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2006-06-23 20:04:46

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on Friday he would try again to persuade Sudan's president to accept a U.N. peacekeeping force in Darfur when they meet at an African Union summit in Gambia next week. President Omar Hassan al-Bashir said on Tuesday that U.N. troops were out of the question, suggested there was a "colonial" agenda behind such demands and accused Jewish organizations of pushing for their deployment. Annan said he had...

2006-06-23 07:41:51

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - In a rebel camp along the barren, windswept border between Sudan and Chad, dozens of trucks packed with dreadlocked fighters manning heavy machine guns are lined up. Piled up behind them are ammunition boxes, covered in Chinese symbols -- it's impossible to know exactly where the bullets in the boxes came from but they offer a glimpse of the complex and circuitous routes of the global arms trade. United Nations investigators have found most of...

2006-06-20 11:38:55

By Noel King KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan told visiting South African President Thabo Mbeki on Tuesday that it was out of the question for U.N. troops to deploy in the troubled Darfur region of western Sudan to replace an African Union (AU) force there. Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir told a joint news conference with Mbeki that U.N. forces were unacceptable because they would come to Sudan with colonial and imperial ambitions. The United States and the United Nations have...

2006-06-20 07:31:25

By Noel King KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir ruled out letting U.N. troops into the Darfur region, saying he would not permit such a deployment as long as he was in power, the state news agency said on Tuesday. South African President Thabo Mbeki, who arrived in Khartoum on Tuesday, is expected to keep up the pressure on Khartoum to approve a U.N. peacekeeping contingent in the western region, where African Union forces have failed to end the conflict...

2006-06-14 17:47:17

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor said on Wednesday he expects to file a series of charges of atrocities against civilians in Sudan's Darfur region but gave no timetable. His office had gathered evidence of thousands of killings of civilians -- including "a significant number of large-scale massacres" -- and hundreds of rapes, Luis Moreno Ocampo told the U.N. Security Council. He also outlined significant obstacles to...

2006-06-13 05:34:55

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Rebels from Sudan's east will open their first talks with the Khartoum government on Tuesday in neighboring Eritrea, hoping to resolve the simmering conflict in the gold-rich area, officials said. Eastern rebels, allied with other regional Sudanese rebel groups, have controlled Hamesh Koreb, a small area on the Eritrea-Sudan border for around a decade. The east, which contains Sudan's only port, is the only peripheral area not to have begun...

2006-06-10 09:27:55

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Senior United Nations and African Union officials opened unprecedented talks in Khartoum on Saturday, part of a long and painstaking process to convince the government to accept UN peacekeeping troops in Darfur. An ill-equipped 7,000-strong AU mission is monitoring a shaky truce in Sudan's remote west. Unable to prevent attacks and running out of cash, they have asked for a UN takeover of the struggling mission, a move Khartoum rejects. "The...

2006-06-09 05:39:03

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - A rare high-level joint U.N. and African Union team arrived in Sudan on Friday hoping to convince Khartoum to accept U.N. peacekeeping troops in Darfur and plan for their deployment. Political team members were due to hold talks with the government on Saturday while military, telecommunications and other technical experts would head to Darfur, in western Sudan, to plan for a possible deployment of U.N. troops. "We are here to work together to...

2006-06-08 19:09:49

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan formed a special court in Darfur to undermine an International Criminal Court probe into alleged war crimes and had not demonstrated any genuine will to try those accused of atrocities, a rights group said on Friday. "Statements made by senior Sudanese government officials made clear that one goal for establishing the (court) was to divest the ICC (International Criminal Court) of jurisdiction," New York-based Human Rights Watch said in a...

2006-06-07 15:41:46

Evelyn Leopold ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The African Union is recruiting new troops for Darfur from Africa and wrote to NATO for logistic support despite apprehension in Sudan, visiting U.N. Security Council members were told on Wednesday. The 15-nation Security Council came to Addis Ababa, seat of the African Union, to consult AU officials before returning to Sudan where it is trying to persuade the government to accept U.N. peacekeepers by the end of the year. The under-financed and...


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