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2006-06-07 10:26:20

By Evelyn Leopold ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The African Union wants its forces in Sudan's Darfur region to be strengthened with more troops from Africa and supported with logistics from NATO, 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...

2006-06-05 16:17:49

By Evelyn Leopold KHARTOUM (Reuters) - A U.N. Security Council delegation arrived in Sudan for the first time on Monday to try to persuade the Khartoum government that a U.N. peacekeeping operation in Darfur was not tantamount to an invasion. At the same time, several of the 15 council members intend to tell Sudanese leaders that they have not done enough to protect their own people, regardless of who started the conflict which has cost tens of thousands of lives. Sudan signed a...

2006-04-12 18:03:12

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Britain and the United States announced on Wednesday that four Sudanese were slated for United Nations sanctions over war crimes in Darfur but Russia and China signaled disapproval. The four, whittled down from a longer British list, includes one Sudanese government official, one pro-government militia member, and two rebel leaders, diplomats said. "We have an agreed-upon list at the moment," with six or seven co-sponsors, said British...

2006-04-11 17:39:55

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday told the Sudan government and rebels to make peace in Darfur by April 30 and instructed U.N. military experts to plan for a peacekeeping force there. Neither demand may be fulfilled. Talks led by the African Union between Sudan and Darfur rebels in Abuja, Nigeria, have been touch and go, although the aim is a deal by April 30. And Sudan may reject the demand for a U.N. military assessment mission to go...

2006-04-10 10:00:26

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO is discussing its possible future involvement in Sudan's violent Darfur region but has no plans to send a military ground force, an alliance spokeswoman said on Monday. The spokeswoman, Carmen Romero, declined to comment on a report by the Washington Post newspaper that said the United States backed a proposal to send several hundred NATO advisers to support an African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur. "We are not talking of a NATO force in Darfur, this...

2006-04-10 01:17:58

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States backs a proposal to send several hundred NATO advisers to support the African Union peacekeeping mission to halt violence in Darfur, The Washington Post reported on Monday. Citing unidentified Bush administration officials, the newspaper said the move under consideration calls for fewer than 500 NATO advisers, including some U.S. troops, to be assigned to African Union headquarters units. The AU's 7,000 poorly equipped troops in Sudan's...

2006-04-09 10:47:49

By Estelle Shirbon ABUJA (Reuters) - Intensive talks involving two African heads of state who tried to bring the warring parties from Sudan's Darfur region closer to a peace agreement failed to produce any tangible results, participants said on Sunday. Peace talks between the Sudanese government and two rebel groups have been going on for almost two years and the current round, the seventh, has dragged on in a small hotel on the outskirts of the Nigerian capital since November 29....

2006-04-05 04:37:33

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - The African Union is investigating allegations of rape and child abuse leveled against its peace-monitoring forces in the violent Darfur region, it said in a statement. The allegations were broadcast by Britain's Channel 4 and said AU forces had sexually abused women and harmed children in the troubled rebel-held area of Gereida. "The African Union ... consider the allegations of these heinous crimes very grave and unacceptable indeed, and are determined to take...

2006-04-04 05:50:12

RUMBEK, Sudan (Reuters) - The Sudanese government denied a senior UN official permission to fly over the western region of Darfur on Tuesday on his way to visit Sudanese refugees in neighboring Chad, UN officials said. The UN official, Under Secretary-General Jan Egeland, has already been prevented from visiting Darfur and the capital Khartoum, as he had originally planned. Egeland, who spent Monday night in the southern town of Rumbek, told reporters the bans reflected deteriorating...

2006-03-28 15:15:00

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Arab leaders have promised to fund African soldiers in Darfur from October this year, despite international pressure to allow the United Nations to take over the mission. Sudan's president, wary of U.N. military intervention in Darfur, asked an Arab summit in Khartoum on Tuesday to provide more cash for African Union forces struggling to contain violence in the troubled west. "There was a complete commitment from Arab leaders to fund the African Union...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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