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2005-10-10 01:17:01

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Darfur rebels have refused to release 18 African Union hostages and have kidnapped a rescue team in the western Sudanese region, the AU said on Monday. AU spokesman Noureddine Mezni said the rebel splinter group, which broke away from the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), was now holding up to 40 members of the AU ceasefire monitoring team in the region. Mezni had said the group released most of the 18-strong multi-national monitoring team late on Sunday night...

2005-10-01 10:38:20

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - The African Union accused the Sudanese government on Saturday of coordinating with Arab militias in attacks on civilians in Darfur, and said all parties to the conflict were violating ceasefire agreements. Despite peace talks and a ceasefire, violence has spiralled over the past two weeks as rebel forces attacked a government garrison and Arab militias, known as Janjaweed, rampaged through a refugee camp, killing at least 32, the AU said. "We...

2005-09-26 07:31:08

By Stephanie Hancock MBALLA, Chad (Reuters) - Forced by armed raiders to flee their home in Central African Republic, Monica and her four children slept under a tree in neighboring Chad for four weeks, living on peanuts and water. The family are among thousands of refugees who have crossed Chad's southern border in recent months to escape unidentified gunmen whose raids have sparked an exodus that aid workers fear could turn into a humanitarian crisis. Local officials from the...

2005-09-21 07:54:51

By Amil Khan KHARTOUM (Reuters) - A Sudanese military official vowed on Wednesday that Sudan's armed forces would recapture a town seized by one of the two main rebel groups in the Darfur region. "Right now, the town is still under rebel control," the official told Reuters. "Government forces will respond and expel them from the town," he added without giving details. Aid officials say further military action in the area will escalate tension and threaten about 33,000 refugees...

2005-09-20 16:50:26

By Amil Khan KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Rebels in the Darfur region of western Sudan said they captured the town of Sheiria from government forces in a surprise attack on Tuesday, killing more than 80 government soldiers. A Sudanese military official confirmed the rebels had taken control of Sheiria town, about 70 km (45 miles) northeast of Nyala, the capital of South Darfur state. The official added the rebels had tried to attack nearby areas on Tuesday but had been repulsed by...

2005-07-25 14:41:58

By Amil Khan KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese troops and helicopters killed seven civilians and wounded about 10 in attacks on villages in the western Darfur region, the rebel commander of the area told Reuters on Monday. A Sudanese official who did not want to give his name said the attacks were aimed at rebel bases not civilians and the only casualties were rebel fighters. An official from the African Union, which is monitoring a shaky ceasefire in the area, said a team had been sent to...

2005-07-03 16:06:10

By Opheera McDoom SIRTE, Libya (Reuters) - Divisions among Darfur's rebelsare the biggest problem facing peace talks and rebel leadersare showing no desire to reach a political solution to the warin western Sudan, neighboring Chad said on Sunday. The talks started last month in the Nigerian capital Abuja,but soon stalled after one of the two rebel groups declared itwould not accept Chadian mediation and the other said it wantedEritrea, at odds with the Sudanese government, to mediate....


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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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