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2006-03-08 06:40:02

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Shouting "Down, Down USA," thousands of Sudanese protested in Khartoum on Wednesday against any deployment of U.N. troops to 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 foreign ministers are due to decide on Friday whether to ask the United Nations to take over control...

2006-03-08 05:52:06

By Ingrid Melander BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Western powers on Wednesday sought to persuade Sudan to agree to a weak African Union peacekeeping force being turned into a more robust U.N. mission to stop killing in the Darfur region, an EU official said. EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana and Development Commissioner Louis Michel began a day of meetings with African Union and Sudanese leaders as well senior United Nations and U.S. officials. Pressure is mounting for greater Western...

2006-03-07 18:50:21

By Sue Pleming WASHINGTON (Reuters) - African nations, including Sudan itself, must do more to end the crisis in Sudan's Darfur region, said a top U.S. official before leaving on Tuesday for talks to push African and European leaders to act faster. "No one party can do it alone -- Africans must play a key role, the Government of National Unity in Sudan must assume responsibility, and the U.N. must be active as well," U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick said in a...

2006-02-28 17:32:11

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The African Union appears to have second thoughts about handing over its mission in Sudan's Darfur region to U.N. command after heavy lobbying by Khartoum, the top U.N. official in Sudan said on Tuesday. The United Nations has started contingency planning for a takeover from the African Union, which has 7,000 troops and monitors in Darfur. But the U.N. Security Council cannot authorize a U.N. force unless the AU agrees. U.N. envoy Jan...

2006-02-23 20:20:54

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States has found no support in the U.N. Security Council for a resolution before the end of this month on a future U.N. force in Sudan's Darfur region, U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said on Thursday. The Bush administration has been pushing the 15-nation council to quickly adopt a resolution calling for an international peacekeeping force to help end the violence in Darfur, taking over from some 7,000 African Union troops already...

2006-02-22 17:13:42

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Sudan's interior and defense ministers and its national intelligence chief are among 17 people the U.N. Security Council should punish for blocking peace in Darfur, according to a secret list compiled for the council by U.N. experts. The list, submitted to the 15-nation council in December, is contained in a confidential annex to a report by the four outside experts and has never been made public. A copy of the annex, first published by the...

2006-02-22 14:02:24

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan rejects U.S.-backed efforts to have U.N. peacekeeping troops take over from African Union troops in the country's troubled Darfur region, Foreign Minister Lam Akol said on Wednesday. The United States has said genocide is continuing in Darfur with rape, looting and killing by Arab militias, known as the Janjaweed, and has urged the African Union (AU) to accept a handover to U.N. peacekeepers. "The government has rejected this ... We did...

2006-02-22 09:45:08

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Peace talks for Sudan's Darfur region are in their final stretch, but worsening security on the ground could hinder the implementation of any deal, the European Union's special representative to Sudan said on Wednesday. Pekka Haavisto told a news conference that all the necessary elements for making decisions on power-sharing, wealth-sharing and security arrangements were on the table, but reaching a deal was not a guarantee for sustained peace. "We are now in a...

2006-02-20 18:45:28

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said on Monday that Secretary-General Kofi Annan should be pushing U.N. officials harder in planning a force in Sudan's Darfur region rather than just lobbying the United States for contributions. "It would be helpful, I think, if the secretary-general, in addition to prodding the U.S., could also be out there talking to the African Union and the Arab League, and in fact, even talking to his own peacekeepers...

2006-02-18 11:23:03

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan's government on Saturday rejected U.S. accusations that genocide was ongoing in its Darfur region and said it was discussing allowing a robust U.N. force to take over from African peace monitors there. U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Thursday said genocide was continuing in Darfur through a widespread campaign of rape, looting and killing and urged the African Union to accept the help of U.N. peacekeepers to stop the...


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