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2008-08-26 03:00:21

Text of report in English by Paris-based Sudanese newspaper Sudan Tribune website on 26 August Sudanese troops today attacked the largest displaced camp located in South Darfur leaving scores dead and many more injured. An IDP representative told Sudan Tribune that 86 people were killed and 221 wounded. However other put the death figures between 50 and 122. Monday's attack is the fifth of its kind against Kalma camp which is the home of more than 90,000 people who fled their villages...

2008-08-18 03:00:17

Text of report by state-owned Sudanese TV on 17 August [Presenter] The joint mechanism comprising the government and the UNAMID mission in Darfur met at the Foreign Ministry under the chairmanship of Foreign Undersecretary Dr Mutrif Siddiq and the joint representative of the mission, Rudolphe Adada. A number of issues related to the mission's work in Sudan were discussed. [Adada] The meeting discussed what has been accomplished in the past period. The government affirmed its readiness to...

2008-08-12 06:00:49

By DeWayne Wickham What China wants during these Olympics it cannot be allowed to have. More than anything else, the emerging superpower wants to bask in the glory of its role as host of the quadrennial global sports festival. It wants the worldwide embrace that traditionally has come to nations bestowed this honor. Of course, such acceptance hasn't always been merited. Nazi Germany hosted the Olympics in August 1936, just 11 months after it stripped German Jews of their citizenship...

2008-08-02 15:00:10

Text of report in English by Paris-based Sudanese newspaper Sudan Tribune website on 2 August Saturday 2 August 2008: Sudanese authorities have banned, the YouTube, a video sharing website joining other five countries in the world. Since 22 July, Internet users in Sudan have been unable to access the site, instead receiving an error message stating that the site was blocked by the National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC). Sudan is the latest in a list of countries that has banned...

2008-08-01 12:00:31

Excerpt from report by corporate-owned Russian news agency Interfax Moscow, 1 August: Moscow regrets the fact that concern about the request of the International Criminal Court's prosecutor to arrest Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has not been reflected in the UN Security Council's new resolution on Darfur A Russian Foreign Ministry report circulated on Friday [1 August] says that "a possible negative turn of events in Sudan in connection with the request by the International Criminal...

2008-07-31 09:00:34

Text of report in English by Paris-based Sudanese newspaper Sudan Tribune website on 29 July The UN Security Council met behind closed doors to discuss extending the mandate of the joint UN-African Union (AU) force in Darfur which is due to expire on 31 July. The extension which was supposed to be mere formality evolved into a full blown debate on deferring the indictment by the International Criminal Court (ICC) against the Sudanese president Umar Hasan al-Bashir. The ICC's prosecutor...

2008-07-24 06:00:25

Text of report in English by Paris-based Sudanese newspaper Sudan Tribune website on 24 July 24 July 2008 (Al-Fashir) - The US charge d'affaires, Alberto Fernandez said he was "disappointed" with the speech of the Sudanese president Umar Hasan al-Bashir that he made in Darfur. Fernandez, who accompanied Al-Bashir in his tour of Darfur, was quoted by the daily Al-Hayat published in London as saying that he expected to hear "something new with regards to practical steps that will be taken...

2008-07-18 12:00:48

Text of report by state-owned Sudanese radio on 18 July The joint UN-AU chief mediator for peace in Darfur, Djibrill Bassole. is due to arrive in the country today. During the meeting he will hold talks with government officials on the latest developments in Darfur as well as the request of the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor. Originally published by Republic of Sudan Radio, Omdurman, in Arabic 1400 18 Jul 08. (c) 2008 BBC Monitoring Middle East. Provided by ProQuest...

2008-07-18 09:00:29

By Elissa Gootman Russia and China voiced concerns about the pursuit of the president of Sudan by international prosecutors, raising the possibility that the UN Security Council could intervene to forestall the prosecution, diplomats said. In a closed session on Wednesday, the council began its first discussions on Sudan since prosecutors at the International Criminal Court requested an arrest warrant for Sudan's president, Omar Hassan al-Bashir, on charges of genocide, war crimes and...

2008-07-16 15:00:19

Text of report in English by Paris-based Sudanese newspaper Sudan Tribune website on 14 July [Report by: "Darfur SLM Leader Hold Talks With US Officials"] The leader of a Darfur rebel group held talks today with senior US officials to discuss pushing forward the political process in the war ravaged region. Abd al-Wahid al-Nur, leader of Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) met with Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Jendayi Frazer and the US presidential envoy to Sudan Richard...