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  • Kadhafi, Wade for African solution to Darfur crisis
    20 february 2006 22:52:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader, Col. Full text...

  • AU team expels three over brawl at Darfur talks
    02 february 2006 14:15:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) mediation team at the Darfur peace talks in Abuja has expelled from the talks three members of the rebel group Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) for allegedly beating up fellow JEM negotiators at the weekend. Full text...

  • AU lauds Darfur women's peace role
    12 january 2006 18:40:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Women in Sudan's troubled western region of Darfur are supporting the African Union-brokered peace process through their presence at the peace talks in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, according to a report released here Thursday by the AU Commission. Full text...

  • Kadhafi, Bozizé discuss AU mini-summit on Darfur
    03 january 2006 18:13:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Moammar Kadhafi on Tuesday held discussions with President François Bozizé of the Central African Republic (CAR) on the mini-summit called by the African Union (AU) on Sudan's troubled Darfur region scheduled for Wednesday in Tripoli. Full text...

  • Libya to host mini-summit on Darfur crisis Wednesday
    03 january 2006 14:31:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- A mini-sumit devoted to the crisis in western Sudan's troubled Darfur region will take place in Tripoli Wednesday as decided by the current African Union (AU) chairman, president Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria, a senior official announced here. Full text...

  • AU mediator on Darfur talks briefs Obasanjo
    31 december 2005 14:48:00
    Ota- Nigeria (PANA) -- African Union (AU) mediator for the ongoing Darfur peace talks in Abuja, Salim Ahmed Salim, Saturday visited Nigeria President and AU chairman, Olusegun Obasanjo, apparently to brief him on the progress made at the dragging talks. Full text...

  • Sudanese president leaves for talks with Obasanjo
    19 december 2005 08:55:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- President Omar Bashir of Sudan leaves Khartoum Monday for Abuja for talks with his Nigerian counterpart Olusegun Obasanjo on how to accelerate the ongoing peace negotiations between his government and rebels from the troubled western Darfur region. Full text...

  • EC provides E70 million to AU mission in Sudan
    16 december 2005 09:54:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Commission of the African Union (AU) and the European Commission (EC) Friday signed a 70 million euro agreement for the maintenance of the African peacekeeping mission in the war-racked Darfur region of western Sudan. Full text...

  • EU welcomes resumption of Darfur peace talks
    01 december 2005 22:17:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union said it welcomed the resumption of the peace talks on Sudan's western Darfur region, Tuesday in Abuja, Nigeria. Full text...

  • Obasanjo warns warring parties as Darfur talks 7th round opens
    29 november 2005 19:27:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The seventh round of the Darfur peace talks opened in Nigeria's capital city of Abuja Tuesday, with President Olusegun Obasanjo warning that Nigeria may no longer be willing to host future talks if agreement is not reached at the soonest. Full text...

  • Darfur peace talks to resume in Abuja Tuesday
    28 november 2005 07:33:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Parties to the three-year bloody crisis in Sudan's western region of Darfur will Tuesday start the seventh round of peace talks in the Nigerian capital Abuja, aimed at reaching a conclusive agreement, the African Union (AU) Commission has said. Full text...

  • SLM factions reunite, ready for talks in Abuja
    27 november 2005 10:20:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Barely one day before resumption of Darfur peace talks in Abuja, Nigeria, the rebel Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) -- the Darfur main rebel group -- said its two antagonised factions had united under a joint programme following reconciliation talks in the Chadian capital N'djamena. Full text...

  • EU envoy to Sudan visits Tripoli
    24 november 2005 12:16:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan minister in charge of African Union (AU) affairs, Dr Ali Triki, and the visiting European Union (EU) envoy to Sudan, Tikaha Visto, discussed on Wednesday in Tripoli the latest developments of the troubled Darfur region. Full text...

  • Non-compliant parties in Darfur peace talks risk sanctions
    23 november 2005 08:01:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Urging all Sudanese parties involved in the Darfur crisis to return to the peace talks in Abuja, Nigeria, the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) has warned that any party blocking the peace process would risk sanctions. Full text...

  • US envoys to meet Darfur rebel faction leader
    12 november 2005 11:40:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Visiting US Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick said he had sent two envoys to prod a breakaway leader of the main Darfur rebel group, to attend the next African Union-brokered peace talks in the Nigerian capital Abuja. Full text...

  • US senior official due in Sudan on Darfur crisis
    05 november 2005 10:13:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- US Deputy Secretary of State, Robert Zoellick is expected in Khartoum next week to seek progress in resolving the conflict in Sudan's western Darfur region and to push the implementation of January's peace agreement that ended the war in the south of the country, diplomatic sources said here Saturday. Full text...

  • Darfur refugees free last batch of abducted aid workers
    26 october 2005 09:14:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Internal refugees in Darfur's largest displaced camp in western Sudan Tuesday released the last batch of some 34 relief workers they abducted last Sunday, UN sources said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • US top official visits Sudan
    22 october 2005 14:31:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Jendayi Frazer has arrived in Khartoum as part of fresh effort by Washington to push for peace in Sudan. Full text...

  • Nutrition improves in Darfur, but insecurity remains a problem - WFP
    21 october 2005 16:32:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The influx of massive food and other humanitarian assistance to Darfur has succeeded in almost halving malnutrition rates in the Sudan's troubled western region to just below the emergency threshold, but escalating violence remains a major problem, the World Food Programme (WFP) said Friday. Full text...

  • Another round of Darfur peace talks ends in Abuja
    20 october 2005 15:02:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The sixth round of Darfur peace talks ended in the Nigeria capital Abuja Thursday, with little progress achieved on the substantive issues of power and wealth sharing and security arrangements. Full text...

  • AU military team tours Darfur after rebel attacks on peacekeepers
    15 october 2005 10:56:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- An African Union (AU) military mission has left Khartoum for Sudan's troubled western region of Darfur on a week-long tour following recent killings of African peacekeepers there, AU sources said here. Full text...

  • AMIS personnel abductors void of political ethics
    13 october 2005 12:06:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The acting Head of the African Union (AU) Mission in Sudan (AMIS), Jean Baptiste Natama, has described Darfurian rebels who had last week abducted personnel of the Mission as thugs lacking in political ethics. Full text...

  • PSC orders Darfur rebels to verify positions
    11 october 2005 10:12:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Expressing concern over the deteriorating security situation in Darfur, the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) has called upon rebel movements in the western Sudan region to submit to the verification of their locations. Full text...

  • Konare accuses rebels of killing AMIS soldiers in Darfur
    10 october 2005 12:02:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Accusing the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) of committing atrocities against personnel of the African Mission in Sudan (AMIS), African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Alpha Oumar Konare has said he would seek action by the UN Security Council. Full text...

  • AU blames SLA rebels for Nigerian soldiers' deaths
    09 october 2005 16:13:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS) has blamed Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) rebels for Saturday's killing of two Nigerian peacekeepers serving with AMIS and two civilian drivers, employees of AMIS contractor PAE, of the US. Full text...

  • AU says ready to prove Sudan army attack on Darfur civilians
    06 october 2005 11:59:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) Mission in the Sudan (AMIS) says it is prepared to show photographic evidence of Sudan security forces' involvement in last week's attacks on civilians in the western region of Darfur. Full text...

  • Chad closes Consulate in Darfur over Sudanese militia attack
    04 october 2005 10:20:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Chad has ordered the closure of its General-Consulate in Geneina, in Sudan's troubled western region of Darfur, following alleged Sudanese militia attack on civilians in a Chadian village last week, press reports said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Sudan tackles AU for carpeting Khartoum on ceasefire violation
    03 october 2005 08:07:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The Khartoum government has taken issue with the African Union (AU) which accused it of collaborating with Arab militia to attack defenceless civilians last week in the country's restive western region of Darfur. Full text...

  • AU's PSC to discuss Darfur crisis Monday
    02 october 2005 11:09:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) will convene Monday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to discuss the rampant violation of the ceasefire in by all sides to the conflict in Sudan's western Darfur region. Full text...

  • AU accuses Khartoum over fresh attacks in Darfur
    02 october 2005 10:42:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- In the wake of fresh violence in troubled western Darfur, the African Union (AU) has accused the Sudanese government of coordinating with Arab Janjaweed militias in the latest attacks on civilians. Full text...

  • UN envoy condemns militia attacks on Darfur refugee camp
    01 october 2005 10:53:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- UN Special envoy to Sudan, Jan Pronk has condemned the attacks by suspected Arab militias on a refugee camp in the country's western Darfur region, warning that the perpetrators could be referred to the International Criminal Court at the Hague for prosecution. Full text...

  • Sudan denies genocide in troubled Darfur region
    27 september 2005 10:17:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Reacting to a remarks by the UN secretary general's special advisor on the prevention of genocide, Sudan on Monday denied that genocide or ethnic cleansing had occurred in its troubled Western region of Darfur. Full text...

  • SLM splinter group vows to repulse Sudan government attack
    24 september 2005 11:45:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- A breakaway rebel group in Sudan's wa -torn western Darfur region claimed on Saturday that government forces were preparing to recapture a town along the border with neighbouring Chad. Full text...

  • Sudan's unity government faces tall agenda
    23 september 2005 20:06:00
    Dakar- Sudan (PANA) -- After months of political wrangling Sudan's new unity transitional government was finally inaugurated yesterday ushering the East African nation into one of the most delicate political periods in its post independence history. Full text...

  • Darfur rebels accuse Khartoum govt of fresh attacks
    19 september 2005 14:54:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The two main rebel groups in Sudan's western Darfur region Monday accused the Khartoum government troops and the Janjaweed militia of mounting fresh attacks on their (rebels') positions, warning such attacks could jeopardise ongoing peace talks in Nigeria. Full text...

  • Rebel movement demands inclusion in Darfur peace talks
    15 september 2005 22:54:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- The National Movement for Recovery and Development (MNRD), a splinter rebel group in Sudan's western region of Darfur has called for the involvement of all warring groups in the African Union-mediated peace talks which resumed Thursday in Abuja, Nigeria. Full text...

  • Darfur talks opening delayed in Nigeria
    15 september 2005 14:00:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Thursday's opening of the Darfur peace talks in Nigeria's capital city of Abuja has been delayed by three hours due to "logistic reasons," official sources said. Full text...

  • Khartoum set for Darfur peace talks in Abuja
    12 september 2005 20:25:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The Sudanese government is prepared to resume peace talks with Darfur rebels as scheduled in the Nigerian capital Abuja, 15 September, a government official has said. Full text...

  • Darfur rebel group seeks postponement of Abuja peace talks
    07 september 2005 11:59:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM), one of the two rebel groups in the country's troubled Darfur region, has asked for postponement of the African Union-brokered peace talks scheduled to resume in the Nigerian capital Abuja 15 September. Full text...

  • Triki, Salim discuss Sudan's Darfur crisis
    06 september 2005 23:15:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The special envoy of the African Union (AU) Commission overseeing peace talks on Darfur, Dr. Full text...

  • AU condemns raids against relief convoy in Darfur
    06 september 2005 07:53:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) Mission in Sudan has condemned sporadic raids against relief convoy and workers blamed on one of the rebel groups in the country's western Darfur region. Full text...

  • Bashir vows to end Darfur conflict
    03 september 2005 11:11:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Ahead of the resumption of Darfur peace talks in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, 15 September, Sudanese President Omar Hassan el-Bashir has reaffirmed the commitment of the Khartoum government to end the conflict in his country's western region. Full text...

  • Senegalese troops take position in Darfur
    02 september 2005 14:56:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The deployment of 538 Senegalese troops in Darfur, western Sudan this week has brought to five battalions so far committed to the African Union (AU) peacekeeping mission in the conflict- torn region, the AU Commission announced here Friday. Full text...

  • Security Council urges Sudanese parties to resume Abuja peace talks
    31 august 2005 18:44:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The UN Security Council has urged the Sudanese government and the two rebel groups in Darfur to return to peace talks 15 September as requested by the African Union (AU). Full text...

  • Darfur peace talks resume in Abuja 15 September
    24 august 2005 21:22:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Darfur peace talks are slated to resume in Nigeria's capital city of Abuja 15 September 2005, a statement from talks mediator African Union (AU) said Wednesday. Full text...

  • UNHCR chief tours troubled Darfur region
    24 august 2005 12:16:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres is on a 10-day visit to Sudan's war-ravaged western Darfur to assess the plight of thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and the work of the UN refugee agency, reports said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • AU's protection force in Darfur reaches three battalions
    18 august 2005 07:34:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) has completed deployment of three battalions for its protection force in the strife-torn Darfur region of western Sudan, the AU Commission has announced. Full text...

  • 15 die in fresh fighting between Darfur rebels
    16 august 2005 09:08:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- At least 15 persons were killed and eight others got seriously injured in a fresh fighting on Monday between rival rebel forces in Sudan's troubled Darfur region. Full text...

  • Egyptian forces to monitor peace in troubled Darfur
    13 august 2005 09:57:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- A total of 29 Egyptian soldiers arrived in Khartoum late Friday to join African Union (AU) peace forces monitoring a fragile and shaky peace deal in western Sudan's troubled Darfur region. Full text...

  • Continued violence in Sudan's Darfur alarms MSF
    03 august 2005 11:11:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Continued treatment of people injured in western Sudan's troubled Darfur region showed that violence is still rife there, Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) said here Wednesday. Full text...

Special File - Darfur

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