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  • 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...

  • 19 die in Sudan military chopper crash
    26 july 2005 10:22:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Nineteen soldiers, including three officers were killed Monday when a Sudanese military helicopter crashed in the troubled western region of Darfur, the army said in a statement here. Full text...

  • Sudan army officer killed, 3 injured in fresh rebel attacks
    25 july 2005 11:56:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- At least one Sudanese army officer was killed and three soldiers were injured after a rebel group Sunday attacked a convoy guarded by government troops in the troubled western Darfur region, official news agency, SUNA reported Monday. Full text...

  • FAO donates seeds, tools to vulnerable families in Darfur
    25 july 2005 08:38:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has donated some 550 tons of field crop seeds, including millet, sorghum and groundnut, and around 79,000 tools to assist farmers in North Darfur, part of Sudan's troubled western region. Full text...

  • French Foreign Minister to visit Darfur
    20 july 2005 19:25:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy said Wednesday he would visit Sudan's troubled western region of Darfur to nudge the warring parties toward peace. Full text...

  • AU hails new deal in Darfur peace talks
    08 july 2005 11:15:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The signing of a "declaration of principles" by the main rebel groups from Sudan's battered western region of Darfur "is a great victory for the African Union and the people of Sudan," a senior AU official said here Friday. Full text...

  • Group for more AU peacekeepers in Sudan's Darfur
    07 july 2005 15:44:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A global pressure group is calling on the international community to help the African Union (AU) double its peace keeping force in Darfur to 7,731. Full text...

  • Sudanese declaration affirms rights of Darfurians
    06 july 2005 14:23:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Parties to the crisis in the Sudan's western Darfur region have agreed that tribal land ownership (hawakeer) and other historical rights of the people of the area shall be affirmed within their historical borders, as part of an expected resolution of the Darfur crisis. Full text...

  • Abuja Darfur peace talks adjourn, to resume 24 August
    05 july 2005 22:04:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Darfur peace talks in Nigeria's capital city of Abuja, which adjourned Tuesday after the parties agreed the Declaration of Principles (DOP), are to resume 24 August, according to African Union chief mediator, Salim Ahmed Salim. Full text...

  • Darfur parties agree talks guidelines
    05 july 2005 20:15:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The African Union-brokered Darfur peace talks in the Nigerian capital, Abuja received a major boost Tuesday after the parties agreed on the Declaration of Principles (DOP), to guide the the tottering negotiations. Full text...

  • UN survey finds lower mortality in Sudan's Darfur
    04 july 2005 13:14:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- A survey by the United Nations doscovered a decline in mortality among Internally Displaced Peoples (IDPs) and other sectors in the civil war-ravaged western Darfur region. Full text...

  • Darfur talks may rebound after Obasanjo meeting
    03 july 2005 15:48:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The slow-moving African Union-brokered Sudan peace talks in Abuja could assume a new momentum following separate meetings between the AU Chair and Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo with the Darfur two main rebel groups Friday, AU sources said here Sunday. Full text...

  • CEMAC reaffirms support for Chad mediation on Darfur crisis
    01 july 2005 14:25:00
    Malabo- Equatorial Guinea (PANA) -- The Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC) leaders have reiterated their support for Chad's mediation of the crisis in Sudan's western region of Darfur. Full text...

  • UNHCR wants more protection for 700,000 IDPs in Darfur
    26 june 2005 10:17:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- A top UNHCR official has assessed current protection efforts for some 700,000 displaced persons in West Darfur, and urged local authorities and humanitarian agencies operating there to improve coordination in their work in order to protect displaced people from further violence and displacement. Full text...

  • Chad denies holding up Darfur talks
    23 june 2005 15:21:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Chad, officially designated as co- mediators at the Darfur peace talks in Abuja, has denied hampering the smooth conduct of the talks as alleged by one of the rebel groups, Justice and Equality Movement (JEM). Full text...

  • Darfur talks set to receive boost
    22 june 2005 14:50:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Parties to the African Union-mediated Darfur peace talks in Nigeria's capital city of Abuja may agree on the much-awaited declaration of principles (DOP) Wednesday, paving the way for the talks to delve into substantive issues. Full text...

  • AU mediators push Darfur talks agenda
    13 june 2005 22:12:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- African Union (AU) mediators at the Darfur peace talks in Abuja have continued to nudge the parties to agree on the draft agenda so as to quicken the pace of the talks which resumed Friday after a six-month break. Full text...

  • Chad at Abuja Darfur talks despite rebel opposition
    11 june 2005 15:16:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Chad will continue to participate in the ongoing Darfur peace talks in Abuja, in spite of the opposition by one of the Sudan rebel groups, the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), an official of the African Union (AU) said Saturday. Full text...

  • Kadhafi urges Darfur rebels to embrace peace
    10 june 2005 10:37:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- In his sustained efforts to find a lasting solution to the crisis in Sudan's western Darfur region, Libyan leader, Col. Full text...

  • AU optimistic as Darfur talks re-open in Abuja
    10 june 2005 08:26:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The African Union (AU), which is mediating the Darfur talks that re-open in Nigeria's capital ciy of Abuja Friday, has expressed optimism about the success of the talks between the government and the two main rebel groups. Full text...

  • Khartoum insists on own legal system, will not confront UN on Darfur
    08 june 2005 19:55:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The Sudanese government said it would handle investigations into alleged atrocities in the western region of Darfur on its own, and would not confront the UN Security Council on the International Criminal Court (ICC) enquiry. Full text...

  • Abuja talks, last chance for making peace in Darfur
    08 june 2005 12:24:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Resumption of the Darfur peace talks in Abuja, Nigeria, this weekend could be a barometer of dawning calm in the strife-torn western region of Sudan. Full text...

  • Rapists stalk IDP camps in Darfur
    07 june 2005 10:44:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Zam Zam camp of internally displaced Darfurians in western Sudan is rife with rape, but, for fear of vengeance, the victims would rather suffer and bear it than put the finger on offenders. Full text...

  • Rebels kill 11 villagers, wound 17 others in Darfur
    07 june 2005 09:20:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- For the first time since a bloody conflict erupted in 2003 in Sudan's western Darfur region, the African Union (AU) has accused ethnic minority rebels in Darfur of infighting that killed 11 persons and left 17 others wounded. Full text...

  • HRW urges Khartoum to cooperate with ICC on Darfur investigation
    06 june 2005 20:46:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Human Rights Watch (HRW) has welcomed Monday's decision by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to open investigation into alleged atrocities in Sudan's western region of Darfur, and urged the Khartoum government to co-operate with the UN-backed court. Full text...

  • ICC opens investigation into Darfur crimes
    06 june 2005 20:14:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The International Criminal Court (ICC) Monday opened an investigation into crimes committed in Sudan's troubled western region of Darfur, an ICC statement said. Full text...

  • Brutalised Darfurians look to Abuja talks to bring peace
    06 june 2005 12:46:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Despite the present lull that raises optimism for peace, the overall situation in the strife- torn Darfur region of western Sudan remains fluid and complex. Full text...

  • Bashir hopeful on Darfur peace talks
    05 june 2005 17:21:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudanese President Omar Hassan el-Beshir Sunday urged Darfur rebels to join the Khartoum government at talks scheduled to resume next week in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, aimed at ending the conflict in Sudan's western region. Full text...

  • WFP estimates 3.5 million now need food in Darfur
    04 june 2005 10:11:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- As rural families join refugees in the hunger line, the number of people in Sudan's Darfur region who need food aid has climbed to 3. Full text...

  • US official assesses situation in Darfur
    03 june 2005 08:35:00
    El Fashir- Sudan (PANA) -- US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Robert Zoelick arrived here Friday for a brief visit to the strife-torn region of Darfur in western Sudan. Full text...

  • International community backs AU operations in Darfur
    26 may 2005 15:31:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- An international pledging conference for the African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS) ended here Thursday expressing greater solidarity but leaving issues of financial and material support to be sorted out soon. Full text...

  • AU appoints Salim chief mediator on Darfur
    26 may 2005 15:29:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Former Tanzanian Prime Minister and Secretary General of the Organisation of African Unity, Salim Ahmed Salim has been appointed African Union (AU) chief mediator on the Darfur crisis. Full text...

  • Konare lauds role of 'white helmets' in Darfur
    26 may 2005 12:52:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Alpha Oumar Konare has paid tribute to the African "white helmets" deployed in the restive Darfur region of Sudan to ensure security. Full text...

  • HRW wants more African troops urgently sent to Darfur
    25 may 2005 14:46:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday urged international donors and African countries meeting Thursday to boost support for the African Union (AU) mission in Sudan's Darfur western region to ensure the speedy deployment of more AU troops to protect civilians in the troubled region. Full text...

Special File - Darfur

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