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  • 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...

  • 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...

Special File - Darfur

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