Darfur conflict http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24882/all en UPDATE 1-Heavy fighting rages in Sudan's Darfur region http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-1-heavy-fighting-rages-sudans-darfur-region <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds fighting in central Darfur, details, background)</p> <p>* Rebels seize two towns from government, peacekeepers say</p> <p>* Several rounds of talks have failed to end conflict</p> <p>* Tribes battle over gold mine</p> <p>By Khalid Abdelaziz</p> <p>KHARTOUM, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Rebels have seized two towns in Darfur, international peacekeepers quoted a local leader as saying, as fighting raged in at least two parts of the troubled region of western Sudan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-1-heavy-fighting-rages-sudans-darfur-region" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Darfur conflict Sudan Technology War Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 22:30:16 +0000 5732383 at http://www.globalpost.com Darfur fighting displaces more than 30,000 people-U.N. http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/darfur-fighting-displaces-more-30000-people-un <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>KHARTOUM, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Two weeks of fighting in Sudan's Darfur has displaced 30,000 people who are in need for food and shelter, the United Nations said after some of the worst clashes in the western region for months.</p> <p>Conflict has raged in Darfur, a vast arid region, since 2003 when mainly non-Arab tribes took up arms against the Arab government in Khartoum, accusing it of political and economic marginalisation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/darfur-fighting-displaces-more-30000-people-un" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Darfur Darfur conflict Politics Sudan War Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 13:30:38 +0000 5733136 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Chinese workers abducted in Sudan's Darfur http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-1-chinese-workers-abducted-sudans-darfur <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds background on Sudanese-Chinese ties)</p> <p>KHARTOUM, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Unknown armed men have kidnapped four Chinese workers in Sudan's troubled Darfur region, the state news agency SUNA said on Sunday.</p> <p>The assailants abducted the Chinese -- one engineer and three drivers -- together with five Sudanese colleagues late on Saturday near al-Fasher in North Darfur, SUNA said, adding that all had been working for a Chinese road company.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-1-chinese-workers-abducted-sudans-darfur" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Darfur conflict Political geography Politics Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 21:30:03 +0000 5733938 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Fighting in Sudan's Darfur kills more than 100 - U.N. http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-1-fighting-sudans-darfur-kills-more-100-un <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Weeks of clashes force 100,000 to flee</p> <p>* Numbers sharply higher than previous estimates</p> <p>* Dozens of villages burned in gold mine dispute (Adds background)</p> <p>KHARTOUM, Jan 16 (Reuters) - A surge in violence in Sudan's strife-torn Darfur region has killed more than 100 people and forced 100,000 to flee, the United Nations said on Wednesday, sharply increasing its estimates after weeks of clashes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-1-fighting-sudans-darfur-kills-more-100-un" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Darfur conflict Political geography Politics United Nations Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:00:55 +0000 5735259 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Appalling' conditions for Darfur displaced: UN http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/appalling-conditions-darfur-displaced-un <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Animal carcasses are rotting and tens of thousands of people have sought shelter in schools and government offices in Sudan's Darfur region after violence this month, the UN said on Thursday.</p> <p>About 100,000 people are newly estimated to have been displaced or severely affected across a wide area of the Jebel Amir district of North Darfur state, the United Nations humanitarian agency (OCHA) said in its weekly bulletin.</p> <p>"Many of these people are living in the open in appalling conditions," OCHA said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/appalling-conditions-darfur-displaced-un" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Darfur conflict United Nations AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 17:45:55 +0000 5741981 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Appalling' conditions for Darfur displaced: UN http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/appalling-conditions-darfur-displaced-un-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Animal carcasses are rotting and tens of thousands of people have sought shelter in schools and government offices in Sudan's Darfur region after violence this month, the UN said on Thursday.</p> <p>About 100,000 people are newly estimated to have been displaced or severely affected across a wide area of the Jebel Amir district of North Darfur state, the United Nations humanitarian agency (OCHA) said in its weekly bulletin.</p> <p>"Many of these people are living in the open in appalling conditions," OCHA said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/appalling-conditions-darfur-displaced-un-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Darfur conflict International relations AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 18:30:06 +0000 5742068 at http://www.globalpost.com Up to 100,000 people flee fighting in Darfur-UN http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/100000-people-flee-fighting-darfur-un <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>KHARTOUM, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Fighting over a gold mine in Sudan's Darfur region has forced 100,000 people to flee and brought the closure of all public offices and schools in one town to accommodate the displaced, the United Nations said on Thursday.</p> <p>Conflict has raged in the vast arid region of Darfur for almost a decade since mainly non-Arab tribes took up arms against the Arab government in Khartoum in 2003, accusing it of political and economic neglect.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/100000-people-flee-fighting-darfur-un" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Darfur conflict Politics Sudan United Nations Thomson Reuters Thu, 31 Jan 2013 21:00:54 +0000 5742211 at http://www.globalpost.com Relief convoy for 100,000 Darfur displaced: UN http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/relief-convoy-100000-darfur-displaced-un <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A convoy carrying blankets, water and other supplies began a days-long journey on Sunday to deliver emergency assistance in Sudan's Darfur where about 100,000 people have been affected by recent violence, the UN said.</p> <p>"We have sent out a further 100 metric tonnes of assistance," Damian Rance, of the United Nations humanitarian agency (OCHA), told AFP. "It started rolling this morning, I believe."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/relief-convoy-100000-darfur-displaced-un" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Darfur conflict Political geography AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 14:45:38 +0000 5744465 at http://www.globalpost.com Sudan security service demands ban on parties: opposition http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/sudan-security-service-demands-ban-parties-opposition <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sudan's powerful state security service has demanded a ban on two major political parties whose members joined armed rebels in calling to overthrow the government, an opposition leader said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The proposed ban applies to the Umma Party, led by former prime minister Sadiq al-Mahdi, and the Popular Congress of Sudan's veteran Islamist leader Hassan al-Turabi.</p> <p>Intelligence chief General Mohamed Atta al-Moula also called for a ban on the smaller Communist Party, according to a letter purportedly signed by him which the Popular Congress presented at a press conference.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/sudan-security-service-demands-ban-parties-opposition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Darfur conflict Sudan AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 15:01:19 +0000 5746459 at http://www.globalpost.com Sudan security service demands ban on parties: opposition http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/sudan-security-service-demands-ban-parties-opposition-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sudan's powerful state security service has demanded a ban on two major political parties whose members joined armed rebels in calling to overthrow the government, an opposition leader said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The proposed ban applies to the Umma Party, led by former prime minister Sadiq al-Mahdi, and the Popular Congress of Sudan's veteran Islamist leader Hassan al-Turabi.</p> <p>Intelligence chief General Mohamed Atta al-Moula also called for a ban on the smaller Communist Party, according to a letter purportedly signed by him which the Popular Congress presented at a news conference.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/sudan-security-service-demands-ban-parties-opposition-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Darfur conflict Sudan AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 15:45:51 +0000 5746520 at http://www.globalpost.com Home of Sudan's Darfur uprising 'still in rebel hands' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/home-sudans-darfur-uprising-still-rebel-hands <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rebels in Sudan's Darfur region said on Tuesday they beat back a government attempt to retake Golo town, where the region's insurgency began a decade ago.</p> <p>"This evening our troops defeated NCP forces when they tried to attack Golo," Ibrahim al-Hillu, spokesman for the Sudan Liberation Army's (SLA) Abdel Wahid Nur faction, told AFP, referring to the ruling National Congress Party in Khartoum.</p> <p>He said there were numerous government casualties and the survivors fled westwards.</p> <p>Sudan's army spokesman could not be reached for comment.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/home-sudans-darfur-uprising-still-rebel-hands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Darfur Darfur conflict Sudan AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 19:46:07 +0000 5746815 at http://www.globalpost.com Fleeing Mali Islamists seen in Sudan: Darfur rebel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/fleeing-mali-islamists-seen-sudan-darfur-rebel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Islamists fleeing advancing French forces in Mali have been spotted in Sudan's troubled Darfur region, a Sudanese rebel commander told AFP on Friday.</p> <p>"We saw them," said Abdel Wahid Mohammed al-Nur, commander of a Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) faction which is fighting Khartoum's troops in Darfur.</p> <p>"After they were defeated they withdrew from there and came to make our stronghold, Jebel Marra, as their base," he told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/fleeing-mali-islamists-seen-sudan-darfur-rebel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Darfur conflict Mali Political geography AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 13:45:51 +0000 5750051 at http://www.globalpost.com Fleeing Mali Islamists seen in Sudan: Darfur rebel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/fleeing-mali-islamists-seen-sudan-darfur-rebel-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Islamists fleeing advancing French forces in Mali have been spotted in Sudan's troubled Darfur region, a Sudanese rebel commander told AFP on Friday.</p> <p>"We saw them," said Abdel Wahid Mohammed al-Nur, commander of a Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) faction which is fighting Khartoum's troops in Darfur.</p> <p>"After they were defeated they withdrew from there and came to make our stronghold, Jebel Marra, as their base," he told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/fleeing-mali-islamists-seen-sudan-darfur-rebel-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abdel Wahid Mohammed al-Nur Africa Darfur Darfur conflict Disaster Political geography AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 14:02:32 +0000 5750073 at http://www.globalpost.com US demands Sudan stop Darfur air attacks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/us-demands-sudan-stop-darfur-air-attacks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United States on Friday called on Sudan to halt aerial bombing raids in Darfur and for UN sanctions experts to be allowed to carry out wider investigations in the country.</p> <p>International concern over Sudan is growing as worsening conflict in the country's South Kordofan and Blue Nile states adds to the decade-old war with rebels in the Darfur region and growing tensions with neighboring South Sudan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/us-demands-sudan-stop-darfur-air-attacks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Darfur conflict International relations Politics Social Issues War AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 00:45:29 +0000 5750686 at http://www.globalpost.com Khartoum must act on abuse by security agents: UN expert http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/khartoum-must-act-abuse-security-agents-un-expert-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Khartoum must act on allegations of human rights abuses by the country's state security service, the UN's independent expert on human rights in Sudan said on Sunday after a visit to the country.</p> <p>"I must emphasise that violations of human rights by the NISS has been raised consistently by most stakeholders I met during this visit and I urged the government to take this matter seriously," Mashood Adebayo Baderin, speaking in English, told reporters. </p> <p>He was referring to the powerful National Intelligence and Security Service.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/khartoum-must-act-abuse-security-agents-un-expert-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Adebayo Baderin Africa Darfur conflict Political geography AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 13:30:52 +0000 5751717 at http://www.globalpost.com