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  • Konare regrets Pronk's expulsion from Sudan
    24 october 2006 13:53:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Alpha Oumar Konare has expressed regret and disappointment at Khartoum's decision to expel Jan Pronk, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Sudan. Full text...

  • EU to extend assistance to AMIS until December
    19 october 2006 19:50:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union (EU) said Thursday it would extend until 31 December its ongoing assistance to the African Union (AU) Military Mission in Sudan (AMIS). Full text...

  • Sanctions loom to pressure Sudan to accept UN peacekeepers
    16 october 2006 12:41:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- With the Sudanese government continuing to reject the deployment of UN peacekeepers to war-ravaged Darfur region, an international think tank has suggested the use of sanctions to increase pressure on Khartoum to accept the UN deployment. Full text...

  • Blair commends Kadhafi for peace efforts in Darfur
    12 october 2006 21:51:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, paid tribute to the efforts and enlightened visions of Libyan leader, Col. Full text...

  • Mugabe, Konare meet on Sudan
    12 october 2006 19:04:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson, Alpha Oumar Konare Thursday met Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Africa's peacekeeping efforts in Sudan's troubled western Darfur region. Full text...

  • Food aid reaches more in Darfur amid growing violence
    11 october 2006 11:59:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The World Food Programme (WFP) has announced that in September, food rations reached more than 158,000 people in Darfur, western Sudan, who have been cut off in recent months. Full text...

  • UN condemns upsurge in rape in Darfur
    10 october 2006 19:28:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Violence against women and children by warring groups is reaching alarming levels in Sudan's western region of Darfur, according to UN agencies. Full text...

  • Genocide in Darfur not in world interest - Obasanjo
    10 october 2006 16:53:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo said here Tuesday it would be neither in Africa nor the world's interest to stand by and allow genocide to develop in Sudan's troubled western region of Darfur. Full text...

  • Sudan accepts UN help for African peacekeeping force
    07 october 2006 11:09:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The government of Sudan has accepted the United Nations' offer to support the African Union peacekeeping mission (AMIS) in the country's western region of Darfur, the UN announced on Friday. Full text...

  • EC provides additional aid for war-ravaged Darfur
    05 october 2006 17:42:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The European Commission (EC) has freshly donated 26 million euros to efforts of the World Food Programme (WFP) in Sudan's crisis-ravaged western Darfur region. Full text...

  • AI notes Khartoum's reaction to AU mission extension
    21 september 2006 21:18:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- UK-based international human rights group Amnesty International (AI) Thursday described the Khartoum government's agreement to an extension of the African Union (AU) peacekeeping mission in Sudan, AMIS, as a first step towards the protection of civilians in Darfur but insisted this must be followed by the deployment of UN peacekeepers. Full text...

  • Sudan's El Bashir still rejects UN troops in Darfur
    21 september 2006 20:14:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The Sudanese president, Omar Hassan El Bashir, Thursday in Casablanca reiterated his "categorical rejection" of the United Nations Resolution 1706 providing the deployment of UN troops to Darfur, describing it as "unacceptable, because based on false information and considerations". Full text...

  • Soyinka slams AU, Arab League, UN over Darfur
    20 september 2006 12:06:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka has accused the African Union (AU), Arab League and the United Nations of inaction in Sudan's western Darfur region, where a three-year conflict has claimed some 200,000 lives and made over two million homeless. Full text...

  • Rights groups urge deployment of UN troops in Darfur
    17 september 2006 13:35:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Paris-based International Federation for Human Rights, FIDH, and its member organisations in Africa and Middle East, Sunday urged the Sudanese government to agree the deployment of a UN peacekeeping mission in the country's troubled western region of Darfur, in accordance with UN Security Council resolution 1706. Full text...

  • Concerned groups protest in Paris over Darfur atrocities
    15 september 2006 19:02:00
    Paris- France (PANA) - – A protest meant to denounce violence which has been prevailing since 23 February 2003 in Darfur, will be staged in Paris Saturday, organisers told PANA Friday. Full text...

  • El-Bashir restates Sudan's opposition to UN troops in Darfur
    15 september 2006 08:23:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Sudanese President Omar Hassan El-Bashir, Thursday here restated his country's opposition to the replacement of the African Union (AU) peacekeeping force in Darfur with an UN mission. Full text...

  • Khartoum says only Sudanese can succeed AMIS in Darfur
    14 september 2006 11:00:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- If the African Union (AU) mission in Sudan's western region of Darfur has failed, the AU should withdraw its peacekeepers, Sudan's State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Elsamani Elwasila, has said. Full text...

  • AI says civilians in Darfur are "hostage" to Sudan-UN-AU deadlock
    12 september 2006 11:22:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The people of Darfur "are effectively being held hostage to the deadlock between the UN, the African Union (AU) and the Sudanese government in defiance of international revulsion at the suffering of ordinary Darfuris," Amnesty International (AI) has charged. Full text...

  • Limited access leads to starvation in Darfur - WFP
    11 september 2006 23:45:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Hundreds of thousands of people in Darfur have gone hungry for three consecutive months because fighting and banditry have prevented the World Food Programme (WFP) from reaching them, the UN body disclosed here Monday. Full text...

  • Darfur: Conflict over oil control by Western firms, says Kadhafi
    09 september 2006 20:30:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Colonel Moammar Kadhafi Saturday described the raging crisis in Sudan's western region of Darfur as a "conflict for oil control" among major Western oil companies. Full text...

  • El-Bashir reaffirms opposition to UN mission in Darfur
    09 september 2006 19:14:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- Sudanese President Omar Hassan El-Bashir, Saturday reiterated his opposition to the planned replacement of the African Union (AU) Mission by UN peacekeepers in his country's troubled western region of Darfur. Full text...

  • UN expands mandate of mission in Sudan to Darfur
    01 september 2006 10:47:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- Rather than create a separate peacekeeping mission, the UN Security Council on Thursday expanded the mandate of the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) to help keep peace in the country's war-ravaged Darfur region. Full text...

  • ICRC says Darfur situation remains volatile
    17 august 2006 23:13:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Rebels operating in Sudan's western region of Darfur killed eight aid workers employed by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and robbed several workers in July, underlining the fragile security situation in the region, the relief agency said Thursday. Full text...

  • Senegal's Wade raises high concern over Darfur crisis
    09 august 2006 20:27:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The intransigence of the Sudanese people and leadership to accept UN troops to deploy in Sudan to replace African peacekeepers is a major matter of concern for Senegal's President Abdoulaye Wade, who has been facilitating in this region to help settle the ongoing conflicts there. Full text...

  • Wade pledges to increase Senegalese peacekeepers in Darfur
    07 august 2006 23:38:00
    Darfur- Sudan (PANA) -- Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade has pledged to increase the number of Senegalese contingent serving with the African Union (AU) Mission in Darfur from 622 to 1,000 troops. Full text...

  • Crisis persists in Darfur despite signed peace pact
    07 august 2006 19:43:00
    El Fasher- Sudan (PANA) -- Armed conflict continues to spread distress in the Darfur region (North Sudan) since 2003, leaving thousands dead and over one million displaced, despite a peace agreement signed last May in Abuja, Nigeria. Full text...

  • Moderate Darfur rebel leader arrives in Khartoum
    07 august 2006 15:14:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Leader of the former Darfur rebel Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) Minni Arkua Minnawi has arrived in Khartoum to start practical implementation of the peace deal signed last May meant to end the bloody conflict in Sudan's western Darfur region. Full text...

  • Bashir names SLM leader Minawi Senior Adviser
    06 august 2006 10:17:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudanese President Omar Hassan El-Bashir has appointed Minni Arkua Minawi, leader of a faction of the rebel Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM), his Senior Assistant in an apparent move to rescue a fragile peace accord to end the civil war in the country's western region of Darfur, official sources said here. Full text...

  • MSF decries heightened insecurity in Darfur
    04 august 2006 18:46:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Humanitarian NG0, Doctors Without Borders, with French acronym, MSF, has expressed concern over heightened insecurity in Sudan's troubled western region of Darfur, saying the situation hindered medical services in the area. Full text...

  • Nigeria urges greater international engagement to end Darfur crisis
    25 july 2006 16:44:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian Vice-President Atiku Abubakar Tuesday urged the international community to raise the level of engagement and dialogue with the government of Sudan for the restoration of peace in the country's troubled western Darfur region. Full text...

  • Insecurity in Darfur worries UNHCR
    21 july 2006 17:50:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- The security situation remains worrying in the Darfur region in northwestern Sudan, especially displaced people's camps where humanitarian agencies, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said in a statement issued here Friday. Full text...

  • UN accuses Minnawi faction of rape, murder in Darfur
    10 july 2006 10:54:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The United Nations Sunday accused fighters of the former main rebel group in the western Darfur region of raping and murdering civilians in fighting against rebel factions that rejected a recent peace deal. Full text...

  • Sudan expels Chadian military personnel from Darfur
    03 july 2006 09:44:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The Sudanese government has ordered Chadian military personnel working with African Union (AU) peacekeeping force in the conflict prone western Darfur region to quit the area immediately, clearly sign of unresolved antagonism between both countries. Full text...

  • Sudanese parliament ratifies Darfur peace accord
    02 july 2006 09:35:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) – The Sudanese National Ass-embly has ratified the Darfur Peace Agreement (DPA) between the Khartoum government and the main rebel movement in Darfur to end some three years of fighting the country's western region. Full text...

  • AU to strengthen AMIS ahead of UN takeover
    29 june 2006 11:32:00
    Banjul- The Gambia (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) plans to raise the force level of its mission in Sudan from about 7,000 to 10,500 ahead of a possible takeover of the mission by the United Nations. Full text...

  • SLM delegation en route for Libya-brokered meeting
    27 june 2006 21:22:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Senior members of the main group of Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) are in Khartoum to strategize how to implement the recently signed Darfur Peace Agreement (DPA) that is intended to end what the UN had describes as the world's worst humanitarian crisis. Full text...

  • Sudan suspends UN operations in troubled Darfur
    25 june 2006 10:17:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The Sudanese government has ordered local authorities in Darfur to suspend UN activities in the region, except humanitarian operations by the World Food Programme and international aid agencies. Full text...

  • Konare, El Bashir discuss peacekeeping in Darfur
    22 june 2006 13:01:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Despite Sudan's concern regarding peacekeeping by the United Nations in the war-torn Darfur region, authorities in the country were not rejecting the move, Alpha Oumar Konare, Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission said here Thursday. Full text...

  • Obasanjo: Nigeria remains engaged in Sudan peace talks
    22 june 2006 09:34:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- President Olusegun Obasanjo says Nigeria will continue to encourage all stakeholders in Darfur to accept the recent peace agreement signed on Sudan's troubled western Darfur region. Full text...

  • AU unveils ceasefire commission for Darfur
    15 june 2006 09:02:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) Thursday announced the inauguration of a new ceasefire commission for monitoring all provisions related to suspension of aggressive actions as stipulated in the Darfur Peace Agreement (DPA). Full text...

  • Joint UN/AU mission kick-starts Darfur peace plan
    09 june 2006 15:54:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A joint technical assessment mission of the United Nations and the African Union (AU) left here Friday for Khartoum to consult with Sudanese authorities on implementation of the Darfur Peace Agreement (DPA) concluded last month to end a three-year conflict in the western region of the country. Full text...

  • Pro-peace Darfurians snub undecided factional leaders
    09 june 2006 10:31:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Darfurians committed to making peace in the war-racked region of western Sudan have dealt a blow to the factional leaders who refused to sign the all-embracing peace deal that was concluded last month in Abuja, Nigeria. Full text...

  • UNSC, AU Commission confer on Darfur peace plan
    06 june 2006 12:49:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A mission of the UN Security Council will on Wednesday hold discussions with top officials the African Union (AU) Commission on peacekeeping operation in the war-torn Darfur region of western Sudan, the Commission announced here Tuesday. Full text...

  • WFP boss emphasises humanitarian needs in Sudan
    03 june 2006 10:43:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Visiting WFP Executive Director, James Morris is expected to meet with government ministers here Saturday before flying to South Sudan, where WFP feeds hundreds of thousands of southern Sudanese returning home after 21 years of civil war. Full text...

  • Security Council prepares for UN mission in Darfur
    17 may 2006 16:25:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- In its first major action to safeguard the recent peace agreement over Darfur, the UN Security Council has called for an immediate deployment of a technical mission to the war-ravaged region to assess the conditions there in preparation for the deployment of a UN peacekeeping force. Full text...

  • AU partners back Darfur peace deal
    17 may 2006 11:45:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- African Union (AU) partners, mainly Western donor nations, have reaffirmed their determination to contribute to the implementation of the Darfur Peace Agreement (DPA), aimed at ending the bloody conflict in Sudan's western region. Full text...

  • Khartoum questions UN's role in Darfur deal
    15 may 2006 14:54:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Sudan's Foreign Minister Lam Akol on Monday questioned the proposed transfer of the African Union Mission's role in Darfur to the UN after parties to the conflict in the region have signed a peace agreement. Full text...

  • Konare outlines urgency in implementing Darfur deal
    15 may 2006 14:31:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Warning of a likely rapid deterioration of the situation in the war-racked Darfur region of western Sudan, African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Alpha Oumar Konare on Monday asked AU Member States to provide additional troops for the African peacekeeping mission in the region. Full text...

  • AU seeks more peacekeeping troops for Darfur
    15 may 2006 13:08:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) Commission said Monday it was consulting with member States to secure additional troops for its mission in Sudan's troubled western region of Darfur. Full text...

  • Egypt hails Obasanjo over Darfur pact
    14 may 2006 20:50:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has congratulated his Nigerian counterpart, Olusegun Obasanjo, for his leadership role in efforts to resolve the conflict in Sudan's western Darfur region, according to a statement from the Egyptian Press and Information Bureau. Full text...

Special File - Darfur

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