Darfur has been a flashpoint for lawlessness and violence since rebel movements took up arms against the Khartoum government in 2003.
These mainly non-Arab tribes accuse Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir and his government of neglecting and marginalising them.
The United Nations estimates as many as 300,000 people have been killed and almost 3 million people have been displaced during the ongoing conflict. According to the UN Human Rights Council, 400,000 people have been killed and 2.5 million displaced.
The Sudanese government, however, put the number of dead at only 10,000.
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Al Jazeera English | Displaced people protest in Darfur | 27 Oct 2007
In the camps of Darfur, people are angry at what they see as a lack of progress towards peace for the region in which they live. In the camps of Darfur, people are angry at what they see as a lack of progress towards peace for the region in which they live. Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Vall reports from northern Darfur.
Al Jazeera English | Differences before Darfur talks | 26 Oct 2007
Talks between a number of rebel factions in Darfur and the Sudanese government are expected to take place in Libya on October 27. Before the talks, squabbles over which rebel groups will be represented have broken out. Local officials in Darfur have taken a swipe at the organisers of the talks, including the United Nations. Mohammed Vall was the only international news correspondent at a meeting in northern Darfur, hosted by the area’s governor.
Al Jazeera English | South Sudan hosts Darfur rebels - 22 Oct 2007
The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) has hosted talks in Juba, Sudan’s southern capital, between rebel Darfur factions hoping to find consensus between the groups.
Al Jazeera English | Inside Story - Peacekeeper deaths in Darfur | 01 Oct. 2007
Inside Story investigates the fallout following the deaths of 10 AU peacekeepers in Darfur.
Al Jazeera English | Heart of Darfur: Musa Hilal & the Janjaweed - 20 Aug 2007
Mohamed Vall interviews the man that the United States accuses of leading the Janjaweed militia in Darfur.
Al Jazeera English | Heart of Darfur: Arab Nomads | 17 Aug 2007
All this week we’ve been bringing you a series of reports about the Darfur you didn’t know. Now Mohammed Vall follows the trail of the nomadic Arabs of Darfur. They are sometimes wrongfully characterised as Janjaweed, the government backed militia involved in much of the violence of the past 4 years. But as Mohammed discovered, the Rizegat Bedouin are themselves struggling to preserve their way of life in a region torn apart by the conflict.
Al Jazeera English | Heart of Darfur: The fur tribe | 16 Aug 2007
The villagers who live among the Jebel Marra Mountains in Sudan’s Darfur region say they’re blessed with an abundance of natural resources but live in poverty. As part of Al Jazeera’s exclusive series on Darfur. Mohammed Vall went to speak to some of the ’Fur’ people living in the foothills where Sudan’s largest rebel group keeps watch.
Al Jazeera English | Heart of Darfur: Rebels’ Story - 14 July 2007
Al Jazeera’s Mohamed Vall meets the young men fighting against the Sudanese government in Darfur.
Al Jazeera English | Heart of Darfur exclusive rebel leader interview - 13 Aug 2007
Mohamed Vall speaks to Commander Gaddoura, leader of the local Abdul Wahid group, a faction of the Sudan Liberation Army, about his continuing fight against the Sudanese government.
Al Jazeera English | Darfur refugees escape to starvation | 7 Jul 2007
Al Jazeera English | Inside Story - Darfur - Part 1 | 19 Apr 2007
Al Jazeera English | Inside Story - Darfur - Part 2 | 19 Apr 2007
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