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2006-09-05 09:25:51

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan's decision to expel African Union peacekeepers from Darfur rather than allow them to come under U.N. command leaves 3 million victims exposed and at risk, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on Tuesday. Annan told journalists in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria that Sudan's decision was not "entirely positive" and he warned Khartoum it would be held responsible for any worsening of the humanitarian crisis in Darfur. "The...

2006-09-04 17:01:04

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan said on Monday it would allow African troops to remain in Darfur only under African Union control and accused Washington of attempting "regime change" in Khartoum by trying to bring in a U.N. force. The head of the African Union mission monitoring a shaky truce in the troubled Darfur region reaffirmed that the AU presence would end on September 30. Sudan raised fears its turbulent west could descend into full-blown war by saying on Sunday...

2006-09-04 12:59:20

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan said on Monday it would allow African troops to remain in Darfur only under African Union control and accused Washington of attempting "regime change" in Khartoum by trying to bring in a U.N. force. Sudan raised fears its turbulent western region could descend into full-blown war after a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Sunday AU troops monitoring a shaky ceasefire must leave when their mandate expired on September 30. The spokesman...

2006-09-04 06:54:07

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan will allow African Union troops to remain in its turbulent Darfur region but only if their AU mandate was extended beyond September 30 and not as part of a U.N. force, a presidential advisor said on Monday. Sudan raised alarms that its turbulent west could descend into full-blown war after a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Sunday AU troops monitoring a shaky ceasefire must leave when their mandate expired. The spokesman called the...

2006-09-03 16:01:31

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan has asked African Union forces monitoring a shaky truce in its violent Darfur region to leave the country when their mandate ends on September 30, a spokesman said on Sunday. "We are asking them to leave since they indicated that they will not be able to continue their mission," said Foreign Ministry Spokesman Jamal Ibrahim. "This is a final decision." Sudan has defiantly refused international requests for a U.N. takeover of the cash-strapped and...

2006-08-31 14:50:48

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Thursday voted to create a United Nations peacekeeping force in Sudan's Darfur region to avert a new humanitarian disaster, but the Khartoum government rejected the resolution as "illegal." The vote to send the force to Darfur once Sudan has agreed to its deployment passed with 12 votes in favor, none against and abstentions from Russia, China and Qatar, the only Arab council member. The United Nations wants...

2006-08-31 13:20:13

Corrects ninth paragraph to show one rebel group, not two, signed a peace deal with the government in May. By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Thursday voted to create a United Nations peacekeeping force in Sudan's Darfur region, despite the Khartoum government's strong opposition. The vote was 12 in favor, with abstentions from Russia, China and Qatar, the only Arab council member. But the troops will not be deployed until Sudan consents. The...

2006-08-31 12:27:53

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Thursday voted to create a United Nations peacekeeping force in Sudan's Darfur region, despite the Khartoum government's strong opposition. The vote was 12 in favor, with abstentions from Russia, China and Qatar, the only Arab council member. But the troops will not be deployed until Sudan consents. The United Nations wants to replace and absorb an African Union force in Darfur, which has only enough money to...

2006-08-31 11:01:54

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Thursday voted to create a United Nations peacekeeping force in Sudan's Darfur region, despite the Khartoum government's strong opposition. The vote was 12 in favor, with abstentions from Russia, China and Qatar, the only Arab council member. But the troops will not be deployed until Sudan agrees. The United Nations wants to replace or absorb an African Union force in Darfur, which has only enough money to...

2006-08-31 09:57:18

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Thursday voted to create a United Nations peacekeeping force in Sudan's Darfur region, despite the Khartoum government's strong opposition. The vote was 12 in favor, with abstentions from Russia, China and Qatar, the only Arab council member. But the troops will not be deployed until Sudan agrees. The United Nations wants to replace or absorb an African Union force in Darfur, which has only enough money to...


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