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2006-04-30 13:03:55

By Estelle Shirbon ABUJA (Reuters) - Peace talks on Sudan's Darfur region remain very fluid and chances of a deal are "50-50" as a deadline nears, senior mediators said on Sunday after a meeting with two of the three rebel factions. The government of Sudan said earlier it was ready to sign a peace plan drafted by African Union (AU) mediators who have set a deadline for the warring parties to reach a deal by the end of Sunday. "The situation is very fluid," said Sam Ibok, head of the...

2006-04-30 14:13:31

By Karey Wutkowski WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Several thousand Americans, led by religious leaders, entertainers and politicians, marched on Sunday to urge the government to halt "genocide" in Sudan's Darfur region. "Darfur deserves to live. We are its only hope," Nobel Peace Prize winner and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel told the crowd that converged on the National Mall in Washington, near the Capitol. Other speakers at the rally included Washington's Roman Catholic Archbishop...

2006-04-30 05:37:10

By Estelle Shirbon ABUJA (Reuters) - Peace talks on Sudan's Darfur region entered what was supposed to be their final day on Sunday with the warring parties hurrying to obtain more than what was offered in a settlement drafted by African Union (AU) mediators. The AU has set Sunday as a deadline for the Sudanese government and three Darfur rebel factions to wrap up negotiations on security, power-sharing and wealth-sharing that have dragged on for two years while the conflict has...

2006-04-30 04:41:45

By Estelle Shirbon ABUJA (Reuters) - Peace talks on Sudan's Darfur region entered what was supposed to be their final day on Sunday with the warring parties hurrying to obtain more than what was offered in a settlement drafted by African Union (AU) mediators. The AU has set Sunday as a deadline for the Sudanese government and three Darfur rebel factions to wrap up negotiations on security, power-sharing and wealth-sharing that have dragged on for two years while the conflict has...

2006-04-29 17:22:36

By Estelle Shirbon ABUJA (Reuters) - The warring parties from Sudan's Darfur region struggled to extract a last few crucial concessions from each other on Saturday as they raced to meet a Sunday deadline for a peace deal set by the African Union (AU). International pressure grew on the Sudanese government and three Darfur rebel factions to accept the AU's proposed peace agreement and end three years of violence that President Bush called "genocide." The 85-page draft settlement is...

2006-04-29 13:42:07

By Estelle Shirbon ABUJA (Reuters) - The warring parties from Sudan's Darfur region struggled to extract a last few crucial concessions from each other on Saturday as they raced to meet a Sunday deadline for a peace deal set by the African Union (AU). International pressure grew on the Sudanese government and three Darfur rebel factions to accept the AU's proposed peace agreement and end three years of violence that President Bush called "genocide." The 85-page draft settlement is...

2006-04-29 05:13:11

By Estelle Shirbon ABUJA (Reuters) - A peace deal for Sudan's Darfur region hung in the balance on Saturday as disunited rebel movements tried to decide whether to accept or reject a proposed agreement before Sunday's deadline. African Union (AU) mediators in Nigeria have presented an 85-page draft settlement, the result of two years of tough negotiations on security, power-sharing and wealth-sharing between the rebels and the Sudanese government. "We want to have consensus within...

2006-04-27 14:34:31

SOFIA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Thursday the African Union (AU) peacekeeping mission in Sudan's Darfur region was not strong enough and NATO should take on a larger role there. "Everyone recognizes that the AU mission, while it has been successful thus far, is not robust enough to deal with the continued violence in Darfur, and particularly the problems that are emerging in western Darfur," she told a news conference at a NATO ministers' meeting in...

2006-04-26 12:08:07

By Estelle Shirbon ABUJA (Reuters) - The warring parties from Sudan's Darfur region faced intense pressure on Wednesday to make new concessions after African Union (AU) mediators, hurrying to meet an April 30 deadline, proposed a draft peace agreement. The 85-page document, which the AU delivered to delegates from the Sudanese government and two Darfur rebel groups late on Tuesday, covers the three areas of security, power-sharing and wealth-sharing that are key to solving the...

2006-04-25 00:28:01

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States was likely to call a U.N. vote on Tuesday to impose sanctions on four Sudanese accused of war crimes in Darfur, despite opposition from China and Russia, a U.S. official said. The sanctions, a travel ban and a freeze on assets abroad, would be the first adopted against individuals involved in the Darfur conflict. They were authorized by the U.N. Security Council in March 2005 against those who thwart peace efforts,...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.