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  • 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...

  • 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...

Special File - Darfur

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