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  • 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...

  • 2.26 million children for immunisation in Darfur
    07 june 2004 11:22:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- An ambitious plan to vaccinate millions of children against measles is underway in Sudan's troubled Darfur region, UNICEF and the World Health Organisation disclosed Monday. Full text...

  • Sudanese rebels threaten more violence in Darfur
    06 june 2004 14:23:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- One of the two rebel movements in Sudan's western region of Darfur Sunday threatened to resume fighting against government troops if the recent peace agreement between Khartoum and the south Sudan People's Liberation Army/Movement (SPLA/M) is not extended to Darfur. Full text...

  • Darfur rebels abduct UN and other humanitarian workers
    06 june 2004 09:58:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- At least 16 people working with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) were abducted Saturday by the rebels of Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) in the troubled western region of Darfur, according to official sources in Khartoum. Full text...

  • Sudanese parties sign Darfur ceasefire monitoring pact
    28 may 2004 15:46:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Sudanese government and its main opposition in the western Darfur region Friday signed an agreement on setting up a ceasefire commission and promptly began talks here on how it will operate in the war-ravaged region. Full text...

  • Consultation on Darfur crisis starts at AU Commission
    27 may 2004 14:09:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A consultative meeting on the current crisis in the Darfur Region of western Sudan opened late Thursday at the Commission of the African Union. Full text...

  • Belgium expresses concern over Darfur crisis
    24 may 2004 13:38:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- Belgian deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Louis Michel on Monday expressed serious concern about the "unacceptable developments" in the western Sudanese region of Darfur, roundly condemning the atrocities perpetrated there. Full text...

  • Sudan expels UN representative in Darfur
    23 may 2004 14:17:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Khartoum, citing complaints from local officials in Darfur saying she was "not cooperative," Saturday ordered the UN representative for humanitarian assistance in restive Darfur, Helen Kitrbak to leave Sudan within 72 hours. Full text...

  • Donors meet on embattled Sudanese region of Darfur
    23 may 2004 09:52:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- A donor conference on the humanitarian situation and flow of aid to war victims in Sudan's troubled western region of Darfur has been announced for early June in Geneva. Full text...

  • Sudanese president refutes reports of ethnic cleansing in Darfur
    20 may 2004 12:15:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudanese President Omar Hassan el-Bashir has categorically refuted allegations of ethnic cleansing and other atrocities in the war-ravaged western region of Darfur, while stressing that his government was fully committed to ensuring security and stability in the area. Full text...

  • Bashir to visit war-torn Darfur region
    19 may 2004 13:00:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Authorities here Wednesday disclosed President Omar Hassan el-Bashir would pay a two-day visit to the war-ravished western Darfur region to assess security and humanitarian conditions. Full text...

  • Annan praises Kadhafi for peace efforts in Africa
    18 may 2004 22:54:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- UN Secretary-general Kofi Annan has commended Libyan leader, Col. Full text...

  • ICG urges UN military intervention in Darfur
    17 may 2004 11:50:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The Brussels-based International Crisis Group (ICG) said urged the UN Monday to threaten military intervention in the troubled Sudanese region of Western Darfur if government forces continue to target civilians in defiance of international humanitarian law. Full text...

  • Khartoum alleges rebel violation of Darfur ceasefire
    17 may 2004 08:13:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Khartoum accused the two rebel movements in the troubled region of Western Darfur Sunday, of intensifying attacks against government forces as they sought to capture new areas before an African Union (AU) delegation arrived to assess a cease-fire the belligerents signed recently in N'djamena, Chad. Full text...

  • Khartoum rights body differs with reports on Darfur crisis
    13 may 2004 19:41:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The Khartoum-based Advisory Council for Human Rights has lamented what it claimed were subjective reports by some international organizations concerning the human rights situation Sudan's troubled region of Western Darfur. Full text...

  • AU, Arab League teams end probe on Darfur atrocities
    12 may 2004 21:52:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Delegations from African Union (AU) and Arab league have ended inquiries into developments in Sudan's war-ravaged western region of Darfur region, according to official sources in the area. Full text...

  • Khartoum cries for urgent relief aid in Darfur
    11 may 2004 08:38:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- After expressing concern about the escalating humanitarian situation in Sudan's western Darfur region, authorities in Khartoum are appealing to the international community to provide "urgent and necessary relief supplies" to the region. Full text...

  • Bashir sets up panel to probe human rights abuses in Darfur
    09 may 2004 10:07:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Against the backdrop of increasing international pressure, President Omar Hassan el Bashir announced the setting up Saturday of a human rights panel to probe allegations of human rights violations in the restive Sudanese region of Western Darfur. Full text...

  • Sudan declines to comment on fighting in Darfur
    08 may 2004 11:14:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudanese authorities have declined to comment on the intensification of fighting between government troops and two rebel movements in the western Darfur region in violation of a cease-fire they signed recently in N'djamena, the Chadian capital. Full text...

  • AU observers off to Sudan's war-ravaged Darfur
    08 may 2004 09:15:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Nearly four weeks since Africa's Peace and Security Council decided on early deployment of a cease-fire monitoring group in Darfur region, a reconnaissance mission left here Friday for the new conflict spot in western Sudan. Full text...

  • Nguesso, Deby discuss Darfur crisis
    06 may 2004 22:54:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Touched by continued reports of deteriorating humanitarian situation in Darfur, Congolese president, Denis Sassou Nguesso urged the international community to intensify involvement in the crisis to stop it from destabilise neighbouring countries. Full text...

  • Minister says humanitarian situation improving in Darfur
    04 may 2004 09:23:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Foreign Minister Mustafa Osman Ismail affirmed here Monday that the security and humanitarian situation in Sudan's strife-torn western Darfur region was improving steadily. Full text...

  • Khartoum cries for urgent relief aid for Darfur
    03 may 2004 19:01:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Authorities in Khartoum on Monday appealed for urgent relief action under the partnership between Sudan and the UN to meet the humanitarian needs of people in its war-ravaged western region of Darfur. Full text...

  • Khartoum, UN to coordinate humanitarian issues in Darfur
    03 may 2004 12:01:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The Sudanese government and the UN have agreed to set up a panel that would meet weekly to discuss relief and other humanitarian operations in the troubled western region of Darfur, according to an official source. Full text...

  • Relief agencies urge more aid for Darfur
    30 april 2004 19:44:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) stressed the need Thursday to step up humanitarian relief operations war-ravaged western Darfur. Full text...

  • Khartoum ties SPLA/M to Darfur conflict
    24 april 2004 17:06:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Foreign Minister Mustafa Osman Ismail Saturday alleged that the seperatist Sudan People's Liberation Army/Movement (SPLA/M) was the mastermind behind the conflict in Sudan's western Darfur region. Full text...

  • Sudan welcomes human rights inspectors
    24 april 2004 13:36:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Authorities in Khartoum Saturday welcomed a visiting team from the UN Higher Commission for Human Rights to "freely visit any area in the region of Darfur at any time and meet anyone it deems necessary". Full text...

  • WFP seeks help for 1.2 million people in Sudan's Darfur
    23 april 2004 20:42:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- World Food Programme (WFP) on Friday launched international appeal for US$98 million to feed 1. Full text...

  • Sudanese govt sends 196 tonnes of supplies to Darfur
    23 april 2004 20:00:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Ten trucks carrying 196 tonnes of food and shelter materials on Wednesday left Al-Fashir, capital of the troubled north Darfur State, for distribution to war-affected persons in Dar Zaghaw, the national news agency (SUNA) reported Friday. Full text...

  • Darfur parley to examine political issues
    22 april 2004 10:39:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- Peace talks, which formally resumed here Tuesday on the conflict in Darfur, western Sudan will focus on political issues after clearing up hitches in the enforcement of a 45-day truce agreed 8 April between the belligerents. Full text...

  • Darfur peace talks resume Wednesday in N'djamena, Chad
    20 april 2004 12:12:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Talks between the Sudanese government and rebel groups in the western Darfur region resume Wednesday in N'djamena, neighbouring Chad. Full text...

  • Britain welcomes Sudanese peace accord
    15 april 2004 23:34:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- Britain has welcomed the humanitarian cease-fire agreement signed by the Government of Sudan and the Sudan Liberation Movement/Army and the Sudan Justice and Equality Movement, which was signed in N'djamena, Chad on 8 April. Full text...

  • AU Commission welcomes peace move in Sudan's Darfur
    10 april 2004 10:43:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- African Union Commission Chairperson Alpha Oumar Konare has welcomed the signing of a ceasefire agreement on the strife-torn Darfur Region of Sudan and encouragedn the parties to reach a comprehensive peace pact. Full text...

  • Mediators extend Sudanese peace talks on Darfur
    05 april 2004 14:05:00
    N'Djamena- Chad (PANA) -- Mediators in peace talks between the Sudanese government and rebels over the Darfur region have announced an extension in the talks convening in the Chadian capital, N'Djamena. Full text...

  • Annan expresses concern about situation in Darfur
    01 april 2004 23:52:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has expressed great concern about the situation in the troubled western Sudanese region of Darfur. Full text...

  • EU Parliament flays Khartoum over Darfur crisis
    01 april 2004 21:56:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Parliament adopted a resolution Wednesday denouncing Khartoum's "systematic" obstruction of humanitarian assistance to people in the restive western Sudanese region of Darfur, according to a statement issued here. Full text...

  • Khartoum objects to presence of international brokers
    31 march 2004 23:28:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- The Khartoum government delegation to the peace talks here on the conflict in the western Sudanese region of Darfur boycotted the opening ceremony Tuesday in objection to the presence of international mediators, Chadian official sources said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Khartoum, Darfur rebels discuss relief corridor
    30 march 2004 11:38:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- A high level government delegation left here Tuesday for Chad to discuss a humanitarian corridor for war- affected civilians with the rebel Sudan Liberation Army and the Sudan Justice and Equality, fighting government forces in the Darfur. Full text...

  • Chad denies involvement in Sudan's Darfour fighting
    14 december 2003 21:15:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- Chadian President Idriss Deby has denied claims that his country was involved in the conflict between the Sudan Liberation Movement and the Sudanese government in the Darfur border region. Full text...

  • Sudanese agency bars US officials from troubled Darfur
    10 november 2003 11:25:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The American Embassy in Sudan Monday expressed regrets that its Charge d'Affaires, Gerar Galluci, and other officials of the embassy and USAID were prohibited from travelling to Nyala town in the South Darfur region of western Sudan. Full text...

  • Southern Sudan peace deal scares Darfur rebels
    25 october 2003 09:20:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) in the western region of Darfur fear government troops could wipe them out once Khartoum signs a definitive agreement to end the 20-year civil war in the south. Full text...

  • Darfur rebels accuse Khartoum of continuing attacks
    05 september 2003 20:37:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Rebels in the western Sudan region of Darfur Friday accused Sudanese authorities of continuing to attack their bases just 24 hours before a six-week cease-fire was due to come into force. Full text...

Special File - Darfur

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