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  • Chadian leader Deby arrives Tripoli for Darfur summit
    17 october 2004 17:55:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Chadian leader Idriss Deby arrived here Sunday for a mini-summit of five African leaders convened by Libyan leader Colonel Moammar Kadhafi to find a lasting solution to the crisis in Sudan's western Darfur region. Full text...

  • African leaders at summit on Darfur crisis in Tripoli
    17 october 2004 16:01:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Four African leaders are expected to arrive here Sunday for a mini-summit convened by Libyan leader Colonel Moammar Kadhafi to address the raging crisis in Sudan's western region of Darfur. Full text...

  • UN confirms continued attacks on Darfur IDPs
    15 october 2004 19:29:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN says it continues to receive fresh reports of attacks against internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Sudan's strife-torn Darfur region. Full text...

  • Pronk says Khartoum has failed to disarm Janjaweed
    06 october 2004 07:56:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Khartoum made no progress last month in either stopping militia attacks against civilians in Darfur, disarming armed groups in the area or prosecuting individuals responsible for atrocities there, UN envoy to Sudan Jan Pronk told the Security Council here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Lubbers says no more "large-scale killings" in Darfur
    04 october 2004 17:07:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Large-scale killings have stopped in Sudan's troubled western region of Darfur, Ruud Lubbers, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, said Monday in Geneva at the opening of the 55th annual session of the UN agency's executive committee. Full text...

  • AU to deploy more troops in Darfur
    01 october 2004 13:01:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Striving to bring tranquillity in the bloodied Darfur region of western Sudan, the African Union (AU) announced Friday it was going to substantively strengthen its military presence on the ground. Full text...

  • UN team seeks urgent action to avoid genocide in Darfur
    01 october 2004 11:06:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- An international police presence is needed in Darfur to accompany and monitor local police officers in a move to protect the huge population of internally displaced persons there, two senior UN human rights officials have recommended to the Security Council. Full text...

  • African ministers address UN General Assembly
    30 september 2004 08:11:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- Foreign Minister Nagoum Yamassoum of Chad, which is hosting hundreds of thousands of Sudanese who fled fighting in the neighbouring Darfur region, has appealed for international support to his country. Full text...

  • UN investigators brief Security Council on developments in Darfur
    29 september 2004 23:15:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour and Juan Mendez, Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide will on Thursday brief the Security Council on their findings after a weeklong trip to the troubled western Sudanese region of Darfur, UN spokesman Fred Eckhard indicated Wednesday. Full text...

  • US diverts Iraq reconstruction money to Darfur
    27 september 2004 19:06:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The US government has diverted 150 million dollars initially meant for Iraq's reconstruction to Sudan's western region of Darfur, a statement from the US embassy here said. Full text...

  • UN human rights panel completes tour of Darfur
    24 september 2004 20:43:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- Two senior UN human rights officials examining how to protect the civilians of Sudan's strife-torn Darfur region from further militia attacks have completed their weeklong mission to the region. Full text...

  • Obasanjo satisfied with Darfur talks
    21 september 2004 11:59:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Host President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria is satisfied with progress in the Darfur peace talks in Abuja, even though a seeming deadlock last Friday forced a month- long adjournment of the parley, presidential spokesperson Remi Oyo told journalists here. Full text...

  • Minister: UK opposes sanctions on Sudan over Darfur
    20 september 2004 18:50:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Imposing UN sanctions against Sudan to coerce the government in Khartoum to protect the population of the troubled Darfur region could backfire with the government withdrawing its cooperation, a British minister said here Monday. Full text...

  • Security Council plans tougher action on Sudan
    19 september 2004 20:11:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- Worried over apparent failure of the Sudanese government to fully meet its obligations to protect civilians in Darfur, the UN Security Council Saturday declared that it planned taking additional measures to ensure compliance with its resolution. Full text...

  • AU demands cooperation from Khartoum in Darfur crisis
    19 september 2004 09:54:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Without admitting that its monitors in Darfur were facing hostility from the Sudanese regime, the African Union has urged Khartoum to let its mission act more effectively in the violence-torn region. Full text...

  • Arab ministers oppose any recourse to sanctions on Sudan
    18 september 2004 19:39:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Foreign Minister Mustafa Osman Ismail said Saturday that his Arab colleagues had unanimously expressed opposition to any sanctions on Sudan, after he explained developments in the crisis in Darfur, at a meeting early this week in Cairo. Full text...

  • Darfur peace talks adjourn for 4 weeks
    17 september 2004 22:17:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Sequel to what appeared a deadlock over the disarming of rebel forces and the pro-government Janjaweed militias, the African Union-brokered peace talks here on the crisis in Sudan's western Darfur region formally adjourned for four weeks Friday evening. Full text...

  • UN rights, genocide officials arrive Sudan Saturday
    17 september 2004 14:24:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has announced sending two top officials of the world body to strife-torn Darfur in Sudan to recommend ways to protect civilians from continuing brutal attacks by local militias. Full text...

  • UN, AU officials and Khartoum hold talks on Darfur
    16 september 2004 21:10:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- Senior UN and African Union (AU) officials held discussions Wednesday on the humanitarian and security crises in Sudan's troubled Darfur region, as talks in Abuja, Nigeria to resolve the conflict ran aground. Full text...

  • AU says Darfur talks continue at informal level
    15 september 2004 21:56:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Darfur peace talks in Abuja are continuing at informal level, contrary to widespread reports that negotiations had collapsed, the African Union (AU) said Wednesday in the Nigerian capital. Full text...

  • Obasanjo prods parties to sign humanitarian protocol on Darfur
    14 september 2004 18:26:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- After a meeting Tuesday with stakeholders at the Darfur talks afoot here, host President and AU chairman Olusegun Obasanjo urged the belligerents to sign the protocol on humanitarian issues before a possible adjournment of the negotiations. Full text...

  • UN, Khartoum officials meet Friday on Darfur crisis
    14 september 2004 13:38:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The joint body charged with implementing commitments made by the Sudanese government and the United Nations to end the fighting in the strife-torn Darfur region will hold its next meeting Friday. Full text...

  • European Parliament reviews report on Darfur
    13 september 2004 19:54:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Parliament will on Tuesday review the report of its mission to Sudan's troubled western region of Darfur and vote on a resolution on the crisis there, a communiqué indicated here Monday. Full text...

  • Sudan permits AI team into Darfur
    13 september 2004 16:42:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Sudanese government has granted permission to a team from the human rights watchdog Amnesty International (AI) to visit the war-scarred Darfur region, the group said in a statement issued here Monday. Full text...

  • France calls for inquiry in Sudan's Darfur
    11 september 2004 14:29:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- France said on Friday that it backs the creation of an international commission of inquiry into the prevailing situation in western Sudan's troubled Darfur region, official sources told PANA here Saturday. Full text...

  • Security Council expected to vote on Sudan sanctions next week
    10 september 2004 15:00:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- In spite of Sudan's rejection of the US description of the Darfur crisis as genocide, Washington said it had received a "very positive" response at the Security Council late Thursday to a draft resolution aimed at ameliorating the security and humanitarian crises in Darfur. Full text...

  • Parties at Darfur parley suspend talks in Abuja
    10 september 2004 14:04:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Parties to the Darfur peace talks unerway here Friday suspended negotiations till Tuesday, when they plan to meet African Union (AU) Chairman and host President Olusegun Obasanjo on the next line of action. Full text...

  • WFP convoy reaches Sudanese refugees in Chad with food
    10 september 2004 12:36:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The first convoy of trucks carrying food aid for the UN World Food Programme (WFP) has made it across the Sahara desert, arriving a refugee camp in eastern Chad on Thursday, after a 2,800-km journey from Libya's Mediterranean coast, the UN agency announced in a release. Full text...

  • Darfur talks may break for consultations
    10 september 2004 09:00:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Against the backdrop of growing impatience among African Union (AU) mediators concerning the slow pace at the Darfur (Sudan) peace talks underway here, there were indications Thursday that the parties may take a break to consult on the knotty issues. Full text...

  • US urges tougher action against Khartoum over Darfur
    09 september 2004 18:01:00
    Washington- US (PANA) -- US Secretary of State Colin Powell said Thursday that alleged abuses committed by government-supported Arab militias (Janjaweed) in Sudan qualified as genocide against the black African population in the western region of Darfur, even as the UN Security Council commenced another round of debate on the crisis. Full text...

  • Sudanese MP blames Darfur conflict on peace saboteurs
    09 september 2004 12:07:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The conflict in Darfur is fuelled by anonymous rebel groups envious of progress in negotiations to end 24 years of fighting in the south, visiting Sudanese Deputy Speaker of Parliament Anglo Beada asserted here Thursday. Full text...

  • WFP still faces severe constraints to serve Darfur
    08 september 2004 16:51:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN World Food Programme Wednesday said the delivery of food for nearly one million people in the Darfur region in August "does indicate that we are starting to meet the huge challenges in Darfur". Full text...

  • Darfur crisis blown out of proportion, says minister
    08 september 2004 10:00:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Sudanese minister in charge of Relations with Parliament, Abdelbassat Sabdarat has deplored what he described as the interference of certain countries in the Darfur crisis, accusing Israel of financing some rebel groups in the region. Full text...

  • Khartoum takes issue with Garang's support for Darfur rebels
    08 september 2004 08:19:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The authorities in Khartoum have expressed discomfort with repeated pro-rebel comments from the separatist Sudan Peoples Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) leader John Garang, concerning the crisis in the western region of Darfur. Full text...

  • Khartoum challenges international community to keep promises
    07 september 2004 09:37:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudanese Foreign Minister Mustafa Osman Ismail challenged the international community to deliver on pledges concerning humanitarian assistance to the troubled region of western Darfur. Full text...

  • Sudan to unveil new action plan on troubled Darfur
    05 september 2004 10:09:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudanese authorities are currently preparing an action plan aimed at bringing a final settlement to the conflict and tantalising humanitarian and security situation in the country's civil war-ravaged western Darfur region. Full text...

  • AU is ready to send more troops to the Darfur
    04 september 2004 18:33:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Nigerian head of State and current chair of the African Union, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Saturday declared the "willingness" of the continental body to provide more protection forces and observers to the Darfur region "if solicited". Full text...

  • Khartoum acknowledges balance of UN report on Darfur
    04 september 2004 10:30:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Notwithstanding criticisms against it for failing to check continuing raids by the outlawed Arab Janjaweed militias, Khartoum has admitted that UN envoy Jan Pronk was balanced in his report to the Security Council, on the crisis in Darfur, western Sudan. Full text...

  • Sudanese diplomat defends Khartoum over Darfur
    03 september 2004 19:07:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Sudanese government is the victim of "disinformation" and of "a conspiracy against Africa", according to the deputy head of the Sudanese mission in Pretoria, South Africa, Hassan el Talib. Full text...

  • UN envoy accuses Sudan of failing to disarm Janjaweed
    03 september 2004 15:13:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The Sudanese government has not disarmed the notorious Arab Janjaweed militias nor stopped their brutal attacks against civilians in the war-torn Darfur region, the senior UN envoy to Sudan told the Security Council here Thursday at a meeting to assess what steps Khartoum has taken to restore security to Darfur. Full text...

  • WFP launches food appeal for Sudanese refugees in eastern Chad
    02 september 2004 21:36:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The UN World Food Programme (WFP) appealed Thursday for 12 million US dollars to expand its feeding operation in eastern Chad where thousands of children and women have sought refuge from the fighting in Darfur, western Sudan. Full text...

  • UN report says Khartoum has failed to disarm Janjaweed
    02 september 2004 20:27:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The Sudanese Government has neither disarmed the marauding Janjaweed militias nor stopped their brutal attacks against civilians in Darfur, UN envoy Jan Pronk told the Security Council Thursday at a meeting to assess steps Khartoum has taken to restore security to the troubled region. Full text...

  • Rebels release abducted WFP workers in Darfur
    02 september 2004 18:00:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The World Food Programme Thursday announced the release of three of its employees who had been held captive by rebels in the troubled Darfur region of Sudan. Full text...

  • UN Security Council studies report on Darfur
    02 september 2004 15:36:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The UN Security Council has confirmed receiving a UN report assessing the latest developments in Sudan' war-torn Darfur region ahead of briefings by the senior UN envoy to Sudan. Full text...

  • Kenya backs UN resolutions on Darfur conflict
    29 august 2004 13:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya supports the UN resolution demanding that the government in Sudan restore peace and tranquillity in Darfur, President Mwai Kibaki indicated during a meeting here with visiting US secretary of state for African Affairs, Constance Newman. Full text...

  • Britain says Darfur undermines peace process in southern Sudan
    27 august 2004 10:24:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- The conflict in Sudan's western region of Darfur is undermining the peace process the country's south, British Secretary of State for African Affairs Chris Muler remarked here late Thursday. Full text...

  • Bush commends AU Darfur peace efforts
    26 august 2004 19:08:00
    Washington- US (PANA) -- US President George W. Full text...

  • Darfur rebels accuse Khartoum govt of ceasefire violation
    26 august 2004 18:56:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Rebels of Sudan's western region of Darfur Thursday accused the Khartoum government forces of killing 57 of their men in fresh fighting in the troubled region, as the peace talks in the Nigerian capital Abuja adjourned to Saturday. Full text...

  • Uganda supports AU peace efforts on Darfur
    26 august 2004 15:48:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Ugandan Vice-President Gilbert Bukenya has pledged his country's support for the African Union's (AU) initiative at resolving the conflict in Sudan's western region of Darfur. Full text...

  • Nigerian troops postpone departure for Darfur
    26 august 2004 13:05:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The 155 Nigerian troops to serve as part of a 300-strong African Union (AU) protection force in Sudan's troubled Darfur region will now leave on Friday after logistic problems scuttled their departure earlier billed for Thursday, Nigerian military officials said. Full text...

Special File - Darfur

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