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2008-07-14 09:00:05

By Lydia Polgreen Thousands of people took the streets of Sudan's tense capital Sunday in a carefully choreographed protest against the expected request for an arrest warrant on war crimes charges for President Omar al-Bashir by the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. Students and members of the governing National Congress Party were brought by bus into central Khartoum, where they waved banners denouncing the International Criminal Court, based in The Hague, and the United...

2008-07-14 09:00:03

Sudanese President Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir was accused of genocide and crimes against humanity Monday by the International Criminal Court prosecutor. ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo presented evidence to the court at The Hague accusing Bashir of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes in the Darfur region, the ICC said in a news release. It was the first time an ICC prosecutor tried to make a case for a sitting head of state, the ICC said. the three-judge panel is expected...

2008-07-12 18:00:11

Diplomats say they fear there could be a violent backlash from word that the president of Sudan might be charged with crimes against humanity. The Times of London reported Saturday that Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the international prosecutor, plans to seek an arrest warrant for Omar al-Bashir Monday from judges of the International Criminal Court. About 300,000 people reportedly have died in Sudan since government-backed Janjawid Arab militias began driving villagers from their homes in...

2008-07-11 18:00:05

Text of report by state-owned Sudanese TV on 11 July [Presenter] Sudan's permanent representative to the UN, Ambassador Abd-al-Mahmud Abd-al-Halim, has condemned the suspicious maneuvers of the chief prosecutor of the ICC, [Luis Moreno Ocampo], describing them as a political scheme aimed at aborting the peace process in Darfur. He called on the international community and the forces of virtue in the world to firmly confront the threat to peace in Darfur being planned by the prosecutor....

2008-07-10 15:00:16

Text of report in English by Paris-based Sudanese newspaper Sudan Tribune website on 8 July The leader of a Darfur rebel group announced that he will be making his first visit to the United States this week. "I will be meeting with US officials and organizations which stood for the cause of Darfuris and against the genocide that was and is still taking place" Abd-al-Wahid Al-Nur, leader of Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) told Sudan Tribune by phone from Paris. "I am excited that I will be...

2008-07-10 12:00:22

By New York Times News Service DAKAR, Senegal -- Seven international peacekeepers were killed and 22 wounded in a brazen day ambush by heavily armed men in trucks and on horseback in the Sudanese province of Darfur, U.N. officials said Wednesday. The attack, on Tuesday, was the deadliest on international forces in Darfur since September 2007, when 10 peacekeepers were killed in an assault on a base, and was a severe blow to the combined U.N. and African Union peacekeeping force that has...

2008-07-09 21:00:10

Seven peacekeepers were killed and 22 more were wounded in a militia attack in Sudan's Darfur region Wednesday, U.N. officials said. Seven of the wounded soldiers were listed in critical condition, the United Nations said in a news release. The attack began about 2:45 p.m. and lasted for more than two hours, U.N. officials said. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned the deadly ambush on the joint U.N.-African Union patrol by unidentified militia between Gusa Jamat and Wadah in...

2008-07-09 15:00:11

One peacekeeper was killed and 19 others were wounded in a militia attack in Sudan's Darfur region Wednesday, say U.N. officials. Six other members of the international peacekeeping patrol are missing, Shereen El Zorba, a spokeswoman for the U.N. African Union Mission in Darfur told CNN. Peacekeepers are often targeted by janjaweed militias in Darfur, where they are trying to protect African civilians from nomadic militias, supported by Sudan's government. Since 2003 the United Nations...

2008-06-19 21:00:27

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Sudha Meiyappan of Manchester Trade Ltd., +1-202-331- 9464, Sudha.meiyappan@gmail.com WASHINGTON, June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Executive Research Associates and Manchester Trade are holding a Conference of eminent international speakers entitled Darfur and its Impact on Sudan and the Region on June 25, 2008, from 8:00 AM to 5:45 PM at The Madison Hotel in Washington, DC. The agenda is attached. This may be a ground breaking ceremony since it could be...

2006-09-05 09:45:12

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan warned Sudan on Tuesday it would be responsible for any worsening of the humanitarian crisis in Darfur if African Union forces left because of a standoff with Khartoum over control of the mission. The African Union's mandate to police a ceasefire in Darfur expires on September 30, and the pan-African body has said without a major infusion of cash it could not continue any longer. The U.N. Security Council passed a...


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