S. Sudan accepts deployment of UN-authorized troops

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Sudan says international watchdog dismissed Amnesty’s report on chemical weapons

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Sudan describes UN Human Rights Council’s resolution as “victory”

October 1, 2106 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese government on Saturday has hailed as “victory” the resolution of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to keep the country under the agenda item 10 of technical assistance for another year. A general view of (...)


bullet Saturday 8 April 2006

UN envoy to travel to East Africa to discuss Darfur peace

April 7, 2006 (UNITED NATIONS) — A senior UN official is to travel to east Africa early next week to discuss prospects for a UN takeover of the African Union (AU) peacekeeping mission in Sudan's (...)

US commits $92 million to prevent famine in Horn of Africa

April 7, 2006 (WASHINGTON) — President George W. Bush announced that the United States is sending $92 million (A74.7 million) in aid to prevent widespread famine and alleviate the causes of hunger (...)

Canadian firm starts drilling programme for gold in Eritrea

April 7, 2006 (MONTREAL) — The Canadian based MDN NORTHERN MINING (MINIERES DU NORD) (TSX:MDN) announced the start of a drilling campaign at the Harab Suit exploration licence in northwest (...)

Nations not committing troops to stop genocide - UN envoy

April 7, 2006 (UNITED NATIONS) — Twelve years after the Rwanda genocide, nations still seem unwilling to commit the troops and money that would be needed to stop mass slaughter of civilians, a top (...)

Germany considers extension of Sudan mission

April 7, 2006 (BERLIN) —The German government considers the projected six-month extension of the Bundeswehr (German army) mission in Sudan as imperative, the German DDP news agency reported. (...)

Sudan agrees to move peace talks with eastern rebels to Eritrea

April 7, 2006 (KHARTOUM) — Sudanese government informed the rebel Eastern Front that it has no objection to Eritrean mediation in the peace talks between the two parties, a daily news paper (...)

Ethiopia - Oromo’s ONC sacks its secretary general

April 7, 2006 (ADDIS ABABA) — The opposition Oromo National Congress (ONC) said its Secretary General, Bonna Tadesse, was removed from his position. The Congress told the official ENA on Friday (...)

World is failing Darfur: UN humanitarian chief

April 7, 2006 (NAIROBI) — The international community is failing in its responsibility to protect millions of people in Sudan's troubled western Darfur region, UN emergency relief coordinator Jan (...)

bullet Friday 7 April 2006

ETHIOPIA: Commit to political process, US tells gov’t, opposition

April 7, 2006 (ADDIS ABABA) — The United States has called on the Ethiopian government and opposition parties to show commitment to the ongoing political process and resolve the current standoff (...)

TEXT- AU Security Council on the progress of Darfur peace talks

April 6, 2006 (ADDIS ABABA) — The African Union Peace and Security Council issued the following briefing on the progress of the Sudanese peace talks on Darfur conflict. It gives a very good idea (...)

African mediators present new draft on ceasefire deal in Dafur

April 6, 2006 (ABUJA) — The African mediators presented to the Sudanese parties in the peace talks here a revised version of the proposed enhanced ceasefire agreement, to adopt it during the next (...)

Sudan’s assembly speaker reiterates rejection of UN force

April 6, 2006 (KHARTOUM) — The National Assembly Speaker, Ahmad Ibrahim al-Tahir, reiterated the Assembly's rejection to replace AU forces with UN troops. He said the African forces was capable of (...)

US Congress call for sanctions hampers Darfur peace talks - Sudan

April 6, 2006 (KHARTOUM) — The Sudanese government rebuked the U.S. Congress on Thursday for calling for penalties on Sudanese figures implicated in war crimes in Darfur, saying the move would (...)

Providence, RI becomes first US city to Divest from Sudan

April 6, 2006 (PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island) — The Providence City Council voted to pull its money out of companies that do business in Sudan, becoming the first American city to divest from the (...)

US decides not to run for new UN rights body

April 6, 2006 (WASHINGTON) — The United States, its own human rights record under attack, said on Thursday it would not run for a seat on the new U.N. Human Rights Council. John Bolton The (...)

UN commander warns of mines in southern Sudan

April 6, 2006 (JUBA) — The commander of the Bangladeshi contingent of UN peacekeepers in Equatoria sector in southern Sudan, Maj Abakar Ismail, has warned civilians to avoid areas where there (...)

EU parliament urges UN Security Council meeting on Darfur

April 6, 2006 (STRASBOURG) — The European Parliament called Thursday for a meeting of the U.N. Security Council to address violence in Sudan's Darfur region, which it said was "tantamount to (...)

UN assembly president calls Darfur violence ’ethnic cleansing’

April 6, 2006 (STOCKHOLM) — U.N. General Assembly President Jan Eliasson said Thursday that "ethnic cleansing" has taken place in Sudan's troubled Darfur region, but stopped short of describing (...)

Mysterious blast strikes Ethiopian capital

April 6, 2006 (ADDIS ABABA) — A small bomb exploded near a group of coffee factories in the Ethiopian capital on Thursday, but police said there were no injuries in the latest in a string of (...)

Canadian MPs call for more help for Darfur

April 6, 2006 (OTTAWA) — Government and opposition MPs are calling on Canada and other countries to provide more help to the war-torn Darfur region of Sudan. Africa Union armoured vehicles deploy (...)

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