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  • 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...

  • African Union Mission to transfer authority to UNAMID on Monday
    30 december 2007 09:46:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The United Nations/African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) will formally take over from the African Union Mission in the Sudan (AMIS) on Monday, at a ceremony at the new mission's headquarters in El Fasher. Full text...

  • Konare says political talks only will bring peace to Darfur
    25 december 2007 12:40:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Alpha O umar Konare has urged the Sudanese authorities to facilitate the deployment of t r oops for the UN/AU Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) and stressed the need for all people involved to find a political solution to the bloody conflict in the region. Full text...

  • UN approves 1.2 billion dollars for Darfur peacekeeping
    25 december 2007 00:09:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The UN has approved a budget of 1. Full text...

  • Sudanese rebel leader to remain in France for at least three months
    24 december 2007 23:00:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The French authorities have decided to allow Abdul Wahid Nour, leader of the rebel Sudanese Liberation Movement (MLS), to remain in France for another three months, a spokesman of the French ministry of foreign affairs, Mrs Pascale Andréani, announced on Monday in Paris. Full text...

  • AMIS transition to UNAMID reviewed
    17 december 2007 22:09:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The AU-UN Joint Special Representative and AMIS Head of Mission, Mr. Full text...

  • Abulgait: Egyptian force ready for Darfur
    06 december 2007 21:24:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The foreign minister of Egypt, Ahmed Abulgait has said his country is ready to send a military force to keep the peace in Darfur, Sudan, as requested by the United Nations. Full text...

  • Sudanese govt suspicious of SPLM role in Darfur crisis
    03 december 2007 09:36:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The Sudanese government has expressed doubts about t he impartiality of the Sudanese Peoples Liberation Movement (SPLM) in mediating w ith the Darfurian rebels. Full text...

  • US condemns threats against Chinese Engineers in Darfur
    28 november 2007 14:36:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The US has condemned recent threats of violence by some Darfur rebel leaders against Chinese engineers in Sudan, who are serving as part of the United Nations-African Union Hybrid Mission in Darfur (UNAMID). Full text...

  • Mediators struggle to bring rebel groups to Libya talks
    18 november 2007 11:59:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) – Mediators in the Darfur pe-ace talks in Sirte, Libya, hav e continued to struggle to bring on board the two rebel groups shunning the talk s , which opened 27 October, PANA reported. Full text...

  • AU special envoy goads Darfur parties toward peace
    16 november 2007 10:36:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- African Union (AU) Special Envoy to Darfur, Salim Ahmed Salim, has urged all parties to the Darfur crisis to come on board f o r peace talks to succeed, saying there is also need for a greater coalition of r e bel movements so they can present a strong position to the Sudanese government. Full text...

  • Equipment hitch may delay deployment of Darfur force
    16 november 2007 09:09:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The planned deployment of the UN-AU hybrid force to Su dan’s western Darfur region may be delayed due to lack of offers by member state s for key military ground transport and aviation units, a senior UN official said Thursday. Full text...

  • AU/UN special envoys to meet regional partners in Asmara on Darfur
    13 november 2007 20:10:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- African Union and United Nations Special Envoys for Darfur, Salim Ahmed Salim and Jan Eliasson, will meet representatives of regional partners of the Darfur peace process in Asmara, Eritrea, on Wednesday to take stock of the on-going process and discuss the way forward, a press communiqué from the Joint AU-UN Mediation Support Team said. Full text...

  • UN, AU officials seek consensus among rebel groups before next round
    12 november 2007 18:59:00
    of Darfur talks Darfur- Sudan (PANA) – United Na-tions and African Union officials have been meeting various rebel groups in Darfur throughout November to build consensus ahead of the third round of peace talks taking place in the Libyan city of Sirte, the African Union Mission in the Sudan (AMIS) information office in Darfur said on Monday It said UN and AU officials had been holding consultations and workshops with and among rebel groups before the third round of talks in which "full talks" were scheduled to take place early December. Full text...

  • AU, UN envoys to Darfur hail Kadhafi
    12 november 2007 08:05:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The AU and UN envoys to Darfur have hailed Libyan leader Mouammar Kadhafi for his role in restoring peace to Sudan's western Darfur region, wrecked by four years of conflict that has claimed an estimated 200,000 lives and displaced over 2 million people In a statement issued here at the weekend, Salim Ahmed Salim and Jan Eliason also reaffirmed the support of the AU and the UN for the efforts which, they said, proved Libya's commitment to peace in Darfur. Full text...

  • Sudanese cabinet briefed on Darfur peace talks
    05 november 2007 13:21:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudan's chief delegate to the Darfur peace talks in Sirte, Libya, Dr. Full text...

  • Ban stresses dialogue for Darfur peace
    27 october 2007 22:38:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says only political dialogue and inclusive consultations would ensure "a viable, sustainable and comprehensive solution to the crisis in Darfur". Full text...

  • AU, UN envoys say rebel unity critical to Darfur peace talks
    27 october 2007 14:12:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) --The African Union and the United Nations peace envoys to the Darfur peace talks which kicked off in Sirte, Libya, Saturday, have expressed optimism a political solution to the conflict was within reach and called for unity among the rebels. Full text...

  • NGO wants US to protect Darfur citizens
    25 october 2007 15:13:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- An International Non-Governmental Organisation, Africa Action, Thursday called on the United States of America to "redouble its diplomatic efforts to secure the immediate deployment of a UN-led peace-keeping force to protect the people of Darfur". Full text...

  • 'Sudan's cooperation vital for speedy UNAMID deployment'
    24 october 2007 08:20:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The cooperation of the Sudanese authorities is vital for a speedy and effective deployment of the AU/UN Hybrid Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), according to the mission's chief of operation, Gen. Full text...

  • 'No evidence of copter gunship usage in Darfur attacks'
    15 october 2007 12:31:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) ceasefire monitoring team in Darfur has confirmed no helicopter gunship was used in recent violence in the volatile region, but warned against attacks against civilians. Full text...

  • 'Situation in Darfur exaggerated'
    12 october 2007 12:07:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The chairman of the Federation of African Workers in France (FEATF), Sidi Guèye, has said the portrayal of the humanitarian situation in the Sudan's western Darfur region "did not match the realities (on the ground)". Full text...

  • 'AU/UN hybrid force lacks necessary equipment'
    09 october 2007 13:19:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The AU/UN hybrid force for Sudan's western Darfur region has "shortfalls in several key aviation and ground transport capacities'', according to UN Assistant Secretary-General Jane Lute. Full text...

  • Nigerian Senate summons Sudanese envoy over Darfur killings
    03 october 2007 07:56:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Angered at the death of seven Nigerian soldiers serving in the African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS) at the weekend, Nigeria's upper Senate has summoned the Sudanese Ambassador to Nigeria to explain the circumstances leading to the death of the African peace keepers. Full text...

  • AU: Darfurian rebels have nothing to gain by attacking peacekeepers
    02 october 2007 16:56:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) on Tuesday warned unrestrained rebel groups in the conflict-torn Darfur region of western Sudan that they have nothing to gain by attacking units of the African peacekeeping force in the region. Full text...

  • UN condemns attack on AU troops in Darfur
    01 october 2007 18:54:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday condemned "in the strongest possible terms'' a deadly weekend attack on African Union (AU) peacekeepers in Darfur. Full text...

  • AU committed to Darfur peace operation despite rebel attacks
    01 october 2007 15:10:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) has vowed to keep peace in the fragile Darfur region, but warned attacks on its ground troops in the region could impact negatively on efforts to achieve a political solution to the conflict in Sudan's western Darfur region. Full text...

  • AMIS evacuates injured troops to Khartoum
    01 october 2007 14:24:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Eight seriously injured personnel of the African Union (AU) peacekeeping force in Darfur region have been evacuated from Haskanita camp Darfur to Khartoum, the Sudanese capital, for emergency treatment, a senior official at the AU headquarters told PANA Monday. Full text...

  • Konare says AMIS attackers to bear consequences
    01 october 2007 07:55:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Outraged by the rebel attack that left 10 personnel of the African Union (AU) peacekeeping mission dead and 10 others wounded in South Darfur Saturday, AU Commission Chairperson Alpha Oumar Konare has said the assailants will bear the consequences of the heinous act. Full text...

  • 'Disarmament only solution to Darfur crisis'
    23 september 2007 21:24:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Force Commander of the UN-AU Hybrid Force in Sudan, Nigerian General Martin Luther Agwai, has said the only way out of the Darfur crisis will be the eventual disarmament of the warring factions. Full text...

  • UN chief tags Darfur a ``complex issue''
    23 september 2007 21:07:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has described the conflict in Sudan's Darfur region as ``a case study in complexity''. Full text...

  • Darfur talks end in disagreement
    22 september 2007 23:57:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The UN and Sudan have deadlocked on whether there are enough qualified African troops to deploy as peace keepers in the troubled Darfur region. Full text...

  • Ban set up trust fund for Darfur peace talks
    22 september 2007 23:56:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has set up a trust fund to support next month's Darfur peace talks in Tripoli, Libya. Full text...

  • Darfur talks end in disagreement
    22 september 2007 20:10:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The UN and Sudan have deadlocked on whether there are enough qualified African troops to deploy as peace keepers in the troubled Darfur region. Full text...

  • China says Khartoum vital to Darfur peace
    12 september 2007 11:52:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- China has said resolving the Darfur conflict will need the cooperation and support of the Sudanese government. Full text...

  • Sudanese stakeholders in SA to appeal for Darfur intervention
    12 september 2007 10:34:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Sudanese civil society representatives, dipl omats, and South African human rights activists will Thursday hold discussions i n Johannesburg on continued human rights violations in Sudan's western Darfur reg i on. Full text...

  • Ban says Kadhafi ready to help end Darfur war
    09 september 2007 20:20:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said here at the weekend that Libyan leader Moammar Kadhafi is ready to help end the war in Sudan's western Darfur region. Full text...

  • Int'l Court prosecutor urges arrest of Darfur criminals
    07 september 2007 13:21:00
    New York- UN (PANA) – Prosecutor of the Hague--based International Criminal Court (ICC), Luis Moreno-Ocampo, has renewed his call for the arrest of indicted Darfur war criminals. Full text...

  • Darfur peace talks to restart in Libya 27 Oct.
    07 september 2007 09:33:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Peace negotiations for the restive Darfur region of western Sudan will start once again 27 Oct. Full text...

Special File - Darfur

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