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  • 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...

  • Sudan's Turabi faults Abuja peace pact on Darfur
    14 may 2006 11:03:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The leader of the opposition Popular National Congress party (PNC) in Sudan, Hassan Abdellah al-Turabi has criticised the Darfur peace accord, saying it failed to consider the political suffering of the people of Darfur dating from British colonial rule in addition to poverty, drought and dwindling resources. Full text...

  • Bashir nudges intransigent Darfur factions on peace deal
    13 may 2006 19:16:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudanese president Omar El-Bashir on Saturday urged Darfur rebel groups refusing to sign a peace accord to join the peace process being brokered by the African Union to end fighting in the country's western region. Full text...

  • Top Khartoum official hails Darfur peace accord
    09 may 2006 12:31:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The Darfur peace accord is "a significant step" in the history of Sudan and marks the start of a new era that will allow the country to finalise the building its economy and strengthen its regional role, a top Khartoum official has said. Full text...

  • AU force Commander in Darfur wants UN peacekeepers
    08 may 2006 22:05:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Three days after the Sudanese government and the main rebel Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) signed a peace accord in Abuja, the Force Commander of the African Union (AU) Mission (AMIS) in Darfur, Major General Collins Ihekire, has called for the deployment of UN forces in the troubled western Sudan region. Full text...

  • UN official wants AU Darfur force strengthened
    08 may 2006 12:16:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Visiting United Nations under-secretary general for humanitarian affairs, Jan Egeland, has suggested the strengthening of the African Union (AU) peacekeeping force in Darfur, Sudan while plans to send in a UN force are being discussed. Full text...

  • Largest rebel group says why it signed Darfur peace deal
    06 may 2006 10:06:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The largest rebel movement in Sudan's western Darfur region said it signed the African Union-brokered peace deal to encourage international support to end the three- year-old crisis that has claimed 200,000 lives and displaced two million people. Full text...

  • Sudanese govt, rebel faction sign peace deal
    05 may 2006 20:01:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Khartoum government and a faction of the rebel Sudan Liberation Army/Movement (SLA/M) Friday signed a tenuous peace accord here towards ending three years of bloody fighting in the country's western Darfur region. Full text...

  • Libya, Sao Tome support African solution to Darfur crisis
    04 may 2006 16:42:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libya and Sao Tome and Principe Thursday stressed the need for an African solution to conflicts plaguing countries on the continent, including the crisis in Sudan's western region of Darfur. Full text...

  • UNGA President urges UN to boost presence in Darfur
    04 may 2006 16:18:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Visiting UN General Assembly President Jan Eliasson said here Thursday the world body must boost its humanitarian presence in Darfur and end the killings in Sudan's troubled western region. Full text...

  • Ali Triki off for emergency meeting at Abuja talks
    02 may 2006 23:04:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan Secretary for African Union affairs, Dr Ali Triki, flew Tuesday to Abuja for an emergency mission aimed at giving fresh impetus to the last round of negotiations between the Sudanese government and two Darfur rebel factions. Full text...

  • Bashir reiterates commitment to sign Darfur peace pact
    02 may 2006 21:41:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) — In a rare political conta-ct with US President George W. Full text...

  • US, UK, Nigeria prod Darfur rebels on peace accord
    02 may 2006 20:49:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- US, Britain and Nigeria Tuesday embarked on a final push to get Sudan's main rebel groups to sign the African Union-brokered peace deal aimed at ending over two years of fighting in the country's western Darfur region. Full text...

  • Khartoum assures to sign Darfur accord, but rebels undecided
    30 april 2006 16:14:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Sudanese government announced Sunday it will sign the peace accord put together by mediators from the African Union (AU), after over two years of talks in Abuja, aimed at ending the crisis in Sudan's western Darfur region. Full text...

  • 30 Rwandan soldiers for Darfur peacekeeping
    26 april 2006 15:01:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) – Rwandan army boss, Gen. Full text...

  • Chad conflict threatens relief operations in Darfur
    22 april 2006 10:55:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) – The World Food Programme -(WFP) has reiterated warnings that the current conflict in Chad was threatening its efforts to deliver food aid to thousands of refugees in Sudan's Darfur region. Full text...

  • Kadhafi, El-Bashir discuss Darfur
    27 march 2006 19:00:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Visiting Libyan leader Moammar Kadhafi and his Sudanese host President Omar Hassan El-Bashir have held talks here on the situation in Sudan's troubled western region of Darfur, officials here said. Full text...

  • Rebels want squeeze on Khartoum to stop Darfur war
    23 march 2006 21:32:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) – A delegation from the -rebel Movement for Justice and Equality on Thursday expressed availability to work for a "peaceful solution" to the Darfur crisis, and urged the African Union (AU) to exert pressure on the Sudanese government to cooperate in the mediation process. Full text...

  • PSC extends mandate of AU Darfur peace force to Sept
    10 march 2006 20:57:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council (PSC) Friday extended the mandate of the AU peacekeeping mission in Sudan's western region of Darfur until 30 September, Ethiopian Foreign Minister Seyoum Mesfin disclosed here. Full text...

  • Darfur conflict tests AU resolve
    10 march 2006 19:13:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council (PSC) continued a crucial closed-door meeting here Friday on whether or not to hand over the African peacekeeping force in Sudan's troubled western Darfur region to the UN. Full text...

  • Sudan lobbies African leaders to reject UN troops plan
    08 march 2006 18:35:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Sudan has embarked on a series of diplomatic shuttles to lobby African leaders to reject plans to substitute the African Union (AU) peacekeeping force in Darfur with a UN mission, arguing it could plunge Sudan into deeper turmoil. Full text...

  • Khartoum works to block UN peacekeeping in Darfur
    01 march 2006 17:18:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The government of Sudan is working against the transfer of peacekeeping responsibilities in the troubled Darfur region from the African Union to the UN, a top UN official has said. Full text...

  • Kadhafi urges Africans to fund peace efforts in Darfur
    27 february 2006 22:57:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader, Mouammar Kadhafi has reiterated his call on Africa countries to fund the 7,000-strong African peacekeeping mission in Sudan's troubled western region of Darfur. Full text...

  • 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...

Special File - Darfur

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