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2006-08-06 14:51:03

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Late and amid kicking and shoving, former Darfur rebel leader Minni Arcua Minnawi arrived to a chaotic welcome in Khartoum on Sunday to speed up implementation of a May peace deal for Sudan's vast west. Minnawi, the only one of three negotiating rebel factions to sign the May accord with Khartoum, was due to arrive a day earlier but abruptly canceled over a political dispute. He accused the government of obstructing the deal by not making good...

2006-08-05 14:45:13

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Former Darfur rebels said on Saturday they had stopped implementing a peace deal until the government honors a promise to make Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) leader Minni Arcua Minnawi a special presidential assistant. Minnawi was supposed to arrive in Khartoum on Saturday to kick-start the post-deal reconstruction of Darfur but refused to show up. An SLA official told reporters waiting at the airport that the rebel leader would not come until he...

2006-08-05 08:58:46

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Former Darfur rebels said on Saturday they have stopped implementing a peace deal until the government honors a promise to make Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) leader Minni Arcua Minnawi a special presidential assistant. Minnawi was supposed to arrive in Khartoum on Saturday to kickstart the post-peace reconstruction of Darfur but refused to show up. An SLA official told reporters waiting at the airport that the rebel leader would not come until he...

2006-08-01 09:57:19

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Darfur rebels who signed a peace deal with the government killed and raped civilians to try to force them to support the unpopular accord, human rights group Amnesty International said on Tuesday. The African Union-brokered deal was signed in May by only one of three rebel factions -- the Minni Arcua Minnawi group. Tens of thousands of Darfuris have protested against the deal, saying it does not meet their demands. "Some 72 people were killed, 103 injured and 39...

2006-07-29 09:58:56

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese government forces and allied militias attacked bases of a new rebel alliance in Darfur despite a ceasefire in the violent west, officials and rebels said on Saturday. An unpopular African Union-mediated peace deal was signed in May by only one of three rebel negotiating factions. Many leaders who did not sign formed a new group called the National Redemption Front (NRF), which began military operations earlier this month in the...

2006-07-29 02:30:15

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese government forces and allied militias attacked bases of a new rebel alliance in Darfur despite a cease-fire in the violent west, officials and rebels said on Saturday. An unpopular African Union-mediated peace deal was signed in May by only one of three rebel negotiating factions. Many leaders who did not sign formed a new group called the National Redemption Front (NRF), which began military operations earlier this month in the...

2006-07-25 06:07:59

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - A Darfur rebel leader was in Washington on Tuesday to meet President Bush, who is trying to convince Khartoum to accept U.N. peacekeepers to quell the increasing violence in Sudan's remote west. Minni Arcua Minnawi's Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) faction was the only one of three negotiating factions to sign a May peace deal in the conflict which Washington has called genocide. "He will meet Bush today," said Ali Mokhtar, a rebel SLA official, told Reuters from...

2006-07-20 12:33:51

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush called on Sudan on Thursday to allow a United Nations peacekeeping presence to help stem the violence in Darfur. Tens of thousands have been killed and 2.5 million people forced into camps during three years of rape, murder and pillage in Darfur in lawless western Sudan. The United States, the European Union and the United Nations are pressing Sudan to allow a U.N. mission to replace an ill-equipped African Union force. Khartoum had...

2006-07-18 02:31:39

By Ingrid Melander BRUSSELS (Reuters) - World powers will press Sudan on Tuesday to accept a United Nations peacekeeping mission in Darfur to replace an African Union force that has been unable to stem the violence. Sudan is set to reject the move once more. The United Nations and aid agencies will also press donors at talks in Brussels between U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the EU, the United States, and Sudan to finance the AU force for a few more months before a transition to...

2006-07-17 19:11:50

By Ingrid Melander BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The United Nations and aid agencies will press donors on Tuesday to finance an ill-equipped African Union mission in Darfur for a few more months, while donors and the U.N. itself will urge Sudan to accept an eventual transfer to a more able U.N. mission. The cash-strapped African Union's 7,000-strong mission has been unable to stem the violence Washington called genocide. Tens of thousands of people have been killed and 2.5 million forced in...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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