Sudan to ensure security in Darfur on UNAMID troops withdrawal
    15 june 2017 16:31:35
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Urging the Government of Sudan to ensure it fills the security and humanitarian vacuum that may arise out of the withdrawal of the international peacekeeping force from Darfur region, the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) has expressed "deep concern over the widespread proliferation of weapons in the areas of return for internally displaced persons (IDPs). Full text...

  • US: Security Council briefed on proposal to reduce number of AU-UN troops in Darfur
    15 june 2017 03:22:30
    New York, US (PANA) – The African Union (AU) and the United Nations are proposing 44 per cent and 30 per cent reductions in their troop and police presence in Sudan's Darfur region as a step towards an eventual exit, a senior UN peacekeeping official has told the Security Council. Full text...

  • US: ICC prosecutor slams ‘pervading toxic culture of impunity’ in Darfur conflict
    09 june 2017 06:06:07
    New York, US (PANA) – The Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court has reiterated her call for States to arrest and surrender the suspects of alleged genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in the Darfur region of Sudan, including President Omar Al Bashir. Full text...

  • Sudan: EU, Troika call on Sudanese gov't, rebel forces to renegotiate peace
    01 june 2017 15:29:03
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) – A group of leading western countries have called on the Sudanese government and the rebels in Darfur to return to stop all military operations and negotiate a peaceful solution to the conflict in the area.Full text...

  • Sudan: Nigerian UNAMID peacekeeper killed in Nyala, South Darfur
    01 june 2017 13:26:55
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - A Nigerian soldier with the United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) was killed on Wednesday by an unidentified armed group in Darfur, a press release by the peace keeping mission said on Thursday.Full text...

  • Sudan: UNAMID assists demobilization of 500 ex-combatants in West Darfur
    23 may 2017 17:51:52
    El Geneina, Sudan (PANA) - With support from the African Union/United Nations Hybrid operation in Darfur (UNAMID), about 500 ex-combatants, including 30 women, are going through the process of demobilization and return to civilian life at a camp in El Geneina, West Darfur. Full text...

  • Sudan: UNAMID urges restraint amid renewed clashes in Darfur region
    22 may 2017 18:19:27
    El Fasher, Sudan (PANA) - Fighting has been taking place in the past few days between Government of Sudan forces and rebel movements in the restive North and East Darfur region of western Sudan, with reports of multiple casualties, according to the international peacekeeping force in the region.Full text...

  • Sudan: Government forces beat back Darfur rebels
    21 may 2017 18:40:51
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Sudanese Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) on Saturday repulsed attacks by Darfur rebels entering North Darfur and East Darfur states from Libya and South Sudan. Full text...

  • Sudan: AU PSC delegation arrives in Sudan's Darfur region
    16 may 2017 17:06:48
    El Fasher, Sudan (PANA) - A delegation of the African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) touring the restive Darfur region in western Sudan on Tuesday started its field mission with what it described as "fruitful meeting" with the Wali (administrator) of North Darfur State. Full text...

  • Sudan: Joint UN-Sudan mission visits Sortony IDP site, North Darfur
    09 may 2017 17:45:10
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator (RC/HC) in Sudan, Ms. Marta Ruedas, and the Commissioner General of Sudan’s Humanitarian Aid Commission, Mr. Ahmed Mohamed Adam, led a joint field visit to the Sortony internally displaced persons (IDP) site in Kebkabiya locality, North Darfur, on Monday. Full text...

  • Sudan: Eight persons killed, 18 wounded in tribal clashes
    09 may 2017 12:02:32
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - At least eight persons were killed and 18 others injured in clashes between Salamat and Habbaniyah Arab tribes in South Darfur over cattle rustling, Khartoum newspapers reported on Tuesday.Full text...

  • US: Sudan, AU, UN discuss Darfur exit strategy
    04 april 2017 20:14:49
    New York, US (PANA) - The African Union (AU) and the United Nations are actively discussing with the Government of Sudan how best to configure a strategy for AU-UN peacekeeping mission to eventually leave Darfur, the head of that operation said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Sudan: Khartoum displeased with presence of Darfur rebel leader in France
    27 february 2017 19:15:30
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese Foreign Affairs Minister Ibrahim Ghandour has told France that Khartoum is not happy with the French government providing safe haven for rebel leaders from Darfur region. Full text...

  • Sudan: Army officer killed, others wounded in fighting with outlaws in Darfur
    17 february 2017 14:51:31
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - An officer of the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF), Lt. Abdulla al-Tayeb Abdulla, was killed and many others, including a Lieutenant Colonel, were wounded in clashes against outlaws on Thursday in Bursa area, east of Fashir, capital of North Darfur State.Full text...

  • UN: 'Inter-communal tensions in Darfur threaten IDPs' return'
    12 january 2017 19:46:27
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Under Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Herve Ladsous on Thursday said armed fighting over land, water and other natural resources in Sudan's Darfur region have continue to put civilians at risk. Full text...

  • Sudan: Government says 'ready for talks' with Sudanese rebels
    20 december 2016 17:22:57
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Sudanese government has assured African Union's Chief Mediator, Thabo Mbeki, its readiness for resumption of negotiation with the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) and rebel movements in the restive Darfur Region in order to attain peace in South Kordufan and Blue Nile as well as in Darfur. Full text...

  • Sudan: UN, Sudan launch joint programme for rule of law in Darfur
    22 november 2016 10:31:55
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The United Nations and Sudanese government have launched a programme to help different law enforcement bodies in the country observe the rule of law in Darfur, a region marred by conflict and inter-ethnic fighting since 2003, with wide violations and breaches of law.Full text...

  • Sudan: Three policemen killed, two wounded by unidentified gunmen in North Darfur
    18 november 2016 11:58:33
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Three policemen have been shot dead and two others wounded on Thursday in the first attack of its kind in many months by unidentified gunmen at a checkpoint on a highway in North Darfur State, west Sudan.Full text...

  • US: Amnesty Int'l to launch new report on Darfur war crimes 29 September
    26 september 2016 14:49:12
    New York, US (PANA) - Human rights watchdog, Amnesty International, will on 29 September in New York, US, launch a new report exposing war crimes and other horrific human rights violations committed by Sudanese government forces against civilians in Jebel Marra in Sudan's Darfur region, including compelling evidence of the extensive use of chemical weapons. Full text...

  • Sudan: Six persons shot dead by criminals in Sudan's North Darfur
    21 september 2016 17:46:33
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - At least six people have been killed by anonymous gunmen in a marketplace in Kutum locality of North Darfur in western Sudan, a Khartoum-based newspaper reported on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU official says tense, unpredictable situation persists in Darfur
    15 september 2016 13:26:18
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The security situation in the restive region of Darfur in western Sudan remains "tense and unpredictable", a senior official of the African Union (AU) said here Thursday.Full text...

  • Sudan: Sudanese celebrate implementation of Doha peace deal for Darfur
    07 september 2016 17:49:26
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Chad, Central African Republic and Qatar heads of state were among leaders who attended a gathering in Darfur on Wednesday at which Sudanese President Omar Bashir declared a general amnesty to all rebels holding arms against his government.Full text...

  • Sudan: Partners launch initiative to strengthen peace, dialogue in Darfur
    03 august 2016 09:10:45
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The European Union (EU), United Nations and their local partners have launched an initiative that seeks peace in Darfur through working from the grassroots.Full text...

  • Sudan: Sudan to mark full implementation of DDPD
    13 july 2016 15:25:28
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - President Idris Debby of Chad will visit the Sudan shortly to take part in celebrations marking the full implementation of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD), concluded in July 2011 under Qatari, UN, AU and Arab league supervision as the framework for peace in the restive region of Darfur.Full text...

  • UN: UN official says 'little progress' made on Darfur conflict resolution
    15 june 2016 15:55:44
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Under Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Herve Ladsous, said little progress has been made in finding a viable political solution to the conflict in Sudan's Darfur region, which began in 2003. Full text...

  • UN: UN, AU chiefs condemn deadly violence at IDP camp in North Darfur
    12 may 2016 21:06:38
    New York, US (PANA) - The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Full text...

  • Sudan: UNAMID condemns attacks by armed gunmen Darfur
    10 may 2016 18:47:41
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The UN-AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has condemned Monday’s attack on a gathering of internally displaced persons in North Darfur which killed at least six persons including two children. Full text...

  • Sudan: Darfuri rebel movements willing to join Doha peace talks
    10 may 2016 16:42:55
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Two major Darfuri armed rebel movements have shown willingness for peace talks in Doha in order to embrace the peace document that was brokered by Qatar in 2011. Full text...

  • Sudan: UN says 6 displaced civilians, including 2 children, killed in Darfur
    10 may 2016 11:57:44
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The United Nations on Tuesday said six displaced civilians, including two children, have been shot dead by armed local tribesmen, who it did not identify, in North Darfur.Full text...

Special File - Darfur

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