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  • 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...

  • Libyan minister, UN, EU envoy parley in Darfur
    20 april 2009 15:40:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Secretary for African Union affairs at the Libyan ge neral people's committee for external relations and international cooperation, D r . Full text...

  • High-Level panel on Darfur to complete task in 4 months
    19 march 2009 20:50:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union Panel on Darfur (AUPD) will complete its assignment in four months from now, Mr. Full text...

  • Darfur aid workers seized in new round of threats
    12 march 2009 23:09:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Gunmen in Sudan’s Darfur region have kidnapped five international aid workers, adding to the growing list of frustrations facing foreign workers in the Sudan since the issuance of an arrest warrant against President Omar Hassan al-Bashir. Full text...

  • Darfur aid workers seized in new round of threats
    12 march 2009 21:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Gunmen in Sudan’s Darfur region have kidnapped five inter national aid workers, adding to the growing list of frustrations facing foreign w orkers in the Sudan since the issuance of an arrest warrant against President Om a r Hassan al-Bashir. Full text...

  • UN peacekeepers under renewed attacks in Darfur
    11 march 2009 00:05:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The joint United Nations/African Union peacekeeping force for Darfur (UNAMID) has come under renewed attacks over the past few days since the issuance of an arrest warrant against Sudanese President Omar Bashir with reports of at least four seriously wounded, force commanders said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mbeki to mediate in Darfur
    09 march 2009 16:49:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) has appointed South Afri ca's former President Thabo Mbeki to chair a committee to investigate human righ t s violations in Darfur as well as mediate between the ICC and Sudan. Full text...

  • Senegalese troops bolster Darfur peacekeeping force
    25 february 2009 20:13:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- An additional 150 Senegalese peacekeepers arrived Wednesday in El Fasher, North Darfur, to bring the total number of members in the Senegalese infantry battalion in the troubled region to 834, force commanders said. Full text...

  • UNAMID begins 24-hour patrol in Darfur
    24 february 2009 18:42:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has increased the number of police patrols to protect civilians from the recent surge in violence. Full text...

  • UN happy with peace moves in Darfur
    18 february 2009 20:15:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed an agreement signed on Tuesday in Doha, Qatar, between the Sudanese government and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM). Full text...

  • UN happy with peace moves in Darfur
    18 february 2009 19:27:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed an agreement signed on Tuesday in Doha, Qatar, between the Sudanese government and the Justi c e and Equality Movement (JEM). Full text...

  • AU chief hails Qatar deal on Darfur peace building
    18 february 2009 17:02:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union has welcomed the signing of a goodwill accord between the Sudanese government and the Darfur rebels and urged the negotiators to sustain the pressure towards a final settlement to end the Darfur war. Full text...

  • 98 Gambian peacekeepers depart for Darfur
    13 february 2009 16:58:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- The eight batches of Gambian peacekeepers, consisting of 98 security agents, left Banjul Friday for Dafur under the African Union peace k eeping mission, in Sudan. Full text...

  • UN tasks member states on UN/AU Darfur mission
    12 february 2009 19:41:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN has again called on member states to provide the `` critical logistical equipment'' needed to empower the UN-AU Mission in Darfur (U N AMID). Full text...

  • Darfur rebels attack UN helicopter on relief mission
    09 february 2009 16:24:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The United Nations Joint Peacekeeping Mission in Darfur said its helicopter came under fire on Monday as it distributed food aid in Dar f ur days after fierce fighting in South Darfur showed signs of easing. Full text...

  • Crisis in southern Darfur is threatening civilians - UN official
    04 february 2009 19:26:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The recent deterioration of security in the Darfur region of Sudan is increasingly threatening civilian safety, a top United Nations offic i al has said. Full text...

  • African leaders talk tough on Darfur war crimes
    04 february 2009 15:08:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- African leaders on Wednesday supported a plan to delay the execution of an arrest warrant against Sudanese President Omar el-Bash i r, but asked him to take steps to end rights violations in Darfur. Full text...

  • Fresh fighting erupts in Darfur, situation remains tense
    26 january 2009 17:27:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Fresh fighting erupted in Darfur early Monday with repo rts of heavy fighting near the United Nations Joint Peacekeeping Force for Darfu r (UNAMID), which confirmed reports of heavy shelling, mortar fire and sounds of j et fighters around the region. Full text...

  • Violence destroys UN office in Southern Darfur
    20 january 2009 23:24:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Recent violence in the Darfur region of Sudan has forced a UN operation to relocate after fresh fighting destroyed a UN office, according t o a statement in New York on Tuesday by Kenro Oshidari, acting UN humanitarian c o ordinator for Sudan. Full text...

  • Darfur peace mission embarks on heavy military deployment
    19 january 2009 18:00:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Sudan has signed an agreement with the joint Unit ed Nations, African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), allowing the force full ac c ess to use its airports in Khartoum and Darfur to transport heavy military hardw a re into the country. Full text...

  • UN condemns Sudan air bombing in Darfur
    17 january 2009 08:22:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The United Nations has called for an end to hostilities in the Darfur region of Sudan after the government launched airstrikes Thursday. Full text...

Special File - Darfur

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