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Sudanese aid worker arrested in South Darfur camp – IDPs

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

April 12, 2011 (KHARTOUM) – A Sudanese aid worker employed by a US relief group was arrested by an unidentified group of armed men in Kalama camp, South Darfur, on Monday.

“Seven armed men stormed the office of the International Medical Corps (IMC) inside Kalma camp and forcibly arrested Jibril Ahmed Nourein on Monday morning,” said Hussein Abu Sharati who is the spokesperson of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Darfur camps.

Sudan activists rally in New York: urgent actions in Abyei, Darfur needed

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

April 10, 2011 (JUBA) – Several human rights activists on Friday took to the streets of New York to rally in advocacy for the international community’s action on issues of Sudan, citing the pending Abyei referendum, the unresolved conflict in Darfur and political repression in the north.

The rally, which was conducted in coordination with Amnesty International was sponsored by seven US-based organisations. These included, the African Center for Justice and Peace Studies , New York City Coalition for Darfur , Brooklyn for Peace, Brooklyn Coalition for Darfur, Ubuntu-students for a world without genocide and Darfur Vigil.

UNAMID to establish humanitarian corridor in Jebel Marra

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

March 22, 2011 (KHARTOUM) – Darfur peacekeepers and rebels from the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) led by Abdel Wahid Al-Nur agreed to establish a humanitarian corridor in Jebel Marra.

Delegations led by UNAMID Joint Special Representative (JSR) Ibrahim Gambari, and SLM Chairman Abdel-Wahid Al-Nur met during the earlier hours of Tuesday in Kampala after resolving last minute technical details related to the organization of the reunion.

Tens of thousands flood Darfur refugee camp

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

By Deepa Babington

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – More than 70,000 people have fled fighting in Sudan’s western Darfur region in the past three months, swelling numbers at a refugee camp by more than third, U.N. humanitarian officials said.

A series of ceasefires and foreign-backed talks have failed to end fighting in the remote area, where conflict between mostly non-Arab rebels and government troops backed by largely Arab militias…

UNAMID peacekeepers ambushed in Darfur

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

March 22, 2011 (KHARTOUM) – Two soldiers from the African Union – United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) were seriously injured after being ambushed during a return trip from escort duties near the capital of West Darfur.

The mission said in a statement that the incident took place in Masteri, a village 45 km south of El-Geniena. The driver and a peacekeeper had their vehicles fired on by unidentified men.

DARFUR: UNAMID chief visits Jabal Marra, asked to act against aerial attacks

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

March 18, 2011 (KHARTOUM) – A delegation of the UN-AU hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNMID) on Friday managed to visit two areas in the sparsely-accessed, mountainous terrain of Jabal Marra in the troubled western region of Sudan, the mission has announced.

Darfur region has been under an armed conflict that killed more than 300, 000 people and displaced 2.7 million since it erupted in 2003 between the Sudanese government and rebel groups accusing it of marginalizing the region.

One killed after clashes between police and students in Darfur

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

March 17, 2011(KHARTOUM) – One student was killed at the University of El Fasher in the capital of North Darfur during clashes between the police and protesters against the suspension of political activities inside the academic institutions.

Last week talks between the university administration and the student s failed to lift the suspension of the political activities. However, the students decide to overcome the ban and resumed the discussions circles as Sudanese students used to do in all the universities of the country.

Sudanese army attack rebel positions in Darfur Jebel Marra

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

March 9, 2011 (KHARTOUM) — Sudan’s army on Wednesday said it attacked rebels from the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) led by Abdel Wahid Al-Nur and took control of their positions, but the rebels denied the statement.

The Khartoum controlled Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) has intensified attacks on Darfur’s rebel groups, while the government is intending to implement a new plan to achieve peace in the region…

Sudan arrests, beats female protestors as world marks International Women’s Day

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

March 8, 2011 (KHARTOUM) – Sudanese anti-riot police on Tuesday arrested and beat dozens of women activists shortly after they attempted to stage a protest in Khartoum’s twin city of Omdurman against the alleged rape of a young female activist last month and right abuses, manifesting Khartoum’s growing anxiety over dissent.

Women protestors gathered in a public square in central Omdurman on Tuesday and lifted banners demanding the authorities to cease “violence against women,” citing the case Saffiya Ishaq, a young female activist who appeared in a Youtube video last month accusing members of Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services of gang-raping her after she participated in anti-government protests late in January.

Sudanese government endorses two more states in Darfur

Monday, March 7th, 2011

March 7, 2011 (KHARTOUM) — Sudanese government endorsed today the creation of two new administrative entities in the restive region of Darfur increasing the number of states to five.

The decision comes days, after the announcement of a referendum on the administrative status of the region made by the presidential adviser in charge of Darfur file, Gahzi Salah Al-Deen.