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  • 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...

  • Negotiations on Darfur to resume in Libya in October
    06 september 2007 21:11:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The African Union Commission and the UN have chosen Libya to host the final negotiations between the Sudanese government and the non-signatories to the Abuja Peace Agreement, the Libyan News Agency, JANA, reported in Tripoli. Full text...

  • Pakistani named UN envoy to Sudan
    05 september 2007 12:38:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- A Pakistani diplomat, Ashraf Qazi, has been appointed the Special Representative of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to Sudan's western Darfur region, UN spokesperson Michele Montas said here. Full text...

  • Rwanda to send 800 troops to Darfur in October
    31 august 2007 12:26:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwanda will send a battalion of 800 troops for the hybri d AU-UN peacekeeping mission in Sudan's western region of Darfur mid-October, Rwan dan military spokesman, Maj. Full text...

  • AI accuses Sudan of violating arms embargo
    24 august 2007 20:07:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- Amnesty International (AI) claims the Sudanese government is sending weapons to Darfur region in defiance of a UN arms embargo. Full text...

  • Salim consults Darfurians ahead of peace negotiations
    23 august 2007 09:03:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- African Union (AU)'s Special Envoy for Darfur, Salim Ahmed Salim, has started a week-long visit to Sudan to further consult on preparations for the upcoming negotiations on the restive western region of the country. Full text...

  • Rwanda pledges more troops for Darfur peacekeeping
    16 august 2007 19:27:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwanda has pledged additional troops to strengthen the hybrid AU/UN peace keeping forces in Sudan's crisis- prone western region of Darfur, military sources affirmed in Kigali Thursday. Full text...

  • 'Congo will send troops to Darfur'
    15 august 2007 13:46:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso has announced that the country will contribute troops to the UN/AU hybrid peacekeeping force being planned for Sudan's Western Darfur region. Full text...

  • Salim says tough road ahead for peace in Darfur
    14 august 2007 15:19:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Though hailing the disposition of opposing parties involved in the Darfur crisis to negotiate, the African Union (AU) Special Envoy to the troubled region of western Sudan, Salim Ahmed Salim, said here Tuesday the road ahead was still very tough. Full text...

  • SA welcomes developments in Darfur peace talks
    08 august 2007 15:47:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African government is impressed by the developments in the Darfur Peace Talks convened by the United Nations and African Union (AU) in Arusha, Tanzania, 3-6 August. Full text...

  • EU welcomes AU-UN hybrid force for Darfur
    03 august 2007 09:16:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union (EU) has welcomed the adoption by the UN Security Council of the resolution allowing the deployment of the joint AU/UN force in Sudan's western Darfur region, according to an EU statement. Full text...

  • Germany to provide US$32m for Darfur force
    02 august 2007 18:49:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- German Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, said here Thursday his country would provide US$32 million for logistics in support of the UN/AU hybrid peace keeping force, to be deployed in Sudan's Western Darfur region. Full text...

  • UN labels outcome of Darfur meeting "constructive"
    20 july 2007 18:56:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, has welcomed the "constructive outcome" of a well-attended international meeting on the situation in Sudan's war-torn Darfur region. Full text...

  • NGOs seek exclusion of El-Beshir from Lisbon summit
    17 july 2007 18:40:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- Oxfam, International Crisis Group (ICG) and Human Right Watch (HRW) have asked the Portuguese government not to invite Sudanese President Omar El-Beshir to the Europe/Africa summit planned for December in Lisbon, officials revealed here Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN envoy praises results of conference on Darfur
    16 july 2007 20:51:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) – Resultant consensus from t-he international conference held in Tripoli on the Darfur crisis reflected the will of the international community to achieve peace in Darfur through the adoption of a political dialogue as the only option for peace, UN envoy Jan Eliason observed here Monday. Full text...

  • UN tasks member nations for Darfur peacekeeping force
    01 july 2007 10:11:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- UN Under Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Marie Guehenno, has called on member states to contribute troops, police and civilian personnel to the UN-AU hybrid force for the war-torn Darfur region in western Sudan. Full text...

  • Human rights groups in "solidarity show" with Darfur
    28 june 2007 11:44:00
    Accra- Ghana, (PANA) -- A coalition of local and international human rights organisation late Wednesday night held a solidarity show at Ghana's National Theatre, Accra, to press the African leaders to call for an immediate end to the carnage in the Darfur region of Sudan. Full text...

  • Human rights groups want UN/AU force in Darfur quickly
    27 june 2007 21:04:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The International Federation of Human Rights and allied organisations have urged African leaders attending the African Union summit in Accra to ensure an immediate deployment of a hybrid UN-AU force to restore peace in Darfur, as agreed upon by UN Resolution 1706 ten months ago. Full text...

  • Rights activist urges African leaders to end killings in Darfur
    27 june 2007 11:47:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A Darfur human rights advocate, Salih Mahmoud Osman, has called on African leaders to be courageous and ask Sudan to stop the torture, killings and other forms of human rights abuse in the country's province of Darfur. Full text...

  • Sarkozy warns Sudanese govt, rebels
    25 june 2007 19:01:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- French President Nicolas Sarkozy, has warned that the international community will insist on the cooperation of the Sudanese government and the rebel groups, in the settlement of crisis in Sudan's western region of Darfur. Full text...

  • France pledges 10 million-Euro support for AMIS
    25 june 2007 18:43:00
    Paris- France (PANA) - – French President Nicolas Sarkozy, announced here Monday that Paris would support the African Mission in Sudan (AMIS) with 10 million Euros, toward ending the war in that country's western region of Darfur. Full text...

  • Paris conference puts pressure on Darfur parties
    25 june 2007 12:45:00
    Paris- France (PANA) – French foreign minister, Be-rnard Kouchner Monday told a ministerial meeting of the extended contact Group for Darfur here that Sudanese parties to the Darfur crisis should be pressurised back to the negotiating table. Full text...

  • AU shuns Paris conference on Darfur
    25 june 2007 10:57:00
    Paris- France (PANA) – The African Union (AU) has -boycotted the Paris international conference on Darfur, which opened here Monday. Full text...

  • US, allies threaten more sanctions against Sudan
    19 june 2007 17:05:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- US and its allies on the UN Security Council may impose additional sanctions against the Sudan government if it shows any "feet-dragging" on the deployment of the UN/AU hybrid force to end human sufferings in the Darfur region, US envoy to the UN, Zalmay Khalilzad, warned here. Full text...

  • PSC welcomes Sudan's nod to hybrid operation in Darfur
    14 june 2007 09:42:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) Thursday welcomed Sudan's acceptance of the hybrid peacekeeping operation to be mounted by the United Nations in the country's troubled western region of Darfur. Full text...

  • Let AU-UN hybrid operation breed peace in Darfur
    13 june 2007 18:32:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Darfurians are, at long last, getting some indication of a likely end to the bloody crisis that has riddled their native region in western Sudan for nearly four years. Full text...

  • Sudan, AU, UN agree on Hybrid Operation in Darfur
    12 june 2007 18:51:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- After painstaking tripartite negotiations, the United Nations, the African Union and the Government of Sudan Tuesday reached a mutual understanding on having a Hybrid Peacekeeping Operation in the troubled Darfur region of western Sudan. Full text...

  • UN, AU, Sudanese govt for major talks on Darfur Monday
    08 june 2007 11:06:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The UN, African Union (AU) and the Sudanese government will meet on 11-12 June in Khartoum on the deployment of 23,000 peacekeepers to war-torn Darfur region, UN deputy spokesperson Marie Okabe said here Friday. Full text...

  • ICC orders arrest of 2 Darfur war suspects
    07 june 2007 22:30:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) Thursday called on Sudan to arrest its two citizens indicted over the war in in the country's western region of Darfur. Full text...

  • Desmond Tutu for meeting on Darfur in Brussels
    05 june 2007 09:01:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- Anglican Archbishop and Nobel laureate, His Grace Desmond Tutu is expected Tuesday in Brussels to participate in discussions over the bloody conflict in Sudan's western Darfur region. Full text...

  • Ban rebuffs US on Sudan sanctions
    30 may 2007 09:16:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- US efforts to push the UN for more sanctions on Sudan took a blow late Tuesday after the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he will still adopt diplomatic posture to resolve the crisis. Full text...

  • Bush to announce sanctions on Sudan
    29 may 2007 12:15:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- US President George Bush is expected Tuesday to announce "stiff" economic sanctions against Sudan, according to the New York Times. Full text...

  • Security Council approves 23,000-force for Darfur
    26 may 2007 12:09:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The UN Security Council has approved the deployment of more than 23,000 peacekeepers in Sudan's troubled western region of Darfur under a joint UN-AU command. Full text...

  • French, African artistes sing for Darfur
    25 may 2007 21:31:00
    Paris- France (PANA) – Several international artis-tes including France's Francis Lalanne and Congo's Sinda Makelele and Mimi Mavitiku have jointly produced a three-minute pop video in which they urge the UN to protect the people Sudan's western region of Darfur. Full text...

  • UN, AU finalise report on hybrid Darfur force
    25 may 2007 20:23:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The UN and the African Union (AU) have submitted a joint report to the UN Security Council on the hybrid peacekeeping force for Sudan's war-torn western region of Darfur. Full text...

  • Darfur painting on show at Africa Week event in Paris
    23 may 2007 20:10:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- An impression on Sudan's restive region of Darfur by Malagasy painter, Brigitte Rabarijoana, is on display at the Africa Week event currently underway here since Monday. Full text...

  • Hollywood stars assist Darfur war victims with US$1 million
    11 may 2007 21:11:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- Hollywood stars, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have donated US$1 million for humanitarian assistance to war victims in Sudan's western region of Darfur, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR said in a statement here Friday. Full text...

  • PAP urges support for non-signatories to Darfur truce accord
    10 may 2007 10:21:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The Pan African Parliament has called for the support of the revitalisation of the Ceasefire Joint Commission on Darfur so that non-signatories who were expelled by UNMIS can be part of the mechanism. Full text...

  • UN warns Khartoum to stop Darfur bombings
    10 may 2007 10:21:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, has called on the government in Sudan to stop aerial bombardments in Darfur, saying "it is causing death and destruction in the troubled region in the past three weeks". Full text...

  • AU, UN name chief of peacekeeping mission in Darfur
    09 may 2007 08:24:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission and the UN Secretary-General have appointed Congolese diplomat Rodolphe Adada as Special Representative of the two organizations for the troubled Darfur region of western Sudan. Full text...

  • Libya, Chad, Egypt seek regional solution to Darfur crisis
    08 may 2007 22:54:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The tripartite summit here Tuesday on the situation in Sudan's Darfur, which brought together Libyan revolutionary leader Moammar Kadhafi, Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and his Chadian counterpart Idriss Déby, underscored the need to manage crisis at a regional level. Full text...

  • Egypt keen on contributing troops to the Darfur UN/AU hybrid force
    08 may 2007 21:37:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Egypt's presidential spokesman Soleimane Aouad said here late Monday his country had informed the United Nations of its willingness to contribute between 1,200 and 1,900 troops to the UN/AU hybrid force for Sudan's Darfur region. Full text...

  • Libya to host tripartite summit on Darfur
    08 may 2007 21:29:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) – Chadian President Idriss D-eby arrived here Tuesday morning just moments after his Egyptian counterpart Hosni Mubarak for a tripartite summit on the crisis in Sudan's province of Darfur. Full text...

  • Congolese named joint AU/UN Darfur representative
    08 may 2007 18:20:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The UN and the African Union (AU) Tuesday appointed Rodolphe Adada of the Republic of Congo as Joint Special Representative for Sudan's troubled western region of Darfur. Full text...

  • Sarkozy calls for trial of people behind Darfur crisis
    04 may 2007 08:44:00
    Paris- France (PANA) – Union for the Majority (UMP-) candidate in the French presidential race slated for Sunday, Nicolas Sarkozy, late Wednesday here said Sudanese leaders indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) must be tried for their alleged role in the Darfur region crisis. Full text...

  • France's future president to address Darfur crisis
    02 may 2007 13:04:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- France's future president due to be elected Sunday at the end of the run-off pitting Socialist candidate Segolène Royal and the Union for the Majority (UMP) leader, Nicolas Sarkozy, will address the crisis in the Sudan's western region of Darfur, which is facing a serious security and humanitarian crisis, a source in Paris told PANA Wednesday. Full text...

Special File - Darfur

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