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2006-04-14 05:48:22

By Daniel Flynn N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Chad's government on Friday paraded captured rebels it said were recruited by Sudan as the capital N'Djamena recovered from a surprise raid by insurgents fighting President Idriss Deby. The government said it repulsed Thursday's early morning attack in fighting that killed around 100 people and wounded 200, according to officials. But rebel leaders vowed to continue their campaign to oust Deby and disrupt elections next month. The 160...

2006-04-13 05:10:19

By Betel Miarom N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Chad government forces fought rebels in the capital N'Djamena on Thursday but President Idriss Deby said the attacking insurgents were repulsed and the situation in the city was under control. After several hours of intense artillery and machinegun fire in the northeast of the city, which kept residents sheltering in their homes, the fighting appeared to lessen, residents and diplomats said. "It's definitely calmed significantly," one diplomat,...

2006-04-11 15:42:54

By Betel Miarom N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Chadian rebels on Tuesday raided the town of Mongo, about 400 km (250 miles) east of the capital N'Djamena, in their boldest attack so far in a campaign to disrupt elections next month, officials said. President Idriss Deby's government, which accuses neighbouring Sudan of supporting the insurgents, said the raiders succeeded in entering Mongo. But it denied a claim by a rebel group that its fighters captured the town. "They came to Mongo ......

2006-03-21 06:04:37

By Betel Miarom N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Government troops in Chad have launched a military offensive against rebels in the east as President Idriss Deby seeks to reassert his control over the country ahead of a presidential election in May. Government sources in N'Djamena said on Tuesday the Chadian army had since Monday attacked at least one rebel command post in the mountains of Hadjer Marfain, south of Adre, near the eastern border with Sudan. "We've gone on the offensive since...

2006-03-17 06:37:45

By Andrew Cawthorne NAIROBI (Reuters) - The international community's "dismal" response to a three-year conflict in Sudan's Darfur region risks costing thousands more lives and creating proxy wars in a swathe of Africa, a think-tank warned on Friday. The International Crisis Group (ICG) said thousands of UN peacekeepers should immediately join a stretched African Union (AU) force to prevent more suffering in the vast region of west Sudan where fighting has displaced 2 million...

2006-03-16 11:13:54

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Two gunmen attacked a compound of the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR in southern Sudan, killing a local guard and wounding an Iraqi logistics officer and another guard, the agency said on Thursday. The Iraqi, who has been operated on twice, and the wounded local guard, whose life is not in danger, have been evacuated from southern Sudan and are about to land in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, UNHCR spokeswoman Helene Caux said in Geneva. "We are evaluating the situation...

2006-03-15 12:04:34

By Dany Danzoumbe N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Chad's government said on Wednesday it had foiled a coup attempt by members of the army who had been plotting to shoot down President Idriss Deby's plane. Information Minister Hourmadji Moussa Doumgor said two high-ranking military plotters, a colonel and a commander, had been captured while others were fleeing toward the east of the country with government forces in hot pursuit. Deby, himself a former army commander who seized power in the...

2006-02-14 12:53:54

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Darfur rebels said they had shot down a government helicopter on Tuesday and captured the only surviving crew member, named as Captain Muawiya Jubeir. "The government helicopters came to protect the Janjaweed (Arab militias) who were attacking civilians in our areas and our troops shot down one of them," said rebel Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) leader Minni Arcua Minnawi. He said the incident happened six or seven km (four or five miles) east of Shearia town in...

2006-02-10 10:56:07

SUDAN-CHAD BORDER (Reuters) - Sudan briefly detained two U.S. journalists and their Chadian translator on Friday near the Chad border, where tensions between the two countries have flared in recent weeks. "We were detained for questioning for about ... four hours. We are now across the border in Chad and are making our way to Adre," New York Times journalist Lydia Polgreen, told Reuters, adding she was traveling with a photographer and translator. The newspaper in the United States...

2006-02-09 17:32:06

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States should contribute troops and equipment to a planned new U.N. force designed to stop the killings and rape in Sudan's Darfur region, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on Thursday. Annan said he would press President George W. Bush on the issue when the two meet on Monday in Washington, along with expected discussions on Iran, Iraq and the controversy over cartoons lampooning the Prophet Mohammad. Underfinanced African...


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'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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