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Darfur Peacekeepers Find Attacked Village ‘Deserted’

Posted November 8th, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Peacekeepers in Sudan’s Darfur region say a village that was reportedly attacked last week is now “completely deserted.” The U.N.-African Union Mission in Darfur, UNAMID, said Thursday that a team visited the Sigli village in North Darfur state this week to verify the attack. The mission says the team found burnt houses, killed animals, and […]

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Peacekeepers Say Sudanese Army Stopping Probe of Alleged Attack in Darfur

Posted November 3rd, 2012 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Peacekeepers in Sudan say the army is stopping them from investigating an alleged attack on civilians in Darfur. At least 10 people were reportedly killed when when a local militia opened fire Friday in the village of Sigili. U.N. and African Union peacekeepers say residents brought 10 bodies to their headquarters Saturday. But they say […]

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4 UN Peacekeepers Killed in West Darfur Ambush

Posted October 3rd, 2012 at 8:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Unknown gunmen have killed four U.N. peacekeepers and wounded eight others during an ambush in Sudan’s Darfur region. According to the U.N.-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), the assailants opened fire on the peacekeepers late Tuesday in West Darfur state. A mission spokesman says the peacekeepers – all from Nigeria – were on patrol in […]

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4 UN Peacekeepers Killed in West Darfur Ambush

Posted October 3rd, 2012 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Unknown gunmen have killed four U.N. peacekeepers and wounded eight others during an ambush in Sudan’s Darfur region. According to the U.N.-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), the assailants opened fire on the peacekeepers late Tuesday in West Darfur state. A mission spokesman says the peacekeepers – all from Nigeria – were on patrol in […]

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4 UN Peacekeepers Killed in West Darfur Ambush

Posted October 3rd, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says unknown gunmen ambushed peacekeepers in Sudan’s Darfur region, killing four and wounding eight. According to the U.N.-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), the assailants opened fire on the peacekeepers in West Darfur state late Tuesday. The peacekeepers — all from Nigeria — were on patrol in the state capital El-Geneina when […]

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Six Dead In Price Protest In Sudan’s Darfur

Posted July 31st, 2012 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Six people have been killed in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region during a protest against high prices. Officials say the deaths occurred Tuesday in the regional capital Nyala, but they did not say how. Several other people were injured. Earlier, witnesses said police fired tear gas at the demonstrators who burned tires and called for “the […]

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UN Renews Darfur Mission, Shrinks Force

Posted July 31st, 2012 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.N. Security Council has extended the mandate of peacekeepers in Sudan’s Darfur region but is slightly cutting the size of the force. The Security Council adopted a resolution Tuesday extending the joint U.N.-African Union mission in Darfur, known as UNAMID, through July 31 of next year. The measure lowers the number of troops in […]

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Sudan: Troops Regain Control of Rebel-Held Darfur Town

Posted May 9th, 2012 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A Sudanese news agency says government forces have regained control of the rebel-held town of Girayda in the violence-plagued Darfur region of western Sudan. The semiofficial Sudan Media Center quoted government officials as saying nine soldiers and an unknown number of rebels from the Sudan Liberation Army were killed in the fighting in Girayda, some […]

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Darfur Rebels Release Int’l Peacekeepers, Hold Sudanese

Posted February 20th, 2012 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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((adds audio, new headline, new info & edits grafs 1- 4) Rebels in Sudan’s Darfur region say they have freed 49 international peacekeepers they seized Sunday but are holding onto three Sudanese nationals. The Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) said the peacekeepers from the joint U.N.-African Union mission in Darfur entered rebel territory without permission. […]

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Darfur Rebels Claim Capture of 50 UN Peacekeepers

Posted February 20th, 2012 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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A rebel group in Sudan’s Darfur region says it has abducted about 50 international peacekeepers, mostly from Senegal. The Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) says it detained the soldiers on Sunday, after they allegedly entered a rebel-held area without permission. A group spokesman, Gibreel Adam Bilal, says the soldiers were accompanied by three suspected Sudanese […]

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