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2006-06-20 11:38:55

By Noel King KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan told visiting South African President Thabo Mbeki on Tuesday that it was out of the question for U.N. troops to deploy in the troubled Darfur region of western Sudan to replace an African Union (AU) force there. Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir told a joint news conference with Mbeki that U.N. forces were unacceptable because they would come to Sudan with colonial and imperial ambitions. The United States and the United Nations have...

2006-06-05 16:17:49

By Evelyn Leopold KHARTOUM (Reuters) - A U.N. Security Council delegation arrived in Sudan for the first time on Monday to try to persuade the Khartoum government that a U.N. peacekeeping operation in Darfur was not tantamount to an invasion. At the same time, several of the 15 council members intend to tell Sudanese leaders that they have not done enough to protect their own people, regardless of who started the conflict which has cost tens of thousands of lives. Sudan signed a...

2006-03-10 09:29:05

By C. Bryson Hull and Tsegaye Tadesse ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The African Union on Friday considered extending its mission in Darfur until the end of the year to break an impasse over the transfer of peacekeeping duties in Sudan's vast west to U.N. troops. AU Commission Chairman Alpha Oumar Konare made the recommendation but the decision is up to the group's Peace and Security Council, which is under intense international pressure to turn over Darfur peacekeeping to the United...

2006-03-10 05:04:34

By C. Bryson Hull and Tsegaye Tadesse ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The African Union met on Friday to decide the future of its peacekeeping mission in Darfur, with international donors pushing for a handover to the United Nations against vehement opposition from Sudan. AU Commission Chairman Alpha Oumar Konare recommended extending the AU mission in Sudan (AMIS), suggesting that the AU may try to push for more time to persuade Sudan to accept a U.N. presence in its vast western region....

2006-03-09 12:50:44

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese demands could delay an African Union decision to ask the United Nations to take over peacekeeping in Darfur, the European Union said on Thursday. Washington urged foreign ministers from the member nations of the African Union to go ahead with an expected decision on Friday and ask the United Nations to take control of the 7,000-strong AU mission in Sudan's troubled western region. But EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana told Reuters...

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...

2006-02-01 17:55:49

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States wants the Security Council to approve a U.N. peacekeeping force for Sudan's violent Darfur region where fighting, rape and murder persist, a U.S. official said on Wednesday. "What we hope to accomplish in February is the decision by the U.N. Security Council, which would include the nature of the mission and issues of the size of the mission, implementation," Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick told reporters in...

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...

2006-01-21 04:59:15

By Nick Tattersall KHARTOUM (Reuters) - African nations were split on Saturday over Khartoum's bid to head the African Union, a move which could scuttle peace talks in Sudan's Darfur region and damage Africa's efforts to improve its image abroad. Khartoum, which is under fire for human rights abuses, is hosting a two-day AU summit starting on Monday. Sudan is seeking to take over from Nigeria as chairman, based on a tradition that the summit host becomes the next head. Sudan says it...

2005-10-22 11:44:54

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - The United States hopes Sudan will secure a peace deal by the end of the year to end a revolt in Darfur and remove an obstacle to lifting U.S. sanctions, a senior State Department official said on Saturday. The United States has called the 2-1/2 years of fighting between rebels, the Sudanese army and Arab militias genocide, and held Khartoum and the allied militias responsible -- a charge Khartoum rejects. Tens of thousands of people have been...


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