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2006-03-20 13:35:28

By C. Bryson Hull NAIROBI (Reuters) - Letting non-African troops into Sudan's troubled Darfur region risks creating turmoil like that seen after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Sudan's president said on Monday. Despite the widespread view that an African Union (AU) peacekeeping force had done little to quell violence in Darfur, President Omar al-Bashir argued it was doing its job well and needed no outside help. Sudan has rejected a push for a United Nations-led peacekeeping force in...

2006-03-17 10:38:32

By Andrew Cawthorne and Wangui Kanina NAIROBI (Reuters) - Sudan said on Friday it expected a peace deal in Darfur by the end of April, but a respected think tank said the conflict could kill thousands more people and spark proxy wars in neighboring countries. Civil war has raged in Sudan's vast western region since February 2003, pitting rebels against government forces and Arab militias. Tens of thousands have died and 2 million been forced from their homes. Sudanese Foreign...

2006-03-17 04:11:38

NAIROBI (Reuters) - The UN Security Council must ensure civilians in Sudan's troubled Darfur region are protected from more attacks and stop Khartoum from blocking deployment of a UN force there, a rights watchdog urged on Friday. New York-based Human Rights Watch said civilians continue to be attacked and terrorized in the western Sudan region, despite the presence of a 7,000-strong African Union (AU) force short of money and equipment. Sudan says it does not want UN troops in...

2006-03-10 18:44:35

By C. Bryson Hull and Tsegaye Tadesse ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The African Union on Friday extended its mission in Darfur until September 30 to buy time to break an impasse over the transfer of peacekeeping duties in Sudan's vast west to U.N. forces. The AU communiqu© noted that Sudan was prepared to accept deployment of a U.N. operation "after and as part of the conclusion of a peace agreement" emerging from talks between Darfur rebels and the government in Abuja, Nigeria. But...

2006-03-10 17:47:51

By C. Bryson Hull and Tsegaye Tadesse ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The African Union on Friday extended its mission in Darfur until September 30 to buy time to break an impasse over the transfer of peacekeeping duties in Sudan's vast west to U.N. forces. But the expected clear answer that the AU force in Darfur would turn over its command to the United Nations was not in a five-page communiqu© issued by its Peace and Security Council. Instead the communiqu© reiterated the AU's...

2006-03-10 14:04:25

By C. Bryson Hull and Tsegaye Tadesse ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The African Union on Friday extended its mission in Darfur until September 30 to buy time to break an impasse over the transfer of peacekeeping duties in Sudan's vast west to U.N. forces. "The (African Union Peace and Security) Council decided to extend the mandate of AMIS until September 30, 2006," Ethiopian Foreign Minister Seyoum Mesfin said of the African Mission in Sudan. The pan-African group was under intense...

2006-03-10 09:29:05

By C. Bryson Hull and Tsegaye Tadesse ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The African Union on Friday considered extending its mission in Darfur until the end of the year to break an impasse over the transfer of peacekeeping duties in Sudan's vast west to U.N. troops. AU Commission Chairman Alpha Oumar Konare made the recommendation but the decision is up to the group's Peace and Security Council, which is under intense international pressure to turn over Darfur peacekeeping to the United...

2006-03-10 05:04:34

By C. Bryson Hull and Tsegaye Tadesse ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The African Union met on Friday to decide the future of its peacekeeping mission in Darfur, with international donors pushing for a handover to the United Nations against vehement opposition from Sudan. AU Commission Chairman Alpha Oumar Konare recommended extending the AU mission in Sudan (AMIS), suggesting that the AU may try to push for more time to persuade Sudan to accept a U.N. presence in its vast western region....

2006-03-09 12:50:44

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese demands could delay an African Union decision to ask the United Nations to take over peacekeeping in Darfur, the European Union said on Thursday. Washington urged foreign ministers from the member nations of the African Union to go ahead with an expected decision on Friday and ask the United Nations to take control of the 7,000-strong AU mission in Sudan's troubled western region. But EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana told Reuters...

2006-03-08 08:36:13

By Opheera McDoom and Jilan Sherif KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Shouting "Down, Down USA," thousands of Sudanese protested in Khartoum on Wednesday against any deployment of U.N. troops in the western Darfur region. "Get out all foreigners, we don't want you here," shouted 21-year-old student Zeinab Kheir el-Sir. "Darfur will be the grave of the conquerors," said banners carried by the demonstrators. African Union foreign ministers are due to decide on Friday whether to ask the United...


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