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2006-06-01 07:56:29

By Jonathan Saul and Elana Ringler KIBBUTZ EIN GEDI, Israel (Reuters) - Taking a deep puff on his cigarette, Sudanese refugee Sanka says sneaking across the desert border from Egypt into Israel was perilous, but worth it -- despite being sent to jail. "There were Israeli and Egyptian soldiers on both sides. I could have been shot at any time as that place is a firing zone," said Sanka, now taking refuge in this quiet Israeli communal farm overlooking the crystal waters of the Dead...

2006-05-31 19:28:42

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Two Darfur rebel groups refused on Thursday to sign a peace deal ahead of a deadline set by the African Union to end the three-year-old conflict that has killed tens of thousands in Sudan's remote west. The African Union, set up to promote social, political and economic integration in Africa, has raised the spectre of U.N. sanctions against Abdel Wahed Mohammed al-Nur of the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) and the rebel Justice and Equality...

2006-05-29 06:02:10

CAIRO (Reuters) - A Darfur rebel faction which faces a May 31 deadline to sign a deal to end fighting in western Sudan said on Monday it would not join the agreement without major changes. The African Union (AU) has threatened sanctions against the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) and a faction of the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) unless they sign the deal agreed on May 5 between the main SLA faction and the Sudanese government. JEM President Khalil Ibrahim said he would travel for...

2006-04-28 13:35:28

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Five members of the U.S. Congress were arrested at the Sudanese Embassy on Friday to protest violence in that country's Darfur region. The lawmakers, all Democrats, were Reps. Tom Lantos of California, James McGovern and John Olver of Massachusetts, James Moran of Virginia, and Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas. A few members of the Save Darfur Coalition also were arrested from the gathering of about 50 demonstrators, a spokeswoman for the coalition said. Those...

2006-04-26 08:01:34

GENEVA (Reuters) - Violence and lack of money is hampering humanitarian help for Sudan's Darfur region and malnutrition is rising again, the United Nations' Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday. "We want to sound the alarm. We must do everything to stop this deterioration," UNICEF's representative for Sudan Ted Chaiban told journalists. The number of people fleeing their homes to escape fighting between rebels, the army and government-backed militias had risen by a further...

2006-04-12 18:03:12

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Britain and the United States announced on Wednesday that four Sudanese were slated for United Nations sanctions over war crimes in Darfur but Russia and China signaled disapproval. The four, whittled down from a longer British list, includes one Sudanese government official, one pro-government militia member, and two rebel leaders, diplomats said. "We have an agreed-upon list at the moment," with six or seven co-sponsors, said British...

2006-04-11 17:39:55

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday told the Sudan government and rebels to make peace in Darfur by April 30 and instructed U.N. military experts to plan for a peacekeeping force there. Neither demand may be fulfilled. Talks led by the African Union between Sudan and Darfur rebels in Abuja, Nigeria, have been touch and go, although the aim is a deal by April 30. And Sudan may reject the demand for a U.N. military assessment mission to go...

2006-04-09 10:21:55

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Efforts to stop atrocities in Sudan's Darfur region are unraveling, with a new peacekeeping force uncertain, relief aid under attack and U.N. sanctions stymied, U.N. officials and analysts say. "The situation is spiraling downward on the ground and retreating backwards on a daily basis in New York, Washington and Brussels," home of NATO, said John Prendergast of the International Crisis Group think tank. "A fragile consensus has collapsed...

2006-04-06 18:00:40

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States is willing to impose sanctions on Sudanese government officials for atrocities in Darfur but has to make sure it has all the evidence, U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said on Thursday. The Bush administration so far has not agreed to names of government officials that Britain and others have put on an initial list slated for a travel ban and assets freeze by the U.N. Security Council, according to a resolution adopted a year...

2006-04-05 04:37:33

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - The African Union is investigating allegations of rape and child abuse leveled against its peace-monitoring forces in the violent Darfur region, it said in a statement. The allegations were broadcast by Britain's Channel 4 and said AU forces had sexually abused women and harmed children in the troubled rebel-held area of Gereida. "The African Union ... consider the allegations of these heinous crimes very grave and unacceptable indeed, and are determined to take...


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