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2006-05-12 08:07:06

By Pascal Fletcher DAKAR (Reuters) - A peace deal to end the conflict in Sudan's Darfur region will not halt a campaign by rebels in neighboring Chad to topple President Idriss Deby, a Chadian rebel spokesman said on Friday. Sudan's government signed a peace deal last week with the main Darfur rebel group to end three years of fighting that has killed tens of thousands of people and forced 2 million from their homes in the western Sudanese region, which borders Chad. Rebels in Chad...

2006-05-11 09:08:04

By Richard Waddington GENEVA (Reuters) - The International Criminal Court must act more decisively to bring to trial those guilty of war crimes in Darfur because Sudanese officials have so far proved incapable of doing so, the top U.N. human rights official said. United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour, just back from a visit to Sudan, said on Thursday that despite government promises no official had been tried and punished for any of the serious human rights...

2006-05-08 09:38:08

By Opheera McDoom KALMA CAMP, Sudan (Reuters) - Angry demonstrators killed a Sudanese interpreter working with African Union forces in Darfur on Monday in riots which broke out during a senior U.N. official's visit to a camp for displaced Sudanese. Jan Egeland, the U.N. under-secretary for humanitarian affairs, said the man was killed in an African Union police station after Egeland and his entourage beat a hasty retreat from the Kalma camp in the face of violent protests. "After we...

2006-05-08 09:04:37

By Opheera McDoom KALMA CAMP, Sudan (Reuters) - Angry demonstrators killed a Sudanese interpreter working with African Union forces in Darfur on Monday in riots which broke out during a senior UN official's visit to a camp for displaced Sudanese. Jan Egeland, the UN under-secretary for humanitarian affairs, said the man was killed in an African Union police station after Egeland and his entourage beat a hasty retreat from the Kalma camp in the face of violent protests. "After we...

2006-05-08 06:02:41

By Opheera McDoom KALMA CAMP, Sudan (Reuters) - U.N. humanitarian chief Jan Egeland and aid workers beat a hasty retreat from a refugee camp in Darfur on Monday after a demonstration spun out of control and an aid worker was attacked. The melee at the Kalma Camp in South Darfur occurred after thousands of Darfuris protested to demand that international troops deploy there to protect them. A female refugee shouted that an aid worker was a member of the Janjaweed militia. Women...

2006-05-08 03:53:20

KALMA CAMP, Sudan (Reuters) - U.N. humanitarian chief Jan Egeland, aid workers and journalists were forced to evacuate a refugee camp in Darfur on Monday after a demonstration spun out of control and an aid worker was attacked. The melee at the Kalma Camp in South Darfur occurred after thousands of Darfuris were protesting to demand international troops be posted there to protect them. The violence began when a female refugee shouted that an aid worker was a member of the Janjaweed...

2006-05-06 07:47:08

By Claire Soares GAGA, Chad (Reuters) - Darfuri refugees sheltering in crowded camps in arid eastern Chad might have been expected to celebrate a long-awaited peace deal but they say they are in no rush to pack bags, load mules and begin the trek back home. Many are wary of the agreement struck on Friday because it does not include all rebel factions, while others are highly skeptical the Sudanese government will keep its side of the bargain. "I'm all for peace, but the deal has to...

2006-05-04 22:47:02

By Estelle Shirbon ABUJA (Reuters) - The Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), one of three rebel factions from Sudan's Darfur region under intense pressure to sign an African Union peace plan, said on Friday it would not sign the document as it stands. JEM chief negotiator Ahmed Tugod said the group wanted fundamental changes made to the draft accord, which the AU said earlier was not open to renegotiation. "We said that unless fundamental changes are made to this document, it's...

2006-05-04 20:23:39

By Estelle Shirbon ABUJA (Reuters) - African heads of state and Western diplomats pressed rebel factions from Sudan's Darfur region for decisions on a draft peace deal in the early hours of Friday after a third deadline passed. On the table was a document drawn up by African Union (AU) mediators after two years of talks on ending the conflict in Sudan's arid western Darfur region, amended in the past two days by a U.S.-led diplomatic team to try to win rebel acceptance. The...

2006-05-04 18:47:12

By Estelle Shirbon ABUJA (Reuters) - Western and African diplomats kept the Sudanese government and Darfur rebels talking into Friday in a strenuous push for a peace deal, after a midnight deadline for agreement passed. Officials had suggested on Thursday the deadline was likely to be breached as all involved worked into the night to secure a deal to end three years of conflict in Sudan's arid western Darfur region. U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick has played a...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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