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  • 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...

  • UN Human Rights Mission on Darfur skips Sudan over visa problem
    14 february 2007 16:08:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A UN Mission on the human rights situation in Sudan's troubled western region of Darfur, decided Wednesday to continue its work despite the uncertainty of obtaining visas for its members to travel to Sudan. Full text...

  • UN, AU envoys call for ceasefire in Sudan's Darfur
    12 february 2007 17:17:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- UN and African Union (AU) envoys who Monday began their six-day joint visit to Sudan have called for cease fire and urged warring parties to bring about a speedy settlement of the Darfur crisis, according to a joint media statement availed to PANA here Monday. Full text...

  • UN, AU accelerate urgency for UN peacekeepers in Darfur
    12 february 2007 09:39:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- UN and African Union (AU) envoys Monday jointly began a six-day visit to Sudan to rejuvenate the peace process in the crisis prone western Darfur region. Full text...

  • Konare condemns murder of AMIS police in Darfur
    11 february 2007 12:24:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Alpha Oumar Konare has expressed profound distress over the murder of a civilian police officer who was serving with the AU Mission in Sudan (AMIS). Full text...

  • Janjaweed militias obstruct humanitarian aid in Darfur, says report
    08 february 2007 09:47:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Despite a notable decrease in the armed activities of Janjaweed militias in the troubled western Sudan region of Darfur, the prevailing situation hinders access of humanitarian agencies operating in the region, according to a report issued Thursday by a peace monitoring body in the region. Full text...

  • Paris confab on child soldiers chide Sudan over Darfur
    07 february 2007 09:17:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- A conference on child soldiers, which began here last Monday late Tuesday repeatedly censured Sudan over the crisis in its western region of Darfur, currently facing a serious humanitarian crisis. Full text...

  • UN human rights body to send mission to Darfur
    13 december 2006 22:26:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN Human Rights Council Wednesday resolved to dispatch a five-member high-level mission to assess the situation in Sudan's war-torn western region of Darfur. Full text...

  • Darfur: UN, AU, Sudan meet on support to AMIS
    13 december 2006 14:53:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The United Nations, African Union (AU) and the Sudanese government are meeting Wednesday in New York to discuss the world body's $21 million light support package to the AU peacekeeping mission in Sudan's war-torn region of Darfur. Full text...

  • Nigerian soldier said abducted in Darfur
    11 december 2006 17:28:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Nigerian army Lieutenant Colonel RAK Adeniyi has been reported abducted in Sudan's war-torn western region of Darfur, a source close to the African Union (AU) Mission in Sudan (AMIS) said Monday. Full text...

  • Clinton advocates for UN Force for Darfur
    10 december 2006 12:46:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Former US President Bill Clinton has advocated for a permanent United Nations peacekeeping force to restore peace and security in Sudan's war-torn Darfur region. Full text...

  • International Court to brief UN Security Council on Darfur
    09 december 2006 17:54:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Individuals allegedly indicted in war crimes in Sudan's Darfur by the Hague (Netherlands)-based International Criminal Court (ICC) will soon face the music, as the court prepares to commence legal action, according to official sources. Full text...

  • AU warns Arab militias in Darfur
    06 december 2006 09:29:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) Commission, Chairperson Alpha Oumar Konare, Wednesday warned of serious consequences if the Arab militias should attack the African peacekeeping force base at El Fasher in Sudan's war-ravaged western region of Darfur. Full text...

  • AU extends mandate of peacekeepers in Sudan by 6 months
    30 november 2006 21:38:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The 66th meeting of the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council (PSC), ended in Abuja late Thursday with the extension by six months of the mandate of the AU Mission in Sudan's western Darfur region. Full text...

  • AU PSC summit on Darfur opens in Abuja
    30 november 2006 17:30:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) summit on the situation in Sudan's troubled western Darfur region and Chad, finally opened here Thursday behind closed doors. Full text...

  • AU Abuja summit on Darfur delayed
    29 november 2006 21:38:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) summit on the worsening situation in Sudan's western Darfur region and Chad, failed to take place as scheduled Wednesday in the Nigerian capital Abuja, organisers said. Full text...

  • AI appeals for protection of civilians in Darfur
    29 november 2006 16:33:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Concerned by the consistent failure of Sudanese authorities to protect civilians in the war-wracked Darfur region, Amnesty International (AI) Wednesday urged the African Union to ensure that the effective protection and human rights of the civilian population are at the centre of any peacekeeping operation in the region. Full text...

  • Annan expects Khartoum's response Wednesday on UN-AU force plan
    28 november 2006 21:35:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Tuesday, he expected Sudan to respond by Wednesday to the proposed deployment of a UN-African Union force in the country's troubled western region of Darfur. Full text...

  • Deployment of UN/AU force: Annan still awaits Bashir's reply
    27 november 2006 22:30:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said here Monday he was still waiting for a positive response from Sudanese President Omar Hassan El-Bashir, on the proposed deployment of a UN-African Union hybrid force in the country's strife-torn western region of Darfur. Full text...

Special File - Darfur

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