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  • 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...

  • ICC issues arrest warrants for Darfur suspects
    02 may 2007 12:53:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The Hague (Netherlands)-based International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued their first arrest warrants for suspects implicated in war crimes in Sudan's restive Darfur region. Full text...

  • Kadhafi impressed by "international interest" in Darfur
    30 april 2007 10:43:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan Colonel Moammar Kadhafi, has hailed the interest shown by the international community in the Darfur, Sudan, issue, noting the concern was a sign of the world's interest in peace in the African continent. Full text...

  • Darfur Day protestors seek UN intervention in Darfur
    29 april 2007 13:47:00
    Paris- France (PANA) – Some 500,000 protesters in -Paris on Saturday urged the UN to promptly sent an intervention force to Darfur, Sudan's western region that is facing a serious military and humanitarian crisis. Full text...

  • Participants arrive for Darfur international peace meeting in Tripoli
    27 april 2007 21:31:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Chadian Foreign Minister Ahmed Allami is among dignitaries already in Tripoli for Saturday's international conference on the crisis in Sudan's western region of Darfur. Full text...

  • Tripoli to host international meeting on Darfur
    26 april 2007 23:04:00
    Tripoli- Libya(PANA) -- A meeting devoted to the Darfur crisis takes place on 28 April in Tripoli, Libya, bringing together the African Union (AU), delegates from the United Nations, the US, China and Russia, according to diplomatic sources here. Full text...

  • UN to spend US$300 million on Darfur support package
    19 april 2007 11:48:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The UN Heavy Support Package to help end the war in Sudan's western region of Darfur will cost the world body more than US$300 million in the first six months, UN spokesperson Michele Montas said here Thursday. Full text...

  • AU spends US$25 million monthly on Darfur mission - Official
    18 april 2007 09:03:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) is spending about US$25 million monthly on its peacekeeping mission in Sudan's war-torn western region of Darfur, according to the AU Commissioner for Peace and Security, Said Djinnit. Full text...

  • UN welcomes new moves by Khartoum over Darfur
    16 april 2007 21:03:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday welcomed Sudan's acceptance of the UN heavy support package for African Union (AU) peacekeepers in war-ravished Darfur. Full text...

  • Sudan accepts UN heavy support package
    16 april 2007 18:24:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- Ahead of Monday's crucial meeting between the African Union (AU) and United Nations in New York, the Sudanese government has accepted the UN heavy support package for AU peacekeepers in war-ravished Darfur. Full text...

  • Armed men kill Rwandan peacekeeper in Darfur
    11 april 2007 09:45:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) has once again warned insurgents in the troubled Darfur region of western Sudan that attacks against AU peacekeeping troops in the region would never serve the cause of the Darfurians. Full text...

  • Sudan consents to UN peacekeeping support in Darfur
    10 april 2007 09:03:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Sudan, the African Union (AU) and the United Nations have agreed on the need to move expeditiously with the implementation of the proposed heavy support package for peacekeeping in the troubled Darfur region, the AU Commission said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Sudan re-states opposition to UN peacekeepers in Darfur
    07 april 2007 12:45:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Sudanese justice minister Ali al-Mardhi said here Saturday that his country was ready to accept financial help for an African Union peacekeepers in Darfur, but would not admit "foreign forces" under the UN-AU hybrid mission. Full text...

  • UN rights chief demands probe on Darfur sex violence
    06 april 2007 17:20:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- UN human rights chief Louise Arbour Friday called for investigations into widespread sexual violence in Sudan's war-torn Darfur region. Full text...

  • UN, AU, Sudan to discuss Darfur peace mission
    06 april 2007 14:08:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The UN, the African Union (AU) and the Sudanese government are to meet in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Monday, to finalise a UN "heavy support package" to boost the AU mission in Sudan's troubled western region of Darfur, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said. Full text...

  • AU mulls over AMIS beef-up to resist insurgency in Darfur
    05 april 2007 18:10:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Though cash-strapped to keep up peacekeeping operations in Africa's trouble spots, the African Union (AU) Thursday said there was need to beef up its force in the restive Darfur region of western Sudan to six battalions. Full text...

  • AU mourns death of Senegalese peacekeepers in Darfur
    03 april 2007 13:21:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) has expressed "deep shock and sadness" over the killing of five Senegalese troops who were serving under the protection force of the AU Mission in Sudan (AMIS). Full text...

  • UN, AU to meet on Darfur
    03 april 2007 10:23:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Chairman of the African Union (AU) Commission Alpha Konare will hold a two-day meeting on Darfur in New York mid April. Full text...

  • 4 Senegalese peacekeepers died in Darfur attack
    02 april 2007 21:14:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Four Senegalese peacekeepers were killed and another one seriously wounded Sunday in Darfur in an attack perpetrated by elements of the Sudanese Liberation Army (SLA), the Army Public Relations Division (Dirpa) said. Full text...

  • Kadhafi defends Sudan over Darfur
    28 march 2007 16:45:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader, Col. Full text...

  • Letter from Sudanese president annoys UN Secretary-General
    16 march 2007 09:47:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed displeasure with the contents of a letter from Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir's concerning the crisis in Sudan's western Darfur region. Full text...

  • Rwandan threatens troop pullout from Darfur
    14 march 2007 09:41:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- President Paul Kagame of Rwanda on Wednesday threatened to withdraw Rwandan troops serving in the African Union (AU) peacekeeping mission in Sudan's western region of Darfur should the international community continue to remain passive over the crisis there. Full text...

  • Ban weighs invitation by President Bashir to visit Sudan
    13 march 2007 10:54:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir has invited UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in a telephone discussion, to visit Sudan which is shaken by armed crisis in its western Darfur region. Full text...

  • El-Bashir challenges UN-AU troop plan for Darfur
    11 march 2007 14:30:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- Sudanese President Omar El-Bashir has challenged the plan by the UN to deploy a hybrid force in Darfur, calling for more negotiations despite an earlier agreement in principle. Full text...

  • Al-Bashir replies UN chief on Darfur
    10 march 2007 18:29:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- Sudanese president Omar Al-Bashir has replied UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the proposed United Nations- African Union hybrid force for the country's war-torn Darfur region, a UN official said here. Full text...

  • Raids in Darfur worry EU
    07 march 2007 22:46:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union (EU) has expressed "grave concern" over bombings by the Sudanese army near the Chadian border and the attacks carried out by Djanjawid militias in north Darfur. Full text...

  • ICC to name Darfur war crime suspects
    23 february 2007 14:26:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN-backed International Criminal Court (ICC) said it would next week name the first set of suspects of war crimes in Sudan's troubled western region of Darfur. Full text...

  • UN-AU envoys meet El-Bashir on Darfur
    19 february 2007 08:43:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- UN and AU envoys, ended their six-day special mission to Sudan at the weekend after talks with President Omar El-Bashir, UN spokesperson Michele Montas has said. Full text...

Special File - Darfur

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