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2006-05-23 13:03:31

By Opheera McDoom and Jeremy Lovell KHARTOUM/LONDON (Reuters) - The Sudanese government must agree to let a U.N. peacekeeping force into Darfur within weeks to make sure a peace agreement is applied, African Union commission chief Alpha Konare said on Tuesday.

2006-05-23 11:48:53

By Opheera McDoom and Jeremy Lovell KHARTOUM/LONDON (Reuters) - The Sudanese government must agree to let a U.N. peacekeeping force into Darfur within weeks to make sure a peace agreement is applied, African Union commission chief Alpha Konare said on Tuesday.

2006-05-22 17:02:47

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Senior United Nations diplomats seek to persuade Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir's government on Tuesday to accept a U.N. peacekeeping force in the western Darfur region.

2006-05-22 07:17:05

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan on Monday denied Darfur rebel reports that its troops had attacked their camps, breaking a ceasefire and a peace deal signed this month to end the conflict which has killed tens of thousands.

2006-05-21 11:39:47

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Darfur rebels who signed a peace deal with Khartoum in early May said on Sunday the government has already breached the agreement by attacking their areas in North Darfur.

2006-05-20 13:23:12

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Dozens were killed in a major attack by government-backed militias on Shearia town in Sudan's Darfur region, the latest in a wave of raids since a peace deal was signed earlier this month, rebels said on Saturday.

2006-05-15 06:00:35

By Betel Miarom N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Chad's opposition on Monday rejected election results which handed President Idriss Deby a third five-year term in the central African oil producer, saying far fewer people had turned out to vote than claimed.

2006-05-15 05:08:56

LONDON (Reuters) - Rich nations must provide immediate funding for the African Union mission in Darfur to ensure the success of a peace deal to end three years of war in western Sudan, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on Monday.

2006-05-14 17:39:12

By Betel Miarom N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Chad's President Idriss Deby won the May 3 presidential elections with 77.5 percent of the vote, the electoral commission announced on Sunday, handing him a third five-year term in the central African oil producer.

2006-05-14 03:55:24

By Estelle Shirbon ABUJA (Reuters) - A rebel leader from Sudan's Darfur region has rebuffed the latest proposals from African Union (AU) mediators for him to join a peace deal despite intense pressure by diplomats desperate to gain wider support for the accord.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.