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  • 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...

  • Sudanese official unperturbed by UN deadline on Darfur
    26 august 2004 12:09:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- As negotiations between the Sudanese government and rebels entered the second day here Thursday, a government official said Khartoum was in no way bothered by looming sanctions as a UN deadline for concrete remedial action in Darfur closed in. Full text...

  • Foreign diplomats note Khartoum measures on Darfur crisis
    26 august 2004 11:33:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The Sudanese government, local press reports cited diplomatic sources as confirming Wednesday, has done much to resolve the humanitarian crisis in Darfur and avert UN sanctions. Full text...

  • Sudanese talks formally open as rebels drop demand
    25 august 2004 18:11:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Parties to the Darfur crisis in the Sudan finally started peace negotiations Wednesday in the Nigerian capital Abuja, after the rebels agreed to stand down their reservations on the talks agenda. Full text...

  • Khartoum delegation in talks with exiled opposition front
    25 august 2004 14:51:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- While peace talks continue in Abuja, Nigeria between Khartoum and Darfur rebels, a Sudanese government delegation led by Federal Administration minister Nafie Ali Nafie left Wednesday for Cairo for separate talks with the opposition National Democratic Alliance (NDA) of Sudanese political parties based in Asmara, Eritrea. Full text...

  • Britain notes Khartoum's efforts to contain Darfur crisis
    25 august 2004 08:11:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Visiting British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has lauded continuing efforts by Khartoum to improve the delivery of humanitarian assistance to Sudan's war-torn western region of Darfur. Full text...

  • Darfur peace talks continue in Nigeria
    24 august 2004 08:18:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The peace talks on Sudan's troubled western region of Darfur, hosted by African Union (AU) chairman President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria continue here today with deliberations on a draft agenda for the discussions. Full text...

  • Paris reiterates call for political solution in Darfur
    23 august 2004 20:16:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The French foreign ministry reiterated Monday that only a political solution was ideal for lasting peace to prevail in Sudan's western region of Darfur. Full text...

  • Sudanese peace talks adjourn over agenda
    23 august 2004 17:22:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The inter-Sudanese peace talks adjourned for three hours Monday in Abuja, to enable a select committee develop an agenda for the discussions, Nigerian government officials said. Full text...

  • Konare affirms AU force's neutrality in Darfur
    23 august 2004 15:12:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Alpha Oumar Konare, affirmed Monday that the AU force deployed to Sudan's troubled western region of Darfur would be a neutral umpire in the crisis. Full text...

  • Obasanjo urges flexibility at Sudanese peace talks
    23 august 2004 14:51:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Peace talks between the Sudanese government and the two rebel movements in the country's troubled western region of Darfur opened in Abuja Monday, with host Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo urging the parties to keep an open mind and approach the talks without preconditions. Full text...

  • British Foreign Secretary due in Khartoum
    23 august 2004 12:50:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw is due here Monday for talks with senior Sudanese government officials on the humanitarian situation in strife-ridden Darfur. Full text...

  • Sudan insists on medical screening of Rwandan troops
    23 august 2004 12:03:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudan's Foreign ministry has officially demanded that the country's health authorities carry out medical checks on a contingent of Rwandan troops deployed as part of the African Union (AU) protection force in the restive western region of Darfur. Full text...

  • Khartoum falls in with UN plan to restore security in Darfur
    21 august 2004 18:04:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The Sudanese government has furnished the UN Security Council with a plan outlining measures to restore security and stability in the restive western region of Darfur, official sources affirmed here Saturday. Full text...

  • Bashir renews commitment to Abuja peace talks on Darfur
    21 august 2004 13:01:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudanese President Omar Hassan el-Bashir has reaffirmed his government's commitment to resolving the conflict in the western region of Darfur, the subject of an African Union (AU) peace talks in the Nigerian capital, Abuja Monday. Full text...

  • Russia says no link between fighter planes and Darfur conflict
    21 august 2004 10:30:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Russia has dismissed any connection between its sending fighter planes to Sudan and the escalating conflict in the African country's western region of Darfur. Full text...

  • Obasanjo, Deby root for Kadhafi's role in Darfur
    20 august 2004 12:46:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Official calls are continuing for Libyan leader Colonel Moammar Kadhafi to intervene in the resolution of the crisis in Darfur, western Sudan. Full text...

  • HRW urges Sudan to accept AU plan for civilian protection
    18 august 2004 23:08:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) says the Rwandan government's pledge that its troops in Sudan's troubled western region of Darfur would protect civilians should encourage the international community to press Sudan to accept an enlarged African Union (AU) mission with a mandate for civilian protection. Full text...

  • Khartoum to brief UN on compliance with accord on Darfur
    18 august 2004 21:01:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The Sudanese government is expected to provide UN officials with details on further steps it plans to take to meet earlier pledges to restore security to strife-torn Darfur and to protect the area's massive population of internally displaced persons (IDPs), a UN spokesman indicated Wednesday. Full text...

  • Yemeni leader sees Kadhafi playing key role in Darfur
    18 august 2004 19:47:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Yemeni President Ali Abdallah Salah acknowledged the role Libyan leader Colonel Mouammar Kadhafi stands to play in efforts at resolving the crisis in Sudan's troubled western region of Darfur. Full text...

  • Nigerian Foreign Minister sees early peace in Darfur
    18 august 2004 12:17:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's foreign minister Oluyemi Adeniji has predicted an early restoration of normalcy to the troubled Darfur region of Sudan. Full text...

  • AI hails US efforts at containing humanitarian crisis in Darfur
    17 august 2004 20:18:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Amnesty International (AI) has praised the US government for its action towards the resolution of the humanitarian crisis in Sudan's restive region of Darfur. Full text...

  • El-Bashir renews call on Kadhafi over Darfur
    17 august 2004 17:23:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Sudanese President Omar Hassan El-Bashir has reiterated his call on Libyan leader Colonel Moammar Kadhafi to personally intervene and ensure the settlement of the crisis in western Sudanese region of Darfur. Full text...

  • Obasanjo receives Sudanese delegation ahead Abuja peace talks
    17 august 2004 16:58:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Ahead of next week's peace talks on the crisis in the Sudanese western region of Darfur, a Khartoum government delegation led by Foreign Minister Mustafa Osman Ismail met Tuesday in Abuja with Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo. Full text...

  • Darfur rebels in disarray over Abuja talks
    15 august 2004 14:02:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Diplomatic sources growing differences and a lack coordination within the ranks of the rebels in Darfur could undermine the resumption of peace talks planned for 23 August in the Nigerian capital, Abuja. Full text...

Special File - Darfur

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