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  • 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...

  • Probe panel turns in report on possible genocide in Darfur
    28 january 2005 09:10:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- A commission the UN set up to probe allegations of genocide in Sudan's war-torn Darfur region turned in its report at the UN headquarters here Thursday. Full text...

  • South African police to serve in Darfur
    25 january 2005 09:32:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African Police Service is to deploy 100 of its members as part of a peacekeeping operation in Darfur, Sudan, sources indicated here Monday. Full text...

  • HRW wants probe in alleged atrocities in Darfur
    24 january 2005 23:18:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- US-based Human Rights Watch on Monday called for "international prosecutions to deter ongoing atrocities in Darfur," Sudan's troubled western region. Full text...

  • AU military chief cautions against flop in Sudan
    18 january 2005 10:51:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A senior military official of the African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS) has warned that it would be a tragedy for the mission to flop due to lack of facilities. Full text...

  • UN envoy urges Sudanese govt, rebels to tackle Darfur conflict
    12 january 2005 08:21:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Hailing the recent peace agreement between Sudan's north and south a milestone, UN envoy for Sudan Jan Pronk has enjoined parties to the conflict in the western region of Darfur to follow suit and give the beleaguered country a new lease. Full text...

  • Israeli nationals accused of arming Darfur rebels
    08 january 2005 10:46:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Three Israeli nationals have reportedly confessed to supplying weapons to two rebel groups in Sudan's western region of Darfur, fighting the Khartoum government, the Sudanese press reported Saturday. Full text...

  • Gambian troops reinforce AU mission in Darfur
    23 december 2004 09:47:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A Gambian contingent of 196 troops Thursday began orientation before its deployment in the troubled Darfur region under the African Mission in Sudan (AMIS). Full text...

  • Darfur talks hitch after rebels reject Libyan proposal
    21 december 2004 15:36:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- There are looming fears the Darfur talks in Nigeria may wind up prematurely Tuesday after the two main rebel movements rejected a last-ditch attempt by Libya to revive the discussions. Full text...

  • UN in quest for aid to Darfur refugees in Chad
    20 december 2004 23:41:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Faced with a large-scale influx into Chad of refugees from the fighting in Sudan's Darfur region and the prospect of new waves fleeing across the border, the UN is seeking nearly 183 million US dollars to cater for a whole list of urgent needs in 2005. Full text...

  • Govt, splinter Darfur rebel group signed peace deal
    18 december 2004 18:27:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The government of Sudan and the recently identified rebel group from the strife-stricken western Darfur region on Friday signed two protocols in the Chadian capital N'djamena on humanitarian and security access in the war zone, an official source confirmed here Saturday. Full text...

  • Darfur situation is a time bomb - Okonkwo
    17 december 2004 19:22:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The commander of the African Union Observer Mission in Darfur, Brigadier General Festus Okonkwo, Friday likened the worsening situation in Sudan's Darfur region to a time bomb "that could explode anytime". Full text...

  • Obasanjo, Bashir discuss Darfur with Mubarak in Cairo
    12 december 2004 10:35:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- A senior Sudanese official said President Omar Hassan El-Bashir and Presidents Hosni Mubarak of Egypt and Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria will Sunday discuss developments in Sudan's war-torn Darfur region and progress of the Darfur peace talks underway in Abuja, Nigeria. Full text...

  • UN lauds Khartoum for cooperation over troubled Darfur
    11 december 2004 12:10:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The UN here has acknowledged Khartoum's cooperation, unlike the rebel movements, towards facilitating humanitarian access to internally displaced persons in Sudan's troubled western region of Darfur, official sources affirmed here Saturday. Full text...

  • HRW wants more AU peacekeepers in Darfur
    10 december 2004 08:37:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) must speed up its deployment of troops to Darfur and seek to expand their mandate to protect civilians, New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Friday in a letter to Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, the current AU chairman. Full text...

  • UN official notes security deterioration in Darfur
    07 december 2004 20:58:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- With increased clashes threatening to plunge Sudan's western Darfur region into further chaos, a top UN official Tuesday called on the international community to exert pressure on the Khartoum government and rebels to abide by their pledges to end what the UN has called the world's worst humanitarian crisis. Full text...

  • Eritrea denies links with Darfur rebels
    07 december 2004 08:27:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Authorities in Eritrea have flatly denied having links with rebel groups in Sudan's war-torn western Darfur region and strongly rejected the accusations made at the weekend by the government-owned Sudan Media Centre (SMC) in Khartoum. Full text...

  • Mauritanians join African observers in Darfur
    06 december 2004 22:26:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- About 30 Mauritanian soldiers, policemen and civilians will be sent to Darfur, western Sudan as part of the African Union (AU) observer mission there, military sources told PANA here Monday. Full text...

  • Rape, fighting continue in Darfur despite accords - UN
    03 december 2004 23:26:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The UN human rights agency Friday said recent reports of sexual violence and rape in Sudan's Darfur region were contributing to "a tremendous sense of insecurity" among internally displaced persons (IDPs). Full text...

  • Darfur peace talks to resume in Abuja
    01 december 2004 09:38:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Inter-Sudanese peace talks on the crisis in Darfur will resume in the Nigerian capital, Abuja on 10 December, the African Union (AU) Commission has announced. Full text...

  • EU pledges continued assistance to Sudan's troubled spots
    29 november 2004 08:50:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- European Union (EU) commissioner Louis Michel, who is in charge of Development and Aid has affirmed continued EU funding for humanitarian operations in Sudan's troubled region of Darfur as well as the southern part of the country. Full text...

  • Bashir to visit Libya after Ouagadougou Francophone Summit
    27 november 2004 11:30:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudanese President Omar El-Bashir is scheduled to visit Libya after the closing session of the two-day Francophone Summit in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso Saturday, the Sudan News Agency (SUNA) reported. Full text...

  • Khartoum pledges to implement UN resolution
    24 november 2004 20:40:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- First Vice President Ali Osman Mohammed Taha Tuesday affirmed Khartoum's commitment to the UN calls for a comprehensive resolution of the conflict in southern Sudan as well as the crisis in the western region of Darfur. Full text...

  • Persistent fighting in Darfur troubles Annan
    18 november 2004 11:37:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has expressed concern over continued fighting in Darfur, western Sudan despite ceasefire accords between the belligerents. Full text...

  • UNHCR plans concert in London to aid Darfur refugees
    15 november 2004 09:50:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The UN refugee agency, UNHCR says it will hold a concert in London 8 December to use the proceeds to help Darfur refugees and displaced persons. Full text...

  • Sudanese welcome Darfur peace Protocol
    11 november 2004 19:58:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudanese nationals have welcomed the signing Tuesday of humanitarian and security peace protocols in Abuja, Nigeria by parties to the Darfur conflict. Full text...

  • Sudan govt, rebels pledge co-operation with AU ceasefire monitors
    10 november 2004 19:40:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The government of Sudan and the two main rebel movements in the Darfur conflict have pledged to provide the African Union (AU) ceasefire committee all required information to enable it determine clearly the sites occupied by each force on the ground. Full text...

  • Sudan govt delegation agrees to sign Darfur protocols
    09 november 2004 15:30:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- A major breakthrough has been recorded at the Sudan peace talks in Abuja with all the parties now ready to sign the humanitarian and security protocols agreed after several rounds of negotiations, African Union (AU) officials said in the Nigerian capital Tuesday. Full text...

  • Obasanjo urges Darfur parties to sign protocols
    08 november 2004 18:12:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has met parties to the Sudan talks for the second time in a week in Abuja and urged them to sign the two protocols already agreed, so as to move the peace process forward. Full text...

  • Sudanese rebels attack convoy of Nigerian pilgrims
    06 november 2004 11:09:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- A group rebels in western Sudan's civil war ravaged Darfur region on Wednesday allegedly attacked a convoy of 187 Nigerian pilgrims at Khor-Tawila area in North Darfur State, the government-owned Sudan News Agency reported Saturday. Full text...

  • AU mediators seek to break deadlock at Darfur talks
    05 november 2004 13:39:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- African Union (AU) mediators at the Darfur peace talks in Abuja were working frantically Friday to crack a stalemate in the negotiations after the Sudanese government refused to sign the humanitarian and security protocols, which it had agreed with the two main rebel groups at the talks. Full text...

  • Paris condemns forceful population movement in Darfur
    03 november 2004 22:30:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The French foreign ministry Wednesday expressed deep concern over the forceful movements of refugees and displaced persons in the troubled western Darfur region of Sudan. Full text...

  • Insecurity at refugee camps in Darfur worries UN
    02 november 2004 23:19:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The UN Tuesday expressed grave concern over the escalation of insecurity at camps housing refugees and internally displaced persons (IPDs) on both sides of the Sudanese-Chadian border. Full text...

  • Rebels pursue talks with govt despite fresh Darfur fighting
    02 november 2004 20:25:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- In spite of the reported fresh outbreak of fighting between rebels of the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) and Sudanese government in the Darfur region Monday, the SLA delegation to the Sudan peace talks in Abuja said it would continue to participate in the talks. Full text...

  • Resumption of South Sudan peace talks delayed
    01 november 2004 18:28:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The resumption of peace talks between the Khartoum government and rebel Sudan People's Liberation Army/Movement (SPLA/M), earlier scheduled for the end of Ramadan, has been shifted to 11 December, mediators said in the Kenyan capital Nairobi Monday. Full text...

  • AU to unveil new security draft protocol at Darfur peace talks
    01 november 2004 16:30:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- African Union (AU) mediators of the Darfur peace talks in Abuja expressed optimism Monday as they prepared to present a new draft agreement on security issues to the Sudanese parties. Full text...

  • Japan gives donation to alleviate suffering in Darfur
    31 october 2004 14:29:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Japan has donated 3. Full text...

  • Sudanese Foreign Minister optimistic about peace in Darfur
    30 october 2004 12:43:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Sudanese Foreign Minister Mustapha Osman Ismaiel has expressed optimism about major breakthrough in regional talks to end the conflict in Sudan's western region of Darfur, which has displaced more than one million people. Full text...

  • Darfur rebel movement threatens to take war to Khartoum
    29 october 2004 19:22:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Khalil Ibrahim, Secretary General of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), one of the two main rebel groups in Sudan's southern region Darfur, warned Friday that his group would take the war to the Sudanese capital Khartoum, unless its demand for self-determination was met by government. Full text...

  • France affirms aid to Darfur
    28 october 2004 19:34:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Visiting French secretary of state at the ministry of Foreign Affairs, Renaud Muselier said here Wednesday that Paris was providing 30 million euro in humanitarian aid to Sudan's troubled western region of Darfur. Full text...

  • Japan provides emergency aid to Sudan's Darfur region
    27 october 2004 07:44:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Japan has announced an emergency assistance of $11. Full text...

  • Splinter groups absent as Darfur peace talks resume in Abuja
    25 october 2004 21:11:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The second round of talks on the conflict in Darfur between the Sudanese government and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) and Sudanese Liberation Army (SLA) resumed here Monday, without two splinter groups said to have emerged from the rebel ranks. Full text...

  • Mediators refuse new rebel movements joining Darfur talks
    25 october 2004 20:58:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- African Union (AU) mediators of the Abuja peace talks on Sudan's western region of Darfur Monday ruled out the possibility of two new movements joining in the negotiations. Full text...

  • Darfur: Annan urges more support for AU troops
    21 october 2004 22:53:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan Thursday hailed the African Union's decision to send an expanded force of troops and police with a broad mandate to protect monitors, aid workers and civilians in the conflict in western Sudan. Full text...

  • US, UK envoys hail Kadhafi's initiative on Darfur
    21 october 2004 22:02:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Envoys from the United Kingdom and United States have hailed the initiative of Libyan leader Moammar Kadhafi in convening a mini-summit of African leaders on the crisis in Sudan's western Darfur region, sources said here. Full text...

  • Tripoli briefs foreign envoys on Darfur mini-summit
    20 october 2004 22:48:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- An official of the Libyan foreign ministry Wednesday met here with the ambassadors of France, Russia and China to brief them on the outcome of the recent mini- summit of African leaders Tripoli hosted on Sudan's war-scarred Darfur region. Full text...

  • UNICEF advisor wants rape in Darfur considered war crime
    20 october 2004 12:37:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Women and girls are being raped in Sudan's strife-torn Darfur region by armed militias with such frequency and ferocity that the sexual violence there must be considered a war crime, an expert from the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) after visiting the troubled Western Sudanese region. Full text...

  • Darfur faces unprecedented food crisis, says ICRC
    19 october 2004 20:46:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- In spite of efforts to resolve the current crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said Monday rural communities in the region were facing an 'unprecedented' food crisis. Full text...

Special File - Darfur

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