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  • 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...

  • 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...

Special File - Darfur

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