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  • 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...

  • Rwandan contingent heads for Darfur
    15 august 2004 13:31:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- A contingent of 155 Rwandan troopers left Kigali Sunday for Darfur as part of an African Union (AU) protection force for monitors of the ceasefire there between rebel movements and a pro-government militia, the Janjaweed. Full text...

  • Bashir says Khartoum can alone resolve Darfur crisis
    15 august 2004 10:22:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudanese President Omer Hassan el-Bashir affirmed Saturday that on its own, his government was capable of bringing an end to the sedition in Darfur and restoring social peace, stability, unity and national sovereignty. Full text...

  • AU protection force lands Sunday in Darfur
    14 august 2004 14:52:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The first contingent of the African Union (AU) protection force lands Sunday in the strife-torn Darfur region of western Sudan, a senior official of the AU Conflict Management Centre (CMC) announced here Saturday. Full text...

  • Bashir urges chieftains to collect arms in Sudan's Darfur
    14 august 2004 09:38:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- President Omar Hassan el Bashir of Sudan announced plans by his government to involve native demonstrators in the collection of arms in the civil war-torn western Darfur region. Full text...

  • Libya hosts extended meeting on Darfur
    13 august 2004 12:45:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- A meeting seeking the involvement of Colonel Kadhafi in the search for peace in Sudan's restive region of Darfur was held Thursday evening in Syrte, 450 km east of Tripoli, attended by Libyan, Sudanese, Chadian and African Union officials, the Libyan news agency JANA indicated Friday. Full text...

  • Humanitarian assistance reaches Darfur through Benghazi
    13 august 2004 12:30:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The first shipment of humanitarian aid comprising 440 tons of flour from Benghazi port in Libya has started arriving in Chad for refugees who fled the fighting in Sudan's western region of Darfur. Full text...

  • Massacres not genocide in Darfur, reports EU team
    11 august 2004 22:30:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- A European Union (EU) team has returned from a five-day mission to crisis-ridden Darfur in western Sudan, reporting that there was "no evidence of genocide" in the region. Full text...

  • CEN-SAD urges Kadhafi to intervene in Darfur crisis
    11 august 2004 20:04:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD) has appealed to Libyan leader Moammar Kadhafi to personally intervene in ending the crisis in Darfur, Sudan, a member state of the regional body, the Libyan News Agency, JANA, reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • AU council urges Sudanese parties to honour Darfur ceasefire
    10 august 2004 12:55:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union has reaffirmed the need for all Sudanese parties in the Darfur conflict to honour their commitments under the Humanitarian Ceasefire Agreement of 8 April 2004. Full text...

  • AI decries crackdown on civilians speaking out in Darfur
    10 august 2004 12:32:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Amnesty International (AI) has demanded the immediate and unconditional release of people it said were arrested and detained by the Sudanese authorities in North, South and West Darfur detained "simply for expressing their opinion about the situation in Darfur". Full text...

  • Bashir expresses confidence in AU initiative on Darfur
    10 august 2004 09:04:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudanese President Omar Hassan el-Bashir has affirmed Khartoum's full confidence in the ability of the African Union (AU) to steer negotiations between the government and the two rebel movements in Darfur. Full text...

  • France notes progress in humanitarian assistance to Darfur
    10 august 2004 07:51:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Paris has expressed satisfaction with progress made in the delivery of humanitarian aid to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Sudan's restive region of Darfur, while commending Khartoum for honouring its agreement with the UN. Full text...

  • Obasanjo to host talks on Darfur conflict in Abuja
    09 august 2004 08:51:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Parties to the Darfur conflict in Sudan will meet 23 August in Abuja under the auspices of the current Chairman of the African Union, Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, who is leading AU efforts to find a political solution to the crisis. Full text...

  • Konare due in Khartoum as Sudan rejects AU peacekeeping force
    09 august 2004 08:44:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- African Union (AU) Commission chairperson Alpha Omar Konare is due here Monday for talks on the crisis in Darfur, after the Sudanese government ruled out the need for an African peacekeeping force in the troubled area. Full text...

  • Over 210 Darfur rebels surrender to Sudanese govt
    08 august 2004 14:59:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- More than 210 rebels have surrendered to Sudanese government troops in the civil war-devastated western region of Darfur, an official source said here Sunday. Full text...

  • Bashir slates campaign for intervention in Sudan's Darfur
    08 august 2004 10:06:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudanese President Omor Hassan el-Bashir has alleged that his government was targeted by a hostile campaign aimed at concealing the truth and justifying possible intervention the civil war-torn western region of Darfur, where two rebel movements launched a revolt against Khartoum in February 2003. Full text...

  • France urges international help over Darfur
    07 august 2004 10:09:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- French Minister Michele Alliot-Marie has called for more international assistance for the displaced and refugees from Sudan's troubled western Darfur region. Full text...

  • Sudanese group fears possible wastes dumping in Darfur
    05 august 2004 15:21:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- A Sudanese human rights group warned Wednesday that international warlords and war mongers might take advantage of the deteriorating situation in the civil war-torn western region of Darfur to engage in dangerous practises, including dumping nuclear wastes. Full text...

  • UN to keep the pressure on Sudan over Janjaweed, says Annan
    04 august 2004 20:25:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The UN will keep up the pressure on the Khartoum government until it meets its commitments to disarm the militias in Sudan's troubled western Darfur region and restores security so the estimated 1. Full text...

  • South African govt urged to defuse Darfur crisis
    03 august 2004 15:15:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's official opposition, the Democratic Alliance on Tuesday blamed President Thabo Mbeki's government of continuing to remain "deafeningly silent" on the rapidly deteriorating situation in west Sudan's Darfur region. Full text...

  • Sudan blames world community for collapse of Darfur talks
    03 august 2004 14:53:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- A Sudanese minister has accused the international community of failing to exert pressure on rebel groups in Darfur to begin political negotiations aimed at putting an end the armed conflict raging in the region since February 2003. Full text...

  • Belgium asks Sudan to authorise aircraft into Darfur
    02 august 2004 16:33:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- Belgium's new development co-operation minister Armand De Decker has said Sudanese authorities must allow the C-130 plane provided by his government to NGOs before it starts operations in the troubled Darfur region. Full text...

  • Obasanjo canvasses African solution to Darfur crisis
    02 august 2004 15:41:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- African Union (AU) chair and Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo says Africa must lead in efforts to resolve the internationalised crisis in Sudan's western region of Darfur. Full text...

  • Khartoum students mobilise against 'foreign forces'
    02 august 2004 09:29:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- A local student group here has disclosed that about 540 students were in military camps undergoing training to confront "any foreign intervention force" entering Sudan. Full text...

  • Kadhafi and Berlusconi discuss Darfur by telephone
    29 july 2004 20:26:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi called the Libyan leader Colonel Moammar Kadhafi by telephone and commended the role he was playing in the resolution of African conflicts and the restoration of security, peace, and stability in the continent. Full text...

  • Europe, US threaten to sanction Sudan over Darfur
    29 july 2004 00:02:00
    Brussels - Belgium (PANA) -- European and US authorities have hardened their positions in a bid to force the government in Khartoum to immediately disarm the "Janjaweed" Arab militia operating in the violence-stricken Darfur region of Darfur in western Sudan. Full text...

Special File - Darfur

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