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  • UN-backed disarmament process begins in Darfur
    18 april 2011 19:01:41
    New York, US (PANA) - More than 1,000 former fighters from Sudan’s armed forces and Darfur’s rebel groups will over the next 10 days, lay down their arms and begin a UN-backed process aimed at reintegrating them into civilian life, a UN statement said Monday. Full text...

  • UNAMID secures release of 12 Sudanese aid workers
    13 april 2011 18:57:48
    New York, US (PANA) - UN/AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) said Wednesday the mission and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) had helped to secure the release of 12 Sudanese aid workers who were taken hostage by a youth group at a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the war-torn Darfur region. Full text...

  • Peacekeeper killed in attack on UNAMID patrol
    05 april 2011 20:43:59
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A Durfur peacekeeper was killed after an attack by a group of armed men while on a patrol mission near Kutum, North Darfur, the joint African Union/UN Mission for Darfur (UNAMID) said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Two peacekeepers wounded in Darfur ambush
    22 march 2011 21:54:42
    El Fasher, Sudan (PANA) - Two peacekeepers are in critical condition after an ambush by unknown gunmen as they returned to camp in West Darfur, the African Union/UN Joint Mission (UNAMID) said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Fresh violence in Darfur claims one, injures 10 others
    18 march 2011 16:13:28
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN/AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) said one person was killed and 10 others were injured after protesters clashed with police in Darfur Thursday. Full text...

  • ICC commits Sudanese to trial
    08 march 2011 20:10:44
    New York, US (PANA) - The Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) has confirmed the charges of war crimes brought by its prosecutor against two Sudanese, Abdallah Banda and Saleh Mohammed Jerbo, and committed them to trial.Full text...

  • Breakthrough as two Darfur movements commit to peace talk
    29 january 2011 19:59:29
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Darfur's main rebel movements, the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) and the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLA) Saturday issued a joint statement expressing, for the first time, their commitment to the international peace talks process, hosted by the government of Qatar. Full text...

  • Gambari says tensions still persist in Darfur
    27 january 2011 17:23:17
    New York, US (PANA) -The UN/AU Joint Special Representative in Darfur, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, on Thursday said that although recent fighting between Sudan government forces and rebels had subsided, "tension and the possible escalation of violence still persist in Darfur region''.Full text...

  • UNAMID investigates development in Daufur IDP camp
    24 january 2011 17:24:21
    New York, US (PANA) - The joint UN/AU mission in Darfur said Monday it had stepped up presence in a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in North Darfur, after Sudanese government forces carried out an "extensive search operation early Sunday without notifying or consulting the mission first."Full text...

  • UNAMID expresses concern over latest Darfur clashes
    25 december 2010 16:50:56
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN/AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has expressed concern over the ongoing clashes between the Sudanese Armed Forces and rebel movements in Darfur region. Full text...

  • UN chief expresses concern over clashes in Dafur
    21 december 2010 20:22:37
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday voiced concern over clashes between Sudan’s government troops and forces of one of the armed groups in the troubled western region of Darfur. Full text...

  • UN calls for 'hitch-free' humanitarian delivery in Darfur
    08 november 2010 18:50:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Ms. Full text...

  • UN report says deadly violence persists in Darfur
    23 october 2010 18:26:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a new report that deadly fighting between communities in Sudan's Darfur region is persisting. Full text...

  • Darfur war crimes hearing delayed
    22 october 2010 18:01:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The International Criminal Court (ICC) said Frida y a confirmation hearing for two Darfur rebel leaders, scheduled for 22 November , has been moved to 8 December following internal changes. Full text...

  • Darfur peacekeepers seized at gunpoint
    14 august 2010 15:35:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Two police advisors with the African Union - United Nat ions Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) were abducted in Nyala, South Darfur, Saturday, f orce commanders said. Full text...

  • UN chief tasks Darfurians on peace talks
    10 august 2010 17:34:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon has called on all parties in strife-torn Darfur to cease hostilities and participate in the ongoing efforts to bring about a peaceful and negotiated settlement to the fighting that has wrecked the western Sudanese region for over seven years. Full text...

  • UN chief tasks warring parties on Darfur conflict
    20 july 2010 08:56:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has again urged all parti es to the conflict in Darfur to ''seriously'' pursue peace, citing ongoing violence, displacement and human r ights violations in the region despite several years of UN-backed attempts to end the hostilities. Full text...

  • Gambari says peace in Darfur gathering momentum
    14 july 2010 18:54:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The search for durable peace in the war-torn Sudan's Darfur region has gained momentum, the head of the UN/AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), Prof. Full text...

  • Darfur clashes: UNAMID calls for calm
    25 june 2010 14:46:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN/AU peacekeeping mission in Darfur has called on Darfurians to cease hostilities following reports of tribal clashes in the west of Darfur, which led to a number of deaths and injuries. Full text...

  • Al-Bashir agrees to negotiations on pre-referendum deal
    09 june 2010 16:23:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir has agreed to negotiate with the Southern Sudan on a pre-referendum that could herald the split of the semi-autonomous Southern Sudan from mainland Sudan, state media reports said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Darfur humanitarian situation 'serious'
    30 may 2010 08:14:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, John Holmes, on Saturday expressed concern over the humanitarian situation in Sudan's war-ravaged Darfur region, describing it as â?seriousâ?. Full text...

  • UNAMID reports stable situation in South Darfur
    04 may 2010 10:22:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Most of the people displaced by inter-factional fighting which broke out in March in South Darfur have returned to their places of origin after the security situation stabilized, the United Nations–African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) confirmed Tuesday. Full text...

  • UNAMID reports â~unpredictableâ? situation in Darfur
    05 march 2010 10:21:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The security situation in Darfur remains relati vely calm but unpredictable, the UN-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) sai d in a media briefing Friday following unconfirmed reports of clashes in the Jabe l Marra area of west Darfur. Full text...

  • UN envoys to meet in Kigali to plan Darfur peace restoration
    25 february 2010 15:10:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- United Nations Special Envoys to Sudan will meet in Kigali, Rwanda, this weekend (26-28 February) to plan for the future of peace in Darfur, after the latest fighting there uprooted over 1,500 people in Darfurâ ?s Jabel Marra region, officials said Thursday. Full text...

  • Fresh fighting breaks out in Darfur
    16 february 2010 12:32:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A fresh military uprising has broken out in South ern Darfur region of Jabel Marra, weeks after rebel movements from the region co n verged in Doha, Qatar, for talks on ways of ending years of fighting in the regi o n. Full text...

  • UNAMID chief heads to Doha for Darfur peace talks
    09 february 2010 16:07:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN/AU Joint Special Representative in Darfur, Prof. Full text...

  • UNAMID refutes Sudan's accusations on Darfur rebels
    03 february 2010 16:47:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID ) Wednesday refuted the accusations made by the Sudanese Armed Forces that the m i ssion was in collaboration with the Darfur rebel, Justice and Equality Movement ( JEM). Full text...

  • AU chief says Sudan peace prospects appear unpredictable
    27 january 2010 14:25:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The peace prospects in Sudan appear unpredictable ahead of the decisive Presidential and parliamentary elections in April 2010 an d a political referendum in 2011, the African Union (AU) chief, Jean Ping, said h e re Wednesday. Full text...

  • Sudanese leaders to work with Mbeki panel for peace
    24 december 2009 20:18:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir Wednesday pledg ed to work with the African Uniona?s High-Level Panel on Darfur, led by former S outh African President Thabo Mbeki, towards peace in the entire Sudan. Full text...

  • Sudanese leaders to work with Mbeki panel for peace
    23 december 2009 18:20:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir Wednesday pledged to work with the African Union’s High-Level Panel on Darfur, led by former South African President Thabo Mbeki, towards peace in the entire Sudan. Full text...

  • UN chief tasks Al-Bashir on Darfur situation
    08 december 2009 12:15:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged Sudanese Presid ent Omar Al-Bashir to secure the release of two staff members of the UN-AU Missi o n in Darfur (UNAMID), who have been held hostage for about 100 days. Full text...

  • UN chief tasks Al-Bashir on Darfur situation
    08 december 2009 07:56:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged Sudanese Presid ent Omar Al-Bashir to secure the release of two staff members of the UN-AU Missi o n in Darfur (UNAMID), who have been held hostage for about 100 days. Full text...

  • Darfur security worsens after Rwanda troops' killings
    06 december 2009 16:08:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The security situation in Darfur has notably deteriorat ed, following Saturday's attacks which led to the killing of five UN/African Uni o n (UNAMID) peacekeepers, the force said on Sunday. Full text...

  • AU panel recommends inclusive approach to Darfurian problem
    08 october 2009 19:17:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) Highâ“Level Panel on Darf ur (AUDP) has recommended that the continental body should sustain inclusive app r oach in its efforts to resolve the conflicts in the Horn of Africa country. Full text...

  • AU Panel to present report on Darfur to Jean Ping
    06 october 2009 17:22:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) Highâ"Level Panel on Darf ur (AUDP) will Thursday present its report to the Chairperson of the African Uni o n Commission, Dr. Full text...

  • UNAMID expresses concern about humanitarian situation
    24 september 2009 23:42:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN/AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) on Thursday expressed concern about the humanitarian situation at Korma area of north Darfur State in western Sudan. Full text...

  • Gaddafi dreams of common â?spaceâ? for Libya, Chad and Sudan
    25 august 2009 22:05:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Libyan leader Mouammar Kadhafi says it is his wish t o see Chad, Libya and Sudan have a common â?spaceâ? of freedom of movement for their people as well as trade and fraternity. Full text...

  • Darfur factions meet in Tripoli
    05 august 2009 19:22:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan capital, Tripoli, Tuesday evening hosted a meetin g between the High-Level Committee formed by the African Union (AU), for the res o lution of the issue of the Sudanese western Darfur province and several politica l and armed factions operating in the province. Full text...

  • UN says 13,651 peacekeepers now in Darfur
    05 august 2009 15:06:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN said here on Tuesday that 13,651 peacekeepers have so far been deployed to Sudan's strife-torn Darfur region. Full text...

  • UN/AU mission to spend US$ 250,000 on projects in Darfur
    03 august 2009 20:08:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN and AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) is to spend US$ 2 50,000 on the construction of classrooms, toilets and water pumps in the violenc e -ridden Sudan's Darfur region. Full text...

  • Rwandan succeeds Nigerian general as UNAMID Commander
    24 july 2009 19:43:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN and AU Friday confirmed the appointment of Lt. Full text...

  • Senior UN official discusses arms smuggling with Darfur governors
    14 july 2009 19:34:00
    El Fasher- Sudan (PANA) -- UN peacekeeping chief Alain Le Roy met with senior pol iticians and state governors in Sudan's Darfur region Tuesday, where he expresse d convern over the continued arms smuggling. Full text...

  • Darfur rebel leader pledges ceasefire
    11 june 2009 18:37:00
    El Fasher- Sudan (PANA) -- Darfur’s main rebel leader Khalil Ibrahim has pledged to end hostilities in the region, and sign the cessation of hostilities agreemen t with the Sudanese government after nearly six years of fighting in the western r egion. Full text...

  • 96 Gambian soldiers begin UN peace mission
    07 june 2009 09:19:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A contingent of 96 Gambian security officers, drawn from the military, the police and para military departments, have left Banjul, the G a mbian capital, to start United Nations’ peace-keeping mission in Southern Sudan’ s troubled region of Darfur, official sources here told PANA on Saturday. Full text...

  • Al-Bashir on spotlight as ICC prosecutor briefs Security Council
    05 june 2009 16:37:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir returned to the intern ational spotlight on Friday when the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecut o r, Louis Moreno O’Campo, briefed the UN Security Council on its efforts to appre h end the Sudanese leader. Full text...

  • Kenya expresses concern over Darfur
    04 june 2009 18:48:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The collapse of the ongoing mediation on Darfur could im pact negatively on the fragile peace holding in Southern Sudan, Kenyan Vice-Pres i dent Kalonzo Musyoka has warned. Full text...

  • Rights activist says Sudan President has “no political will” to end Darfur crisi
    12 may 2009 23:04:00
    s Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- A human rights activist, Djibril Balde, on Tuesday decla red that Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir does not have the political will to e n d the conflict in Darfur. Full text...

  • US envoy, Sudanese officials meet on Darfur issue
    08 may 2009 19:39:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The Special Envoy of US President to Sudan, Scott Gration, on Thursday held a series of meetings with Sudanese officials on the current cr i sis in western Sudanese region of Darfur, a US statement said on Friday. Full text...

  • African leaders embrace Darfurian civil society initiative
    07 may 2009 18:02:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Darfur on Thursday welcomed the support from leaders acr oss Africa who pledged to stand in solidarity with the civilians of Darfur as th e y meet in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to construct a mandate for their future. Full text...

  • UN reviews humanitarian situation in Darfur
    06 may 2009 17:39:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The United Nations on Wednesday began a five-day assessmen t of the humanitarian situation in both Southern Sudan and the war-torn Darfur r e gion. Full text...

Special File - Darfur

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