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  • 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...

  • EU ambassadors visit Darfur
    22 october 2012 17:38:00
    Khartoum, Sudan ( PANA) - Ambassadors of seven European countries have paid a visit to the Darfur region where they met with internally-displaced persons (IDP), representatives of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and Sudanese government officials, the European Union (EU) said in a statement Monday. Full text...

  • Fifth UNAMID peacekeeper killed in Darfur
    17 october 2012 19:08:00
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - An African Union/UN Hybrid Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) peacekeeper has been killed during a firefight and three others wounded while returning from a verification mission, the force said Wednesday.Full text...

  • Darfur rebels pressured to disarm amid fresh violence
    16 october 2012 11:11:04
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - A ceasefire monitoring panel set up under the Doha peace accord has decried the lack of meaningful progress in disarming the Sudanese rebel groups that signed up to the deal. Full text...

  • 5 local govt. officials freed after 2 months of rebel captivity
    28 august 2012 14:56:11
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Regional authorities on Tuesday said they freed five local government officials in Darfur, ending more than 65 days of captivity at the hands of a Darfur rebel faction, the Sudan Liberation Movement, who they accused of abusing and maltreating them. Full text...

  • Eight civilians killed, 1,000 displaced by floods in Darfur
    13 august 2012 17:04:44
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - At least eight civilians were killed and hundreds of others displaced when heavy rains and flash floods ravaged the war-affected Darfur region of western Sudan, the United Nations said in a weekly news bulletin Monday. Full text...

  • ICC Prosecutor seeks tougher UN sanctions against Sudan
    05 june 2012 19:16:07
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo on Tuesday warned that time was running out for the arrest of Sudanese President Omar Hassan El-Bashir and proposed that an arrest warrant against the Sudanese leader be enforced by regional organizations. Full text...

  • 4 UNAMID peacekeepers injured in ambush attacks in Darfur
    21 april 2012 17:05:40
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) – Four peacekeepers from the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) were shot and injured while on patrol in Darfur, UNAMID said in a statement issued on Saturday.Full text...

  • Recent developments in Southern Darfur worry UNAMID chief
    20 april 2012 16:57:27
    New York, US (PANA) - The Joint Special Representative for the UN/AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and Joint Chief Mediator, Ibrahim Gambari, on Friday expressed serious concern over developments in the Southern Darfur, following attacks by armed movements on three towns earlier this week. Full text...

  • UNAMID installs water play pump in North Darfur
    21 march 2012 17:22:23
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - An innovative pump, in which water is drawn when children play on a merry-go-round, has recently been installed by UNAMID in Abu Shouk village, near Al Fasher, North Darfur. Full text...

  • UNAMID celebrates International Women’s Day in Darfur
    08 march 2012 19:34:19
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Hundreds of women, men and children, including internally-displaced persons, took part in festivities, jointly sponsored by the Governor of North Darfur state, the United Nations (UN) Country Team, and the African Union/United Nations Hybrid operation in Darfur (UNAMID), the peace keeping body said in a statement Thursday. Full text...

  • UK Minister, delegation discuss humanitarian development in Darfur
    29 february 2012 22:09:07
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Officials of the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) led by Mr Stephen O'Brien, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development, has visited Darfur to gain first-hand assessment of the humanitarian situation, a UNAMID press release said in Khartoum on Wednesday. Full text...

  • 55 UNAMID peacekeepers freed after two-day rebel blockade
    21 february 2012 17:02:29
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Darfurian rebels have freed 55 international peacekeepers after holding them for two days, the UN/African Union Peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) said Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN chief, Gambari welcome inauguration of Darfur Regional Authority
    08 february 2012 16:46:05
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said Wednesday's inauguration of the Darfur Regional Authority (DRA) marked an important milestone in the implementation of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) and a significant step forward in the pursuit of permanent peace in the area. Full text...

  • Russia commends UNAMID's peace efforts
    03 february 2012 21:58:12
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  • UN Security Council condemns attack on Darfur peacekeepers
    24 january 2012 07:45:01
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council has strongly condemned Saturday's attack on a UN/AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), which resulted in one death, and called on the Sudanese government to bring the perpetrators to justice. Full text...

  • Darfur peace pact within reach - Gambari
    18 january 2012 19:30:53
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The UN/African Union peace mediator in Darfur, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, said Wednesday that the parties to the conflict in Sudan's western Darfur region were inching closer to a comprehensive peace agreement. Full text...

  • UN official reports positive steps on Darfur peace pact
    11 january 2012 22:43:49
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Under Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Herve Ladsous, on Wednesday said initial steps by the Sudanese government and one of the rebel movements in Darfur to implement the peace document signed in Qatar last year have been promising, and urged the international community to support their efforts. Full text...

  • ICC prosecutor insists on arrest, transfer of culprits in Darfur
    15 december 2011 20:54:17
    New York, US (PANA) - The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Luis Moreno-Ocampo on Thursday in New York renewed his call for the arrest and transfer of those alleged to have committed genocide and crimes against humanity in Sudan's Darfur region. Full text...

  • UNAMID chief urges UK to support Darfur peace process
    11 november 2011 18:48:54
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The head of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, has urged the United Kingdom to support the Darfur peace deal signed in Doha, Qatar, which the envoy said was on the cusp of making real progress, a press release issued by the hybrid organization in London and received by PANA here, said Friday. Full text...

  • Darfur rebel leaders urged to stop fighting, sign peace deal
    19 october 2011 19:11:38
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - International envoys drawn from the African Union (AU) and the European Union (EU) joined a worldwide final push for Darfur’s rebel movements to unconditionally end fighting and sign the Doha Peace Accord, negotiated with the Sudanese government. Full text...

  • France condemns attack on UNAMID patrol team in Darfur
    12 october 2011 16:21:16
    Paris, France (PANA) - France has condemned Monday's attack on the UN-AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) patrol, where three of its members were killed, the spokesman of the French Foreign Affairs ministry, Bernard Valero, declared Wednesday. Full text...

  • Darfur rebel movements move to end use of child soldier
    05 october 2011 14:43:39
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The leading rebel movement in Darfur has consented to prohibit the recruitment of children by any armed group in the trouble-ridden region, turned to a theatre of conflict since 2003. Full text...

  • Darfur: UNAMID raises awarness on dangers of unexploded mines
    29 september 2011 18:40:27
    New York, US (PANA) - The joint UN/AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) said on Thursday that it was using puppets to raise awareness among local school children on the dangers of interacting with unexploded ordnance (UXO).Full text...

  • Pakistani team with UNAMID provides medical assistance in Darfur
    28 september 2011 17:33:09
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - A Pakistani team within the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has conducted one-day free medical service to the public at the Nahada Hospital in Nyala, South Darfur, the mission said in a press statement Wednesday. Full text...

  • Thousands of Darfur IDPs, refugees return home
    28 september 2011 14:45:26
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The relative calm recently witnessed in the region of Darfur has encouraged thousands of internally-displaced persons and refugees to embark on the journey back home, according to a PANA report here. Full text...

  • Sudan: UN/AU Coordination Group gives pass mark to UNAMID
    26 september 2011 15:03:39
    New York, US (PANA) - A tripartite coordination group of the UN and the African Union (AU) said the joint UN/AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) had made progress and that cooperation and coordination with the Sudanese government had improved, as well as security conditions on the ground. Full text...

  • Darfur military panel agrees to push workplan
    08 september 2011 16:26:18
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A Darfurian ceasefire monitoring Commission has agreed to regularly meet in pushing its mandate, according to a PANA report.Full text...

  • Unexploded Ordnance: UN steps up education for Darfurian children
    07 september 2011 16:47:55
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN/AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) is holding a public awareness campaign this week about the risks posed by unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the wake of the recent deaths of two children who had been playing with ordnance. Full text...

  • UNAMID chief says Darfurians to get dividends of peace
    07 september 2011 14:25:31
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) – The United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), says priority should be given to providing dividends of peace for the people of Darfur, with its Joint Special Representative (JSR), Ibrahim Gambari, claiming the mission had succeeded in stabilizing the troubled region. Full text...

  • Peacekeepers provide medical relief to north Darfur communities
    23 august 2011 18:55:27
    Khartoum, Sudan ( PANA) - The peacekeepers in Darfur said they have treated thousands of Darfuri patients ranging from eye and ear infection, cardiovascular illnesses, hypertension, abdominal disorders, dental to skin infections in one-week medical operation launched last week in north Darfur. Full text...

  • UNAMID reassures Sudan of respect of sovereignty
    23 august 2011 17:25:26
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The African Union/United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has reassured the government of Sudan that the country's sovereignty would be respected, stressing at the same time the need to allow the mission to carry out its mandate. Full text...

Special File - Darfur

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