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2006-08-07 17:32:12

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Rising violence in Sudan's Darfur region has killed more aid workers in July than over the previous two years, seriously jeopardizing relief assistance, U.N. humanitarian officials said on Monday. Eight aid workers died last month as fighting among Sudanese factions increased. Concern for aid worker safety has forced humanitarian groups to reduce their presence in Darfur homeless camps to its lowest level since the civil war escalated in 2003, U.N....

2006-08-07 09:52:43

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Former Darfur rebel leader Minni Arcua Minnawi was sworn in as special assistant to the president on Monday in a closed-door ceremony, which some hope will mark the real start of implementation of a May peace deal. But following the ceremony Minnawi said only members of his group could legally be appointed to political posts created by the deal, setting him on a likely collision course with members of other rebel groups who have split with their...

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...

2006-07-22 05:30:00

By Betel Miarom N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Chad's President Idriss Deby has fired two ministers accused by a government inquiry of embezzling funds, state radio said late on Friday. The sackings came a day after the head of the World Bank, which has helped the landlocked central African country exploit its oil reserves, visited Deby to cement a revenue spending agreement and said greater oversight was needed. State radio said Livestock Minister Mahamat Allamine Bourma Treye and...

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...

2006-07-17 05:59:00

By Mohammed Abbas KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sharp differences emerged on Monday between Sudan and the international community over the purpose of an upcoming conference world powers say is aimed at pushing for a United Nations peacekeeping mission in Darfur. A draft pre-conference EU declaration obtained by Reuters said the European Union, the United States and U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan will urge Sudan to allow a U.N. mission into Darfur to replace an African Union (AU) force that...

2006-07-15 12:08:52

By Stephanie Hancock N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - A human rights group in Chad has accused the government of a wave of arbitrary arrests and political disappearances following a rebel assault three months ago on the capital of the central African oil producer. Human Rights Without Frontiers (DHSF) accused the Chadian state of carrying out a witch hunt' against those it suspects of collaborating with rebels in the April 13 attack -- which killed hundreds of people just weeks before...


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