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2006-02-18 06:31:28

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...

2006-02-17 15:11:04

TAMPA, Florida (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Friday said double the number of international troops were needed for peacekeeping efforts in Sudan's Darfur region, and NATO's involvement would probably be required. "I'm in the process now of working with a variety of folks to encourage there to be more troops, probably under the United Nations," Bush said. "But it's going to require, I think, a NATO stewardship, planning, facilitating, organizing -- probably double the...

2006-02-14 08:52:53

By Mark John BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO allies would look kindly on new appeals for back-up help to African troops in Sudan's violent Darfur region, but rule out for now a major deployment of their own, NATO diplomats said on Tuesday. Fears that Western soldiers would be unwelcome and even counterproductive in Sudan, along with the strain of existing alliance peacekeeping in Afghanistan, mean there is little appetite for rushing into a new NATO ground mission. "I don't think anyone...

2006-02-14 06:15:57

By Madeline Chambers ABUJA (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw warned parties involved in Sudan's Darfur peace talks that they were making too little progress and Britain would consider pursuing new U.N. sanctions if no headway was made. Straw's comments to Sudanese government and rebel delegates echoed frustration expressed by the African Union (AU) and the United Nations. "Progress in the talks has been far too slow," Straw told delegates on a visit to the talks in...

2006-02-13 18:08:55

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan told President George W. Bush on Monday that he would need Washington's help in assembling a strong and highly mobile U.N. force to stop the killing in Sudan's Darfur region. During a White House meeting, however, Annan stopped short of asking Bush to commit U.S. troops or specific military equipment, because things were still in the planning stage, the U.N. leader said after the meeting. The next U.N. force for Sudan will need...

2006-02-09 04:07:45

By Ed Harris ASMARA (Reuters) - Eritrea denied on Thursday U.N. charges of smuggling weapons to rebels in Sudan's western Darfur region, as direct flights resumed between Asmara and Khartoum. U.N. sanctions experts said this week Eritrea had given arms, logistical support, and training to both the Sudan Liberation Movement/ Army (SLM/A) and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), and probably continues to do so. "I am not only denying the charges but questioning the integrity of...

2006-02-06 08:51:50

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan on Monday softened its resistance to admitting U.N. troops to its violent Darfur region, but demanded the world body consult the government before any deployment is agreed. Sudan initially refused the deployment of U.N. troops in Darfur to stop the rape, killing and looting described by Washington as genocide, and an African Union force was dispatched instead in 2004. But donors have slowed their funding for the almost 7,000-strong AU force, prompting U.N....

2006-01-23 10:14:28

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Five African leaders have asked Sudan to withdraw its bid to head the African Union because the appointment could sink Darfur peace talks and dent the group's credibility, an AU official and delegates said on Monday. Sudan has nominated itself to chair the 53-member AU, based on a tradition that the host of its summit becomes the organization's next leader. Sudan, which is under fire for rights abuses, wants to succeed Nigeria at the two-day...

2006-01-22 13:23:54

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan toned down its campaign to head the African Union on Sunday after some member nations appeared reluctant to back a bid that could hurt Africa's image and scupper talks to end fighting in Darfur in west Sudan. Under fire for rights abuses, Sudan wants to take over the presidency of the 53-member organization from Nigeria at a two-day AU summit in Khartoum that starts on Monday. By tradition, the host is given the chair. But Khartoum's bid...

2006-01-22 05:43:05

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir on Sunday urged the world to provide more equipment and other support for cash-strapped African forces monitoring a tentative truce in Sudan's violent Darfur region. The African Union has a 7,000-strong force, mainly funded by Western donors, patrolling a region the size of France. The AU has said it may have to hand control to the United Nations because of a lack of adequate resources, a move Sudan opposes. "We call upon...


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