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  • 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...

  • Corpse of Rwandan policeman on peace-keeping in Darfur flown home
    30 july 2011 19:45:14
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The corpse of Corporal Gafishi Havugimana, a Rwandan officer who died during the week in the north-west Sudanese region of Darfur, was Saturday flown to Kigali, Radio Rwanda reported from here. Full text...

  • 2 Darfur peacekeepers injured in ambush
    24 july 2011 15:57:47
    New York, US (PANA) - Two peacekeepers with the joint UN/AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) have been injured after they were ambushed on Friday by unidentified gunmen in the west of the troubled Sudanese region, a UNAMID statement said on Sunday. Full text...

  • Top UN official calls for increased efforts on Darfur peace pact
    22 july 2011 19:08:34
    New York, US (PANA) - Professor Ibrahim Gambari, the Joint Special Representative and head of the UN/AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), Friday in New York, called for stepped-up Full text...

  • UN/AU envoy says Darfur peace pact 'a step forward'
    15 july 2011 19:43:08
    New York, US (PANA) - Professor Ibrahim Gambari, the joint Special Representative of the UN/AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), said on Friday the peace agreement signed on Thursday between the Sudanese government and a rebel faction in Darfur, Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM), was "a significant step forward to resolving the lingering conflict". Full text...

  • AU welcomes Darfur peace deal, urges rebels to join talks
    15 july 2011 17:35:54
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) on Friday welcomed the signing of a peace agreement between the Sudanese government and a rebel faction in Darfur after three years of talks in Doha, Qatar.Full text...

  • UN Security Council tasks Darfurians on Doha peace pact
    24 june 2011 14:45:17
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council has called on all parties to the long-running conflict in Sudan's Darfur region to reach an agreement based on the Doha Document for Peace. Full text...

  • UN chief happy with moves towards peace in Darfur
    06 june 2011 14:10:33
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed happiness with the progress made during last peace talks in Doha, Qatar, aimed at resolving the eight-year conflict in Sudan's Darfur region. Full text...

  • UN-backed talks endorse draft on Darfur peace pact
    02 june 2011 17:27:31
    New York, US (PANA) - UN-backed inclusive consultations on the conflict in Sudan's Darfur region has ended in the Qatari capital, Doha, with delegates voicing support for a draft document that will form the basis of a permanent ceasefire and a comprehensive peace agreement.Full text...

  • Darfur: UNAMID introduces new initiative to boost humanitarian access
    03 may 2011 14:35:25
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN/AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) on Tuesday announced a new initiative to help aid agencies access hard-to-reach communities in parts of the strife-torn Sudanese region. Full text...

  • UNAMID provides water to Darfur villages
    27 april 2011 15:11:37
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN/AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) Wednesday said the residents of eight villages in Darfur will be among the first in the arid Sudanese region to have easy access to water under an initiative introduced by the mission. Full text...

  • US envoy on Darfur visits Rwanda, Sudan, Qatar
    21 april 2011 15:48:50
    New York, US (PANA) - US Senior Adviser on Darfur, Ambassador Dane Smith, Wednesday began a three-nation visit to support international efforts to end the conflict in Sudan's Darfur region. Full text...

  • Darfur peace process enters crucial stage - UN official says
    21 april 2011 14:41:16
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Atul Khare, said on Thursday that the peace process to resolve the conflict in the Sudan's Darfur region has entered a crucial phase with parties to the dispute considering texts of key elements that would form the basis of a draft comprehensive agreement. Full text...

  • UN-backed disarmament process begins in Darfur
    18 april 2011 19:01:41
    New York, US (PANA) - More than 1,000 former fighters from Sudan’s armed forces and Darfur’s rebel groups will over the next 10 days, lay down their arms and begin a UN-backed process aimed at reintegrating them into civilian life, a UN statement said Monday. Full text...

  • UNAMID secures release of 12 Sudanese aid workers
    13 april 2011 18:57:48
    New York, US (PANA) - UN/AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) said Wednesday the mission and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) had helped to secure the release of 12 Sudanese aid workers who were taken hostage by a youth group at a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the war-torn Darfur region. Full text...

  • Peacekeeper killed in attack on UNAMID patrol
    05 april 2011 20:43:59
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A Durfur peacekeeper was killed after an attack by a group of armed men while on a patrol mission near Kutum, North Darfur, the joint African Union/UN Mission for Darfur (UNAMID) said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Two peacekeepers wounded in Darfur ambush
    22 march 2011 21:54:42
    El Fasher, Sudan (PANA) - Two peacekeepers are in critical condition after an ambush by unknown gunmen as they returned to camp in West Darfur, the African Union/UN Joint Mission (UNAMID) said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Fresh violence in Darfur claims one, injures 10 others
    18 march 2011 16:13:28
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN/AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) said one person was killed and 10 others were injured after protesters clashed with police in Darfur Thursday. Full text...

  • ICC commits Sudanese to trial
    08 march 2011 20:10:44
    New York, US (PANA) - The Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) has confirmed the charges of war crimes brought by its prosecutor against two Sudanese, Abdallah Banda and Saleh Mohammed Jerbo, and committed them to trial.Full text...

  • Breakthrough as two Darfur movements commit to peace talk
    29 january 2011 19:59:29
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Darfur's main rebel movements, the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) and the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLA) Saturday issued a joint statement expressing, for the first time, their commitment to the international peace talks process, hosted by the government of Qatar. Full text...

Special File - Darfur

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