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  • UNHCR opens new transit camp in Chad for Darfur refugees
    03 may 2005 23:38:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The UN refugee agency, UNHCR and partner NGOs on Tuesday opened the 12th camp in eastern Chad to receive the new influx of refugees to the Chadian Darfur province. Full text...

  • UN wants expanded AU operations in Darfur
    28 april 2005 11:00:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sudan, Jan Pronk, was expected to fly to Addis Ababa on Thursday for discussions with African Union (AU) Chairman Alpha Oumar Konare on expanding AU operations in the crisis-prone Darfur region. Full text...

  • Khartoum studies UN resolutions on Darfur crisis
    27 april 2005 11:12:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudanese Foreign Minister Mustafa Osman Ismail said the government in Khartoum is conducting internal and external consultations in order to deal with UN Security Council resolutions concerning crisis-prone western Darfur region. Full text...

  • Chadian president briefs Kadhafi on Darfur crisis
    23 april 2005 15:37:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- President, Idriss Deby of Chad on Friday briefed Libyan leader, Col. Full text...

  • Bashir pledges to end Darfur conflict
    19 april 2005 09:42:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- As consultations continued in view of a resumption of talks next month in Abuja, Nigeria on the conflict in Darfur, Sudanese President Omar Hassan El Bashir has affirmed his government's resolve to end the crisis. Full text...

  • Kadhafi convinces Chad to resume Darfur mediation
    18 april 2005 20:41:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Chad on Monday announced that it would resume mediation in Darfur at the request of Libyan leader, Moammar Kadhafi. Full text...

  • Gunmen shoot, injure Chadian diplomat in Darfur
    16 april 2005 14:52:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- A Chadian diplomat was injured when unidentified gunmen opened fire on his vehicle in Sudan's troubled western region of Darfur last Thursday, the authorities here confirmed Saturday. Full text...

  • Sudan regrets Chad's pullout from Darfur mediation
    14 april 2005 09:13:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudanese foreign minister Mustafa Osman Ismail has expressed regrets over Chad's decision to suspend its mediatory role between Khartoum and rebel movements in the western Darfur region, media reports said here Thursday. Full text...

  • Kadhafi, Obasanjo discuss Darfur
    12 april 2005 23:08:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Mouammar Kadhafi and Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo held discussions Tuesday on the phone, concerning the situation in Sudan's restive region of Darfur. Full text...

  • WFP raises alarm over plight of Darfur refugees
    12 april 2005 20:29:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The UN World Food Programme warned Tuesday that nearly 200,000 refugees who fled into Chad from Sudan's troubled Darfur region risk face hunger in the months ahead, unless donations were rapidly forthcoming. Full text...

  • Chad suspends mediation in Darfur conflict
    12 april 2005 19:36:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- A senior aide of President Idriss Deby's announced here Tuesday that Chad was suspending its mediation in the conflict in Sudan's western region of Darfur. Full text...

  • UNICEF expresses serious worry about situation in Darfur
    11 april 2005 23:23:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The food and security situation in Darfur is very alarming, UNICEF special representative to the troubled western Sudanese region, Keith MacKenzie declared here Monday. Full text...

  • UNICEF calls for additional AU troops in Darfur
    11 april 2005 19:50:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- UNICEF's special envoy in the Darfur region, Keith MacKenzie, on Monday urged the African Union's (AU) to increase its presence in the troubled western region of Sudan. Full text...

  • Khartoum moves to end standoff with Washington
    10 april 2005 09:34:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Khartoum has indicated it was lifting restrictions recently placed on the movement of US diplomats in the country, according to the state-run Sudan News Agency (SUNA). Full text...

  • Janjaweed militias in renewed violence in Darfur
    09 april 2005 11:56:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- More than 350 Arab militia fighters mounted on horses and camels rampaged through a village in Sudan's southern Darfur this week, killing, burning and destroying everything in their paths, African Union and UN representatives said in a joint statement. Full text...

  • WFP announces massive Darfur food ration cut
    08 april 2005 15:07:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The World Food Programme (WFP) announced Friday that for the first time since it began operation in the restive Darfur region in western Sudan it would cut food rations due to serious shortfall in funding. Full text...

  • Sudan welcomes Kadhafi's position on Darfur
    08 april 2005 13:57:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Colonel Muammar Kadhafi Thursday received Sudanese Foreign Minister Mustapha Othman Ismael, who was here to deliver a message from President Omar Hassan el Bechir expressing appreciation for the Libyan leader's opposition to Resolution 1593 recently passed on the Darfur conflict by the UN Security Council. Full text...

  • Annan hands ICC list of Darfur war crimes suspects
    06 april 2005 08:48:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- UN secretary general Kofi Annan has handed the International Criminal Court (ICC) a sealed list of 51 people suspected of war crimes in Sudan's troubled western region of Darfur, where rebels alleging neglect and marginalisation took up arms two years ago against the government in Khartoum. Full text...

  • Cairo expresses concern about UN resolution on Darfur conflict
    05 april 2005 08:57:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmad Abu al- Ghait has expressed dismay at last week's UN Security Council resolution, which demanded that war crime suspects in Sudan's troubled region of Darfur should be tried by the International Criminal Court (ICC), Khartoum dailies affirmed Tuesday. Full text...

  • Pressure group slams the US over Darfur crisis
    29 march 2005 13:31:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- An International pressure group, Crisis Group, has accused the United States government of not doing enough to stop the civil war in Darfur, Sudan. Full text...

  • Japan supports AU initiative in strife-torn Darfur
    29 march 2005 12:31:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Japan Tuesday announced a $2,070,000 assistance to the initiative of the African Union (AU) to contain the conflict in western Sudan's Darfur region. Full text...

  • Sudan accuses rebels in Darfur of attacking Krakawi
    29 march 2005 08:42:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudanese authorities have accused a camel riding group of launching a farce armed attack against Krakawi town, 90 km west of Kotom in the civil strife torn Western Darfur region. Full text...

  • US pushes for firmer, faster action to resolve Darfur Crisis
    25 march 2005 13:23:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- One of three US-backed resolutions seeking firmer and faster action towards restoring peace in Sudan was adopted Thursday by the UN Security Council, which unanimously approved the deployment of a 10,700-strong force to monitor a peace deal between Khartoum and southern separatists. Full text...

  • US accused of thwarting justice for Darfur
    24 march 2005 15:12:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The US is blocking UN Security Council action on the human rights crisis in Sudan's troubled western region of Darfur on account of Washington's "hostility" to the International Criminal Court (ICC), Human Rights Watch (HRW) charged Thursday. Full text...

  • Khartoum urges international pressure on Darfur rebels
    23 march 2005 09:32:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudanese First Vice President Ali Osman Mohammed Taha has called for more international pressure to get the rebels in Darfur lay down their arms and ease the search for lasting peace in the troubled region. Full text...

  • Britain prods Darfur rebels over peace talks
    22 march 2005 08:50:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Britain, pledging full support to efforts to resolve the conflict in Darfur has enjoined rebel groups in the restive western Sudanese region to return to the negotiation table unconditionally. Full text...

  • AU mission encourages Darfur residents to return home
    20 march 2005 10:05:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The presence of the African Union (AU) monitoring mission in Sudan has encouraged certain local communities in the country's war-torn western Darfur region, especially in Tine and Labado to return to their homes, the continental body's assessment mission reported here Saturday. Full text...

  • HRW urges UN to refer Darfur crisis to ICC
    19 march 2005 12:25:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- UN Security Council members that support protecting civilians in Darfur should urgently co-sponsor a resolution referring the crisis in the southern Sudan region to the International Criminal Court (ICC), Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged. Full text...

  • Top UNHCR official slates visit to Sudan, Chad
    16 march 2005 14:13:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Wendy Chamberlin, interim high commissioner of the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), will visit Chad and Sudan starting this weekend to take stock of the agency's field. Full text...

  • AU presses to revive Darfur peace talks
    15 march 2005 10:13:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- A special envoy of current African Union (AU) chairman, Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo is expected in Khartoum Thursday to meet Sudan government officials on how to revive peace talks on the conflict in western Darfur. Full text...

  • Chad urges govt, splinter Darfur rebels to talk
    14 march 2005 14:48:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Chadian mediators said they have intensified efforts aimed at reactivating peace talks between the government in Khartoum and the breakaway rebel Movement for Development and Reform (DMDR) in the western Darfur region. Full text...

  • Chad urges govt, splinter Darfur rebels to talk
    14 march 2005 13:39:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Chadian mediators said they have intensified aimed at reactivating peace talks between the government in Khartoum and the breakaway rebel Movement for Development and Reform (DMDR) in the western Darfur region. Full text...

  • Annan accuses Khartoum, Darfur rebels of inaction
    14 march 2005 10:12:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The latest UN report on the conflict in Sudan's western region of Darfur has accused authorities in Khartoum and the rebels in Darfur of having made no serious attempt in the past month to find a political solution to their conflict. Full text...

  • Annan accuses Khartoum, Darfur rebels of inaction
    14 march 2005 09:35:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The latest UN report on the conflict in Sudan's western region of Darfur has accused authorities in Khartoum and the rebels in Darfur of having made no serious attempt in the past month to find a political solution to their conflict. Full text...

  • Khartoum tackles US moves for new UN resolution on Darfur
    13 march 2005 09:58:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Despite Khartoum's acknowledgement of efforts by Washington to forge peace across the country, the government of Sudan has said it was mobilising opposition to a new UN Security Council resolution on the crisis in Darfur, tabled by the US. Full text...

  • Libya differs with Kofi Annan over Darfur
    09 march 2005 20:10:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libya bitterly criticised UN Secretary- General Kofi Annan on Wednesday for suggesting that an international force be sent to Darfur, where the situation is horrible and dangerous. Full text...

  • AU yet to agree how to prosecute rights violators in Darfur - Obasanjo
    08 march 2005 15:39:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- African Union (AU) chair and Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo said Tuesday the AU was still seeking an acceptable means of bringing human rights violators in Darfur to book to achieve justice and reconciliation in Sudan's troubled western region. Full text...

  • HRW urges UN Security Council to refer Darfur crimes to ICC
    07 march 2005 17:10:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) Monday urged the UN Security Council to protect civilians in Dafur by referring the situation in the Sudan's troubled western region to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Full text...

  • Sudanese VP calls for co-existence in Darfur
    06 march 2005 14:12:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudan's vice-president Moses Mashar has called for peaceful co-existence among the people in the troubled western Darfur region, where fighting has killed about 70,000 people and displaced an estimated 1. Full text...

  • Libyan, Egyptian leaders discuss Darfur crisis
    04 march 2005 15:06:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt and Libyan leader, Col. Full text...

  • Sudanese delegation meets Obasanjo
    28 february 2005 20:13:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- A Sudanese government delegation led by that country's First Vice President Ali Osman Taha met here Monday with Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo to update the African Union Chairman on developments in the restive western region of Darfur. Full text...

  • AU prepares next round of talks on Darfur crisis
    28 february 2005 08:26:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- An African Union (AU) mediation delegation is consulting Sudanese parties involved in the Darfur regional conflict on the resumption of peace talks as soon as possible, the AU Commission said here Monday. Full text...

  • AU-sponsored talks on Darfur resumes late February - minister
    20 february 2005 17:27:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Peace talks between Khartoum and two rebel groups in the war-ravished western Darfur region are set to resume later this month, a senior government official disclosed here Sunday. Full text...

  • AU MPs counsel Sudanese to end Darfur crisis
    18 february 2005 17:24:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Pan African Parliamentary Select Committee Friday urged authorities in Khartoum to urgently move to end atrocities in the western region of Darfur and preserve the credibility and distinction of Sudan as a sovereign state. Full text...

  • UN envoy warns on possible failure of Sudan peace accord
    05 february 2005 10:01:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- UN envoy Jan Pronk has warned that the recent peace agreement that ended Sudan's long civil war in the south could fail if there was no end to the bloodshed in the western region of Darfur. Full text...

  • Kenya rights group demands release of Darfur detainee
    03 february 2005 20:23:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Refugee Consortium of Kenya Thursday called for the unconditional release of Saleh Suleiman Adam, detained over last October's deadly attack on a humanitarian convoy in Sudan's troubled western region of Darfur. Full text...

  • Janjaweed militias still a menace in Darfur
    03 february 2005 10:01:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Though the security situation was reportedly calm in many locations in the restive Darfur region of western Sudan, many violations of the ceasefire last month rocked the southern part of the region, according to a situation report released here Thursday. Full text...

  • UN panel accuses Khartoum govt of war crimes in Darfur
    02 february 2005 17:44:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The commission set up by the UN to determine whether genocide had been committed in Sudan's western region of Darfur, has accused the Khartoum government and Janjaweed militia of crimes against humanity that should be referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for prosecution. Full text...

  • Darfur peace talks to resume in Abuja mid-February
    31 january 2005 16:15:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The peace talks between the Khartoum government and the two main rebel groups in Sudan's western Darfur region will resume in the Nigerian capital, Abuja mid-February, the African Union (AU) chair and Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo said Monday. Full text...

  • France expresses concern over situation in Darfur
    29 january 2005 13:10:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- France has expressed deep concern over the worsening security situation in Darfur, a region in western Sudan. Full text...

Special File - Darfur

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