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13 Sudanese Police Killed in Darfur Hostage Rescue Attempt

Posted September 9th, 2011 at 6:46 am (UTC-5)
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Sudanese officials say 13 police officers were killed and at least 30 wounded during a hostage rescue attempt in the volatile Darfur region Thursday. Police say the officers were attempting to free three soldiers in Jebel Mara when they confronted an armed gang. Sudanese newspaper al-Ahdath says one of the hostages is the Italian aid […]

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Sudan Criticizes Darfur Peacekeeping Mission

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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Sudan has threatened to terminate the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Darfur, saying its new mandate infringes on its national sovereignty. Foreign Minister Ahmed Ali Karti said Tuesday that the new resolution passed by the U.N. last week is full of “negative and obsolete references” that distort the reality on the ground. On Friday, the […]

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UN Says Peacekeepers Will Remain in Darfur Another Year

Posted July 30th, 2011 at 1:15 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations Security Council says peacekeepers will stay in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region another year. The U.N. said Friday the additional time will allow for a review of how many troops are needed in the volatile region. The United Nations-African Union peacekeeping force (UNAMID) has been deployed in Darfur since 2008, protecting civilians and […]

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Sudan Signs Peace Deal With Darfur Rebel Group

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The Sudanese government and a Darfur rebel group have signed a peace accord rejected by the region’s main rebel groups. Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes in Darfur, attended a signing ceremony in Doha, Qatar on Thursday. The government entered the pact with the Justice and […]

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Sudan Signs Peace Deal With Darfur Rebel Group

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The Sudanese government and a Darfur rebel group have signed a peace accord rejected by the region’s main rebel groups. Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes in Darfur, attended a signing ceremony in Doha, Qatar on Thursday. The government entered the pact with the Justice and […]

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UN Mission Reintegrating Ex-Soldiers in Darfur

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations Mission in Sudan’s Darfur region says it has begun a campaign to disarm and reintegrate more than 400 ex-fighters from both sides of the long-running conflict between rebels and the government. The U.N. said it began the campaign Monday in El Fasher in North Darfur, with fighters from both the Sudanese Armed […]

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Gunmen Kill Peacekeeper in Sudan’s Darfur

Posted July 2nd, 2011 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Peacekeepers in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region say an Ethiopian peacekeeper was shot dead. The joint African Union – United Nations force said Saturday that attackers opened fire on a U.N. vehicle in the west Darfur city of El-Geneina on Thursday. The mission says another peacekeeper was wounded in the attack. It says the motive for […]

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Sudan Agrees to Appoint Vice President from Darfur

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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Sudan has agreed to appoint a vice president from its embattled Darfur region, in what appears to be a concession to the demand of some rebel groups that call for greater governmental representation. Sudanese state media reported Tuesday that the new vice president from Darfur will serve for the remaining four years of the current […]

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Darfur Rebels Accuse the Government of Attacking them

Posted June 19th, 2011 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Rebels in Sudan’s Darfur region are accusing the government of attacking them in western Jebel Marra. A government military spokesman confirmed to the Reuters news agency that government forces fought with Southern Liberation Army rebels on Sunday, with both sides suffering casualties. Reuters quotes an SLA spokesman as saying that 19 civilians were killed while […]

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ICC Prosecutor: Bashir Still Committing Crimes in Darfur

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor says Sudan’s government continues to commit genocide and crimes against humanity in Darfur. In comments Wednesday to the U.N. Security Council, Luis Moreno-Ocampo said the Sudanese Armed Forces continue to carry out aerial attacks and killings aimed at ethnic groups believed to support Darfur rebels. Similar assertions came earlier […]

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