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Bashir Urges Darfur’s Displaced to Go Home

Posted February 8th, 2012 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir says the nearly two million people displaced by the Darfur conflict should return to their homes. Speaking Wednesday in the North Darfur capital of El-Fashir, Mr. Bashir said his government wants all the people living in displaced-person camps to go back to their villages. He promised to help them with resettlement. […]

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Main Darfur Rebel Group Names New Leader

Posted January 26th, 2012 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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The main rebel group in Sudan’s Darfur region has named the brother of its recently slain leader to head the movement. The Justice and Equality Movement on Thursday said it elected Gibril Ibrahim, a former university professor, to be its chairman. He is the brother of Khalil Ibrahim, who was killed in a Sudanese government […]

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1 Dead, 30 Wounded in Protests Against New Governor of South Darfur

Posted January 25th, 2012 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Police say one person was killed in violent protests Wednesday against the ousting of the governor of Sudan’s South Darfur state. Witnesses report tires burning in the streets, looted stores, and smashed cars throughout the state capital of Nyala. Officials say one protester was shot to death and about 30 other demonstrators and police officers […]

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Sudan Reports Death of Darfur Rebel Group Leader

Posted December 25th, 2011 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The Sudanese army says it has killed the leader of the main rebel group in the war-torn Darfur region. A statement released by Sudan’s official news agency on Sunday says Khalil Ibrahim, leader of the rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), was killed in fighting near Wad Banda in North Kordofan state. The army also […]

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Sudan Reports Death of Darfur Rebel Group Leader

Posted December 25th, 2011 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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The Sudanese army says it has killed the leader of the main rebel group in the war-torn Darfur region. A statement released by Sudan’s official news agency says Khalil Ibrahim, leader of the rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), was killed in fighting Sunday near Wad Banda in North Kordofan state. The army gave no […]

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Sudan Reports Death of Darfur Rebel Group Leader

Posted December 25th, 2011 at 1:05 am (UTC-5)
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Sudan’s government says its forces have killed a prominent rebel leader in the Darfur region. The state-run Sudan News Agency says the army has announced the death of Khalil Ibrahim, leader of the rebel Justice and Equality Movement. The report says Ibrahim was killed in fighting Sunday near Wad Banda in North Kordofan state. Sudanese […]

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ICC Requests Arrest Warrant for Sudanese Defense Minister

Posted December 2nd, 2011 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor has requested an arrest warrant for Sudan’s defense minister, who allegedly helped to plan atrocities in the Darfur region. Abdelrahim Mohamed Hussein is accused of coordinating attacks against villages in Darfur between August 2003 and March 2004. The prosecutor’s office says the attacks followed a pattern in which the […]

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ICC Requests Arrest Warrant for Sudanese Defense Minister

Posted December 2nd, 2011 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor has requested an arrest warrant for Sudan’s defense minister for alleged war crimes in the Darfur region. Luis Moreno-Ocampo said Friday that Abdelrahim Mohamed Hussein helped to mastermind attacks against villages in Darfur between August 2003 and March 2004. A statement says the attacks followed a pattern in which […]

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US Urges Comprehensive Peace Deal in Darfur

Posted November 17th, 2011 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. State Department is calling for the resumption of peace talks between the Sudanese government and armed rebel movements in Darfur. The State Department made the comments on Wednesday at the end of a two-day workshop with Darfuri rebel groups and civil society leaders at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington. The workshop […]

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3 UN Peacekeepers Killed in Darfur

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says gunmen have killed three U.N. peacekeepers at a refugee camp in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region. The U.N. Mission in Darfur says two soldiers and a police advisor died in the attack, which occurred Monday about 10 kilometers south of El Fasher in North Darfur. It says another six peacekeepers were injured […]

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