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2006-05-02 13:57:32

By Estelle Shirbon ABUJA (Reuters) - The warring parties from Sudan's Darfur region struggled on Tuesday to extract concessions from each other before a midnight deadline for a peace agreement, as senior U.S. and European officials pressed for a deal. The government of Sudan has accepted an 85-page draft settlement but three Darfur rebel factions refuse to sign, saying they are unhappy with the proposals on security, power-sharing and wealth-sharing. U.S. Deputy Secretary of State...

2006-05-02 12:14:36

By Estelle Shirbon ABUJA (Reuters) - The warring parties from Sudan's Darfur region struggled on Tuesday to extract concessions from each other before a midnight deadline for a peace agreement, as senior U.S. and British officials pressed for a deal. The government of Sudan has accepted an 85-page draft settlement but three Darfur rebel factions refuse to sign, saying they are unhappy with the proposals on security, power-sharing and wealth-sharing. U.S. Deputy Secretary of State...

2006-05-02 08:10:31

By Estelle Shirbon ABUJA (Reuters) - Senior U.S. and British officials increased pressure on the warring parties from Sudan's Darfur region on Tuesday to strike a peace deal before a midnight deadline to end the devastating three-year conflict. The government of Sudan has accepted an 85-page draft settlement but two main Darfur rebel groups refuse to sign, saying they are unhappy with the deal on security, power-sharing and wealth-sharing. U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert...

2006-05-02 06:37:12

By Estelle Shirbon ABUJA (Reuters) - U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick flew into the Nigerian capital on Tuesday to increase pressure on the warring parties from Sudan's Darfur region to strike a peace deal before a midnight deadline. The government of Sudan has accepted a draft settlement on security, power-sharing and wealth-sharing but two Darfur rebel groups have so far refused to sign, insisting their key demands be met in full, to the exasperation of mediators....

2006-05-02 04:33:08

By Estelle Shirbon ABUJA (Reuters) - U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick flew into the Nigerian capital on Tuesday to increase pressure on the warring parties from Sudan's Darfur region to strike a peace deal before a midnight deadline. The government of Sudan has accepted a draft settlement on security, power-sharing and wealth-sharing but two Darfur rebel groups have so far refused to sign, insisting their key demands be met in full, to the exasperation of mediators....

2006-05-01 12:26:32

By Pascal Fletcher N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Around 150 armed men on horseback attacked a village in eastern Chad on Monday, killing at least four people and wounding six, two days before a presidential election, the U.N. refugee agency said. A U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees spokesman said the group that raided Dalola, not far from a camp housing Sudanese refugees, stole 1,000 head of cattle. It was not clear whether they were rebels who have threatened to disrupt Wednesday's...

2006-05-01 07:21:35

By Estelle Shirbon ABUJA (Reuters) - Chances of a peace agreement for Sudan's Darfur region looked slim on Monday despite a 48-hour extension to negotiations, observers said, citing rebel inflexibility. Mediators from the African Union (AU) agreed in the early hours after a deadline expired to give the government of Sudan and two rebel groups until midnight Tuesday to agree on a proposed peace plan, the result of two years of talks. But on Monday morning, Sudanese Vice President Ali...

2006-05-01 02:31:34

By Estelle Shirbon ABUJA (Reuters) - Mediators from the African Union (AU) agreed in the early hours of Monday to give the warring parties from Sudan's Darfur region an extra 48 hours to strike a peace deal after a midnight deadline expired. International pressure on the government of Sudan and three Darfur rebel factions intensified in the build-up to the deadline, but only the government said it would sign an 85-page settlement drafted by the AU. The rebels insisted they wanted...

2006-04-30 20:24:03

By Estelle Shirbon ABUJA (Reuters) - Mediators from the African Union (AU) agreed in the early hours of Monday to give the warring parties from Sudan's Darfur region an extra 48 hours to strike a peace deal after a midnight deadline expired. International pressure on the government of Sudan and three Darfur rebel factions intensified in the build-up to the deadline, but only the government said it would sign an 85-page settlement drafted by the AU. The rebels insisted they wanted...

2006-04-30 16:32:08

Please read the correct spelling of Sen. Barack Obama's name in the third paragraph. A corrected repetition follows: By Karey Wutkowski WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Several thousand Americans, led by religious leaders, entertainers and politicians, marched on Sunday to urge the United States 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...


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