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  • Sudan's envoy in Zambia accuses Western media of bias
    28 july 2004 18:15:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Khartoum's envoy in Zambia Salah Mohammed Ali, Wednesday accused some Western media organisations of negatively reporting the situation in Sudan's western region of Darfur. Full text...

  • Libya highlights African Union's role in Darfur crisis
    26 july 2004 22:07:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libya's foreign minister Abderrahman Chalgham on Monday underscored the seriousness of the situation in western Sudan's Darfur region but deplored the tough talk emanating from the American, European and other regions of the world. Full text...

  • Khartoum asks Kadhafi to sponsor mediation in Darfur
    25 july 2004 20:11:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Sudanese president Oumar Al-Bashir has urged Libyan leader, Col. Full text...

  • Sudan Foreign minister due in Brussels
    22 july 2004 23:38:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- Sudanese Foreign Affairs minister Mustapha Ismail Osman due here Friday for a 24-hour working visit during which he will meet with the European Union representative in charge of foreign policy and common security, Javier Solana. Full text...

  • US ready to help in solving Darfur crisis
    22 july 2004 21:18:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The US Charge d'Affairs in Khartoum, Gerard Galluci has said Washington was ready to work closely with the Sudanese government to find a political settlement to the crisis in Darfur. Full text...

  • Sudanese Foreign minister decries American, British pressure
    22 july 2004 17:54:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Sudanese Foreign minister Moustapha Osman Ismael decried here Thursday, what he said was undue pressure on Khartoum by Washington and London over the conflict in Darfur. Full text...

  • Khartoum pledges cooperation in the search for peace in Darfur
    21 july 2004 23:21:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Sudanese Foreign Minister Mustafa Osman Ismail, who was here Wednesday on an official visit promised Khartoum's full cooperation with the international community in the search for a solution to the humanitarian crisis in the western region of Darfur. Full text...

  • Sudan faces tougher sanctions over Janjaweed atrocities
    21 july 2004 22:31:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN has received just 145 million dollars so far of the 349 million dollars it needs to ameliorate the humanitarian crisis in Sudan's troubled Darfur region, secretary general Kofi Annan indicated here Wednesday. Full text...

  • US urges flexibility in Sudan's Darfur crisis
    21 july 2004 13:20:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The US government has called for the resumption of political discussions on the crisis that has killed about 10,000 people in western Sudan's Darfur region and displaced over one million others. Full text...

  • AI decries collective rape in Darfur
    19 july 2004 19:45:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Amnesty International (AI) on Monday denounced what it said was the systematic rape of women and girls in the restive Sudanese region of Darfur. Full text...

  • Parties in Darfur crisis stress need for security
    19 july 2004 08:33:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Opposing sides in the strife-torn Darfur region of western Sudan and their mediators have underlined the need to abide by the commitments they made under the humanitarian ceasefire agreement and for the deployment of observers in the region. Full text...

  • France alerts concern about war in northern Uganda
    16 july 2004 20:13:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- France is urging the international community to give due attention to the 18-year long rebel insurgency in northern Uganda just as the Darfur conflict in western Sudan and other conflicts in Africa were receiving. Full text...

  • Dialogue on Darfur crisis off to uneasy start
    16 july 2004 10:01:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Three months since the signing of a ceasefire in neighbouring Chad, the end of the humanitarian crisis Sudan's restive western region of Darfur is still remote. Full text...

  • Tripoli, WFP to convey relief to Darfur
    15 july 2004 11:38:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan authorities and the World Food Programme (WFP) signed an agreement here Thursday for the opening of a corridor to enable the conveyance of humanitarian aid to the strife-torn Sudanese region of Darfur. Full text...

  • UNHCR opens 9th camp for Sudanese refugees in Chad
    13 july 2004 23:14:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- UNHCR opened the ninth camp Monday in Chad for Sudanese refugees arriving from Darfur, the public information officer at the UN refugee agency, Marie-Ange Lescure said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Sudanese envoy says Darfur crisis grew from ethnic feud
    13 july 2004 20:21:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The Darfur crisis bears the character of a "traditional ethnic conflict," claims Sudanese ambassador to Morocco Ahmed Mekki Ahmed Yahya, who adds that a "campaign led from abroad seeks to give it a political dimension". Full text...

  • France urges EU to mobilise aid for Darfour
    13 july 2004 16:01:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- French Foreign Minister Michel Barnier has called on the European Union (EU) to "mobilise political and humanitarian efforts" to avert a humanitarian disaster in Darfour in western Sudan. Full text...

  • EU threatens Khartoum with sanctions over Darfur crisis
    13 july 2004 10:06:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union threatened Monday to impose sanctions against Sudan "if the situation in the Darfur fails to improve. Full text...

  • Sudanese govt cracks down on Janjaweed combatants in Darfur
    13 july 2004 08:42:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Under growing international pressure to deliver on its pledge to rein in pro-government Arab militia rampaging the restive western region of Darfur, Khartoum affirmed Monday that it had so far taken some 46 Janjaweed fighters in custody. Full text...

  • Govt rejects advice from Germany on Darfur
    12 july 2004 19:27:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Authorities in Khartoum on Monday rejected the possibility to heed any advice from Germany about the conflict in Sudan's western Darfur region when German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer meets with senior government officials during his current visit to Sudan. Full text...

  • Combined police force heads for troubled Darfur
    12 july 2004 13:18:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- A 1,025-strong police force left Monday for Sudan's war-ravaged western region of Darfur to maintain security, law and order, and to "uphold the sense of nationhood," according to Police Major-General Omar Osman Abdel Rahim. Full text...

  • EU grants additional 18 million euro for Darfur
    12 july 2004 12:08:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The Humanitarian Aid Office of the European Commission (ECHO) announced Monday that it was providing an additional 18 million euro to victims of the conflict in Darfur, western Sudan. Full text...

  • Rights body wants Sudan sanctioned over Darfur
    08 july 2004 14:14:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The UN Security Council should take immediate steps to protect civilians in Darfur and impose sanctions on Sudanese officials as well as government-backed militias, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) told Council members ahead of a resolution on the crisis in Sudan's western Darfur region. Full text...

  • Annan calls for Prompt end to Darfur crisis
    08 july 2004 14:00:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- UN Secretary General Kofi Annan Wednesday reiterated calls for a speedy solution to fighting in western Sudan region of Darfur, saying it impacts negatively on recent efforts to achieve lasting peace in the vast African nation. Full text...

  • Tougher Security Council actions loom over Sudan about Darfur
    08 july 2004 13:54:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The UN Security Council has called for "sustained pressure" on the Sudanese Government to find a solution to the humanitarian crisis in the Darfur region, saying it reserved the right to take tougher actions if Khartoum fails to renege on commitments to end the human rights abuses and restrictions on aid workers in the area. Full text...

  • Chadian movement wants Darfur crisis probed
    06 july 2004 21:55:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- A Chadian resistance movement, the Freedom and Renewal Front (FLR) has called for an international and independent inquiry into the crisis in the western Sudanese region of Darfur bordering Chad. Full text...

  • AU expresses concern over situation in Darfur
    06 july 2004 12:36:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The fifth ordinary session of the African Union's Executive Council, which ended here on Monday, expressed concerns about the risk of regional destabilisation likely to be prompted by the crisis in the Sudanese region of Darfur. Full text...

  • Konare asserts authority of AU on Darfur
    05 july 2004 12:27:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (Ethiopia) -- The chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Alpha Konare is insisting on the need for political negotiations to solve the crisis in Darfur, where a communal animosity has complicated an uprising between the Sudanese government and two rebel movements. Full text...

  • Sudan refutes genocide claims in Darfur
    05 july 2004 10:57:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- There is no genocide, famine or epidemics in Darfur in western Sudan as reported by the international media, according to Sudanese foreign minister Mustafa Osman attending a meeting here. Full text...

  • UNICEF laments plight of children in Darfur
    05 july 2004 08:19:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Extreme violence and brutality in the Darfur region of western Sudan where two rebel movements revolted last year against alleged insensitivity of the government have left about half million children traumatised, UNICEF laments in a fresh report. Full text...

  • EU assists victims of Darfur conflict
    04 july 2004 14:05:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The EU humanitarian agency ECHO has provided aid worth 3. Full text...

  • Nigerian assumes duty as AU chief military observer in Darfur
    04 july 2004 12:57:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Former force commander of the ECOWAS Mission in Liberia (ECOMIL), Festus Okonkwo of Nigeria has assumed duty as Chief Military Observer of the African Union (AU) Observer Mission in Sudan's troubled Darfur region, Nigerian military sources confirmed here. Full text...

  • Darfur breeding new generation of child survivors
    02 july 2004 13:03:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A significant number of children displaced by the conflict in Sudan's western region of Darfur have either been direct victims of violence or have witnessed violent acts, UNICEF affirmed Friday. Full text...

  • Rights group denounces human rights violations in Darfur
    02 july 2004 10:16:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The Inter-African Human Rights Union (UIDH) has denounced what it said were "massive human rights violations perpetrated by the Sudanese government on the populations of the Darfur region". Full text...

  • Libya agrees to transit relief aid for Darfur
    30 june 2004 23:47:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Secretary of the Libyan General People's Committee for Foreign Relations and International Cooperation (Foreign Minister), Abderrahman Chalgham, on Wednesday announced that Libya was ready to serve as transit point for sending humanitarian aid to refugees and war victims in Sudan's Darfur region. Full text...

  • WFP airlifts food to Darfur from Ethiopia
    30 june 2004 19:07:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Wednesday started an airlift of enriched food from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to Sudan's troubled North Darfur and South Darfur states to feed the most vulnerable among some one million people uprooted from their homes by conflict. Full text...

  • AU to support Sudan's efforts in Darfur
    30 june 2004 16:21:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The fifth ordinary session of the executive council of the African Union (AU) started Wednesday in Addis Ababa, with the AU Commission chairperson Alpha Oumar Konare declaring that the continental body would support all the efforts made by the Sudanese government to resolve the conflict currently raging in its western region of Darfur. Full text...

  • Bashir vouches for peace and security in Sudan
    30 june 2004 12:03:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudanese President Omar Hassan el-Bashir Tuesday affirmed his commitment to a full implementation of the peace agreement signed recently in Kenya between Khartoum and the Sudan Peoples Liberation Army/Movement (SPLA/M), as well as a ceasefire with rebel movements in the restive western region of Darfur. Full text...

  • Powell mounts pressure on Khartoum over Darfur
    29 june 2004 08:23:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- US Secretary of State Colin Powell is due here Tuesday to appraise the humanitarian situation in Darfur, but more especially to push for Khartoum to check pro- government Arab militia reportedly on the rampage in the troubled region. Full text...

  • Taha alleges 'political exploitation' of Darfur conflict
    28 june 2004 09:33:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudanese Vice President Ali Osman Mohammed Taha charged here Sunday that the US and the European Union were fussing unduly over the troubles in Darfur and playing up the conflict ostensibly "to detract from historic moves to achieve final peace in southern Sudan". Full text...

  • International pressure mounts on Khartoum over Darfur crisis
    26 june 2004 16:27:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- As the international community steps up pressure on Khartoum over the crisis in Darfur, UN secretary general Kofi Annan and US Secretary of State Colin Powell are due here separately next Tuesday for a firsthand appraisal of the humanitarian in the restive region. Full text...

  • Kibaki reaffirms commitment to Sudan peace
    25 june 2004 15:57:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- President Mwai Kibaki Friday said that his Government was prepared to use all resources at its disposal to ensure a speedy conclusion to the Sudan peace process. Full text...

  • AU military observers arrive in Darfur
    23 june 2004 23:40:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- A contingent of five Kenyan military personnel left Khartoum this week after a three-day briefing for the western Sudan frontier town of El Fasher to be part of an African Union (AU) monitoring team already on the ground in the troubled region of Darfur. Full text...

  • Khartoum threatens war against Janjaweed militias
    23 june 2004 10:26:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Three days after the government of Sudan demanded all outlawed groups in Darfur to disarm, authorities in Khartoum have vowed to dismantle the notorious Janjaweed militias, accused of committing atrocities in Darfur. Full text...

  • Khartoum rejects EU monitoring in Darfur
    23 june 2004 07:45:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Authorities in Khartoum have strongly rejected plans by the European Union (EU) to send a team to monitor the truce between the government and two rebel movements in Sudan's war-ravaged western Darfur region. Full text...

  • Konare on the Darfur horror trail
    20 june 2004 10:17:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Alpha Oumar Konare left Addis Ababa Sunday for a two-day tour of the strife-torn region of Darfur in western Sudan. Full text...

  • RADDHO pleas for end to carnage in Darfur
    16 june 2004 21:38:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Dakar-based African Assembly for Human Rights Advancement (RADDHO) on Wednesday accused African leaders and the international community of being indifferent to the carnage in Sudan's western Darfur region. Full text...

  • UNICEF to scale up operations in troubled Sudanese regions
    16 june 2004 09:22:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- UNICEF executive director Carol Bellamy stressed the need Tuesday to step up the delivery of health and education services in Sudan's restive regions, particularly Darfur. Full text...

  • Khartoum alleges abduction of locals by rebels in troubled Darfur
    15 june 2004 08:53:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- A rebel group in Sudan's restive western region of Darfur has abducted at least 12 persons, the government in Khartoum charged Monday, saying this was in violation of a ceasefire agreement signed last 8 April. Full text...

  • Libya, US examine ways to help Darfur
    13 june 2004 20:08:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan deputy Secretary for external relations and international cooperation, Mohamed Siala, and USAID programme officer for disaster assistance, Richard Owener, on Sunday examined ways to open a corridor to deliver humanitarian aid to refugees of the western Sudanese region of Darfur. Full text...

Special File - Darfur

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