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  • 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...

  • Nigerian police to support UN-AU mission in Darfur
    07 january 2009 21:53:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Nigeria has deployed two police units to support the ongoi ng United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), the UN said in a sta t ement issued in New York on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Darfur women expect worst crisis if ICC indicts Bashir
    06 january 2009 16:18:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Sudanese women leaders, attending a peace forum h ere, Tuesday expressed fears that an impending indictment of President Omar El-B a shir might have profound effects on the welfare and security of women in Darfur. Full text...

  • UN-AU peacekeepers in Darfur now number 12,374 -- UN
    01 january 2009 16:32:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN announced that 12,374 peacekeepers had so far been deployed to the UN-AU hybrid force in Sudan's Darfur region. Full text...

  • Darfur peacekeeping operations running at 60 per cent - UN
    25 december 2008 13:40:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The arrival of a new unit of soldiers deployed to support UN-AU peacekeeping operations in the Darfur region of Sudan has put the operatio n running at 60 per cent capacity, according to the United Nations. Full text...

  • Darfur peacekeeping operations running at 06 per cent - UN
    24 december 2008 18:11:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The arrival of a new unit of soldiers deployed to support UN-AU peacekeeping operations in the Darfur region of Sudan has put the operation running at 06 per cent capacity, according to the United Nations. Full text...

  • UN relief chief begins tour of Darfur refugee camps
    26 november 2008 17:25:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The United Nations top relief chief, John Holmes, has kicked off a two-day visit to Darfur at Kalma camp, Darfur's largest intern a lly displaced camp, housing close to 88,000 people, a target of the spiraling co n flict in the region. Full text...

  • Nigerian military delegation in Darfur
    30 october 2008 18:46:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- A Nigerian military delegation is in Darfur this week to v isit the UN-AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and to assess the situation with the N i gerian troops deployed in the western Sudanese region. Full text...

  • Fighting in Darfur claims 40 civilians
    25 october 2008 18:35:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- More than 40 civilians have been killed in south Darfur as fighting in the Sudanese region has escalated in recent time, Human Rights Watc h says. Full text...

  • PSC urges Sudan to dock Darfur human rights offenders
    23 september 2008 14:42:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the Afric a Union (AU) has reiterated its call on the Sudanese government to urgently take concrete steps to bring to justice the perpetrators of human rights violations i n the restive region of Darfur. Full text...

  • Darfur: ICC prosecutor to meet UN, AU officials
    22 september 2008 19:18:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The prosecutor of the Hague-based International Criminal C ourt (ICC), Mr Luis Moreno-Ocampo, is in New York to meet with senior internatio n al actors on Sudan's war-town Darfur region, ICC spokesperson Florence Olara tol d PANA Monday. Full text...

  • Darfur Consortium calls for additional forces in Darfur
    09 september 2008 16:55:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Darfur Consortium, a coalition of more than 50 human rights and civil society organisations, Monday called for "additional peacekeeping forces in Darfur", western Sudan, said a release issued by the coalition and made available to PANA. Full text...

  • Kagame threatens to withdraw Rwandan troops from Darfur
    02 september 2008 13:53:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwandan President Paul Kagame declared that he did not r ule out the possibility of withdrawing his country's 3,000 men contingent in Dar f ur, western Sudan, if legal proceedings are instituted against Rwandan General E m manuel Karenzi Karake. Full text...

  • Darfur chief mediator sets priority, begins work
    31 august 2008 17:14:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Djibril Bassole, the UN-AU joint chief mediator for war-to rn Darfur region of Sudan, says his top priority is holding discussions with all parties involved in the conflict. Full text...

  • Darfur: Ethiopian troops arrive Sudan
    19 august 2008 18:49:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- A contigent of Ethiopian troops Monday arrived in Sudan to beef up the UN-AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), PANA learnt. Full text...

  • UN Security Council renews Darfur force mandate
    03 august 2008 18:58:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- With the US abstaining, the UN Security Council has voted to extend by one year the mandate of the UN-African Union (AU) Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), which expired Thursday. Full text...

  • Sudan sentences 20 Darfur rebels to death by hanging
    31 july 2008 18:34:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Twelve Darfur rebels have been sentenced to death by ha nging, a day after eight others were ordered to face the gallows over an armed a t tack in a Khartoum suburb, which diluted the government's aura of invincibility. Full text...

  • Security situation calm in Darfur after recent attacks - UN
    22 july 2008 18:04:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The security situation in Darfur was relatively calm aga in over the weekend, the joint African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission (UNAMID) to the strife-torn Sudanese region has said. Full text...

  • UN, AU to continue operations in Darfur, says commander
    14 july 2008 22:39:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The Force Commander of the UN-AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), General Martin Agwai of Nigeria, said Monday that the peacekeepers would continue to operate in the region. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso foreign minister appointed AU-UN envoy on Darfur
    28 june 2008 11:54:00
    Sharm El Sheikh- Egypt (PANA) -- Burkina Faso's Foreign Minister Djibrill Bassole has been appointed the joint African Union (AU)-UN special envoy for Sudan, tas k ed with overseeing the search for military and political solutions to the crisis in Darfur. Full text...

  • Darfur faces potential food crisis, warn UN agencies
    24 june 2008 23:09:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- United Nations agencies operating in Darfur are calling fo r urgent action to avert a potential food crisis this year in the war-wracked Su d anese region resulting from ongoing insecurity, a bad harvest and rising food pr i ces. Full text...

  • Sudan asks Egypt for more troops
    17 june 2008 07:04:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) -- Egypt has been called upon to send more peacekeepers to Su dan's troubled Darfur region. Full text...

  • Salim says Darfurians want peace urgently
    12 june 2008 16:31:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Residents of the war-wracked Darfur region in wes tern Sudan want peace as soon as is feasible, according to Salim Ahmed Salim, th e African Union (AU) Special Envoy to the region. Full text...

  • UN mission calls on Darfurians to seek peace
    03 june 2008 21:46:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) – A top official of the joint United Nations--African Union p eacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has called on Darfurians to stop fighting and seek the path of peace. Full text...

  • UNAMID evacuates victims of bombardments of north Darfur village
    02 may 2008 22:01:00
    El Fasher- North Darfur (PANA) -- UN/AU peacekeeping forces (UNAMID) on Friday ai rlifted wounded civilians, following Sudan Air Force (SAF) attacks on Umm Sidir i n North Darfur. Full text...

  • UNAMID condemns killing of WFP driver in Darfur
    27 april 2008 18:43:00
    El Fasher- Sudan (PANA) -- UNAMID Sunday reacted to the murder of Mohammed Makki El Rasheed, a truck driver working for United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) , stating that it was "deeply shocked and profoundly disturbed" by the "cold-bloo d ed murder. Full text...

  • WFP calls for safety of aid workers in Darfur
    25 april 2008 20:21:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) – As another driver delivering- relief aid to Darfur is shot dead, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has called on Sudan and all s takeholders to ensure the safety of aid workers. Full text...

  • UN and African Union envoys for Darfur crisis meet
    10 april 2008 21:11:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The United Nations and African Union envoys heading intern ational efforts to resolve the Darfur conflict travelled to the town of Juba on W ednesday for talks with the former southern Sudanese rebels as they seek to brin g new momentum to the stalled political process. Full text...

  • UN and African Union envoys for Darfur crisis meet
    10 april 2008 20:40:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The United Nations and African Union envoys heading intern ational efforts to resolve the Darfur conflict travelled to the town of Juba on W ednesday for talks with the former southern Sudanese rebels as they seek to brin g new momentum to the stalled political process. Full text...

  • Rights lobby says Darfur rape victims lack legal protection
    07 april 2008 21:13:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The rape of women and girls in Sudan's Darfur region has continued to worsen, committed by the government forces and militia groups patr o lling the war-scarred region, an international human rights lobby group said on M onday. Full text...

  • UN says attacks on Darfur aid workers jeopardizing basic relief efforts
    27 march 2008 20:38:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Attacks against aid workers in western Sudan have reached unprecedented levels, jeopardizing vital relief operations in the war-wracked Da r fur region, the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator said on Wed n esday. Full text...

  • WFP deplores killing of three drivers of food supplies in Sudan
    26 march 2008 20:42:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The World Food Programme (WFP) says it is shocked and sad at the murder of three drivers of trucks contracted by the United Nations agency in Sudan in two separate incidents over the past three days. Full text...

  • Envoys: Sudanese-Chadian relations vital to ending Darfur conflict
    19 march 2008 20:30:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Improving the relationship between Sudan and Chad is crucial to achieving a durable solution to the conflict wracking Darfur, the United Nations and African Union envoys said on Tuesday after wrapping up two days of consultations in Geneva with key members of the international community. Full text...

  • Hollywood humanitarians assist critical UN air operations in Darfur
    14 march 2008 20:39:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A few days after the United Nations World Food Programme ( WFP) warned its air transports for aid workers in war-ravaged Darfur could be gr o unded for lack of funds, an organization of Hollywood celebrities has provided t h e first donation of the year to keep it running. Full text...

  • AU, UN envoys to hold consultations on Darfur peace process
    14 march 2008 20:35:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The United Nations and African Union envoys spearheading e fforts to bring peace to Sudan's war-wracked Darfur region will hold informal co n sultations early next week with regional partners and international observers in a bid to find new momentum for the political process. Full text...

  • WFP: Hijackings in Darfur impeding delivery of critical food supplies
    11 march 2008 21:33:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has warned t hat banditry is hindering the delivery of vital food aid on the ground in Sudan' s war-ravaged Darfur region, but limited funding could ground the air transport s e rvice it runs. Full text...

  • UN expert decries human rights violations by both sides in Darfur
    11 march 2008 20:27:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Sudanese Government military forces and Darfur's rebel mov ements have both committed human rights abuses in the war-wracked region, carryi n g out killings, acts of sexual violence, looting, destruction of property, arbit r ary arrests and forced displacement, an independent United Nations envoy has sai d . Full text...

  • Government of Sudan, UNAMID sign Status of Forces Agreement
    10 february 2008 10:42:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) – Sudan and the United Nations--African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) on Saturday signed the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) in Khartoum which, among other things, provides the legal framework within which UNAMID will operate. Full text...

  • Adada discusses deployment of UNAMID with Netherlands Minister
    07 february 2008 17:49:00
    El Fasher- Sudan (PANA) -- The United Nations (UN)-African Union (AU) Joint Speci al Representative (JSR) for Darfur, Mr. Full text...

  • Government of Sudan releases 8 JEM detainees following UNAMID mediation
    17 january 2008 22:48:00
    Al Fasher- Sudan (PANA) -- The Government of Sudan on Thursday released eight Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) detainees in El Fasher. Full text...

  • Sudanese Ambassador to Egypt commends peace efforts in Darfur
    12 january 2008 04:31:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) -- The Sudanese Ambassador to Egypt, Abdel Moneim Mabrouk, Th ursday commended Cairo's efforts to bring peace and stability in Darfur, PANA re p orts Friday, quoting the semi-official MENA news agency. Full text...

  • Sudanese Ambassador to Egypt commends peace efforts in Darfur
    12 january 2008 04:31:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) -- The Sudanese Ambassador to Egypt, Abdel Moneim Mabrouk, Th ursday commended Cairo's efforts to bring peace and stability in Darfur, PANA re p orts Friday, quoting the semi-official MENA news agency. Full text...

  • Sudan ambassador commends Egypt's peace efforts
    11 january 2008 22:00:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) -- The Sudanese ambassador in Egypt on Thursday commended Cai ro's efforts to restore peace and stability in Sudan. Full text...

  • Sudan ambassador commends Egypt's peace efforts
    11 january 2008 22:00:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) -- The Sudanese ambassador in Egypt on Thursday commended Cai ro's efforts to restore peace and stability in Sudan. Full text...

  • UNAMID takes over from AMIS in Darfur
    31 december 2007 17:48:00
    Alfashir- Sudan (PANA) -- The United Nations/African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) Monday, 31 December, 2007, formally took over from the African Union Mission in the Sudan (AMIS) in a brief but colourful ceremony held here. Full text...

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