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Drive to disarm South Sudan

A disarmament drive in Sudan is underway.In South Sudan’s regional capital Juba, security forces blocked roads in a dawn operation and soldiers searched houses for illegal weapons.Major General

Peacekeeping Chief declares war has left Darfur

The former leader of the UN-African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur has announced that his soldiers have greatly improved the Sudanese region. Supporting his soldiers, Rodolphe Adada told AFP, "I

Expected release for kidnapped aid workers

Sudan plans to free two kidnapped female aid workers in Darfur during the holy month of Ramadan. Sudan is also considering offering legal immunity to the kidnappers. In early July armed men kidnapp

Al Bashir boasts of industrial progress despite sanctions

Sudan’s President, Omar Al Bashir, unveiled Sudan’s first nationally made two-seater aircraft in a public rally on Sunday, declaring that economic sanctions imposed on the country would no

Lawyers appeal to ICC to charge Al-Bashir for genocide

Prosecutors have announced they will lodge an appeal to the International Criminal Court (ICC) on the 6th July, in an effort for the court to include genocide as a further charge against Sudanese Pres

Sudan: Aid organizations allowed to come back

Aid agencies are authorized to return to Darfur in order to provide help in this troubled area. The four groups, Care International, Save the Children, Mercy Corps and Padco were among 13 organization

Sudan allows aid back in

Sudan has told the US that it will allow aid back into the Darfur region. Last March 13 international aid groups were banished after the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for Sudan

Nine hung in Sudan

9 men have been hung in a prison in Darfur after they beheaded a Sudanese newspaper editor, Mohammed Taha in 2006. The execution took place in front of the family of the editor in the capital, Khar

Gunmen Seize Darfur Aid Workers

Two aid workers for Aide Medicale Internationale (AMI), a Canadian national and a French national, have been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen who are demanding a ransom for their release. AMI was one

Mbeki attends meetings in Sudan

Former South African president Thabo Mbeki arrived in Sudan's capital Khartoum today, ahead of a series of meetings with various stakeholders on the Darfur conflict. The head of the African Union

al-Bashir in Mecca

Making a pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia is the fifth country Omar al-Bashir has visited since the issue of an arrest warrant by the International Criminal Court. The Arab League, along with sever

Sudanese refugees victims of sexual violence

An Amnesty International report said that Sudanese women who fled the Darfur conflict to eastern Chad are facing high levels of sexual violence. The report reveals that girls and women are attacked wh

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