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  • 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...

  • International Criminal Court probes war crimes in Sudan's Darfur
    25 november 2006 18:06:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The International Criminal Court (ICC) is investigating alleged war crimes in Sudan's Darfur region and may soon file charges, according to a senior UN official. Full text...

  • UN official says 4 million need aid in Darfur
    21 november 2006 09:00:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- United Nations humanitarian chief Jan Egeland says about four million people in Sudan's strife-torn Darfur region are in need of urgent assistance. Full text...

  • MSF decries intense violence in Darfur
    16 november 2006 15:51:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Medicines Sans Frontieres (MSF) Thursday decried what it termed "intensified" cases of violence in Sudan's volatile region of Darfur, saying its workers have been unable to reach hundreds of families in need of emergency health services. Full text...

  • Sudan rejects planned UN-AU "hybrid force" in Darfur
    15 november 2006 09:46:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- On the eve of a crucial meeting in Addis Ababa on the escalating Darfur crisis, the Sudanese government has rejected a plan to deploy a joint UN-African Union (AU) force in country's troubled western region, a senior UN official has said here. Full text...

  • UN, AU officials to meet on Darfur in Addis Ababa
    14 november 2006 12:40:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN and African Union (AU) officials are to hold a crucial meeting in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, on the crisis in Sudan's western region of Darfur, a UN official has said here. Full text...

  • UN Security Council, Annan discuss Darfur
    09 november 2006 17:03:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and the organisation's 15-member Security Council have deliberated on the current situation in the troubled western Darfur region of Sudan. Full text...

  • UN supports AU mission in Sudan
    08 november 2006 17:59:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN is to despatch military equipment and personnel as well as police advisers to assist the African Union (AU) Mission in Sudan (AMIS), as part of efforts to ensure peace and security in the country's troubled western region of Darfur, a UN official has said. Full text...

  • Darfur still tense, amid attacks on civilians - UN
    07 november 2006 14:43:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The United Nations Mission in Sudan has reported three violent attacks on displaced persons near Kalma camp in South Darfur in recent days. Full text...

  • African leaders discuss Darfur crisis in Beijing
    05 november 2006 11:07:00
    Beijing- China (PANA) -- Some African leaders attending the ongoing Sino-African summit in Beijing Sunday met on the sidelines of the gathering to deliberate on the worsening situation in Sudan's western Darfur region and the country's persistent refusal to accept UN forces. Full text...

  • Wade briefs Kadhafi on Darfur efforts
    24 october 2006 20:21:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) – Senegalese president Abdou-laye Wade Tuesday briefed Libyan leader Moammar Kadhafi on contacts made with the stakeholders in the Darfur (western Sudan) crisis under the aegis of the initiative of senior African leaders committee to resolve the Darfur issue. Full text...

  • 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...

Special File - Darfur

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