Home | News    Friday 17 September 2004

UN, AU officials and Khartoum hold talks on Darfur

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

NEW YORK, Sep 16, 2004(PANA) — Senior UN and African Union (AU) officials held discussions Wednesday on the humanitarian and security crises in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region, as talks in Abuja, Nigeria to resolve the conflict ran aground.

UN spokesman Fred Eckhard said Jan Pronk, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative to Sudan visited the AU Ceasefire Commission headquarters in El Fasher, North Darfur where he spoke with Commission chairman Gen. Festus Okonkwo on Wednesday.

Pronk and Gen. Okonkwo discussed the latest situation on the
ground as well as how the UN and the AU can better communicate and exchange information as they try to ameliorate the suffering in Darfur.

Also in El Fasher, Pronk’s Deputy for Humanitarian Affairs
in Sudan, Manuel Aranda da Silva was scheduled to meet Thursday with leaders of the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM), one of two rebel groups in Darfur fighting against Khartoum.

Eckhard said the talks were to focus on establishing security
arrangements for humanitarian workers in areas under SLM control, similar to the arrangements already set up with Khartoum.

In Abuja, Nigeria, talks between Khartoum and the two rebel
groups have been adjourned, prompting Pronk to indicate concern there will be no venue to discuss security problems.

The Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) told AU mediators that they need time to consider a request by Nigerian President and AU chairman Olusegun Obasanjo to sign a humanitarian protocol earlier agreed by all parties.

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.



Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


The fear of political reforms in South Sudan 2019-05-19 02:16:35 By Duop Chak Wuol In his Easter message, President Salva Kiir called on the leader of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-In Opposition (SPLM-IO), Dr Riek Machar, to go to Juba to form a (...)

South Sudan: If only Pope Francis Knew… 2019-05-16 09:10:31 South Sudan: If only Pope Francis Knew… By Wesley Kosa On April, Pope Francis invited the South Sudanese parties for a spiritual retreat, to narrow the gap between them as they get closer to the (...)

Riek Machar has some questions to answer 2019-05-13 12:23:43 By Gordon Buay The Chairman of the SPLM/A-IO, Mr Riek Machar, has some questions to answer why members of his Movement are the organizers of the Facebook Red Card Movement. We thought that the (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders back calls for civil rule 2019-04-26 10:22:06 Press statement by 55 Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders on Sudan Sit-in and Peaceful Protest Khartoum -24/04/2019 We, the undersigned (55) Sudanese lawyers and human rights defenders, (...)

South Sudan’s Lafon youth condemn killings of civilians by Pari community 2019-04-03 21:54:29 Press Statement on the Fighting between Pari/ Pacidi and Lotuko/Lokiri on 24/3/2019 Release by The Lafon County Youth Union: We, the Lafon County Youth Union hereby condemn the atrocities and (...)

Joseph Malwal Dong joined the SPLM/A -IO 2019-04-02 08:35:02 SPLM/A (IO) Press Release 1/4/2019 On Hon. Joseph Malwal Dong Joined the SPLM/A (IO) The leadership of the SPLM/A (IO) would like to seize this precious opportunity to announce to members and (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2019 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.