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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. "In two months' time the rainy season starts. If confidence does not rule again to improve the security situation by then, it could be very bad," he told reporters after meeting British Prime Minister Tony Blair. "The...

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. "In two months' time the rainy season starts. If confidence does not rule again to improve the security situation by then, it could be very bad," he told reporters after a meeting with British Prime Minister Tony Blair. "The...

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. Despite a peace deal signed by the government and the main Darfur rebel group on May 5, dozens have been killed in clashes between rebels and government-armed Arab militias. An African Union (AU) peacekeeping force is cash-strapped and ill-equipped. Khartoum, under...

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. The peace deal was signed under intense global pressure on May 5 between the government and one main rebel faction. But two other rebel factions refused to sign, saying the deal was unfair. Thousands of Darfuris have demonstrated against the deal....

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. "In the evening yesterday Janjaweed began the attack with some of the government army with them," said al-Tayyib Khamis, spokesman for the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA). "They went in and took the civilians' money and possessions and then left again." He said as yet they did...

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. A spokesman for the main rebel faction group who signed the deal in the Nigerian capital Abuja on May 5 told Reuters from the field in Darfur that despite the agreement, heavy attacks have continued on the ground. "The attack on Shearia was yesterday --...

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. According to official results announced on Sunday, Deby won the May 3 presidential elections with 77.5 percent of the vote. His re-election had been widely considered a formality after opposition parties boycotted the election, calling it a...

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. One of three Darfur rebel factions and the Sudanese government signed a peace agreement on May 5 in Abuja, Nigeria, to end the conflict responsible for what Annan called "the world's worst humanitarian crisis." But news of the agreement has sparked...

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. Despite a rebel attack on the capital N'Djamena three weeks before the polls, Deby's re-election was widely considered a formality after opposition parties boycotted the election, calling it a farce. Announcing the result, Ahmat...

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. Abdel Wahed Mohammed al-Nur of the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) refused the peace settlement signed on May 5 by the Sudanese government and rival SLA factional leader Minni Arcua Minnawi to end a conflict that has killed tens...


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  • A unit of saved energy.
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