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One dead in protest of Darfur students: Sudan police

A student has been killed in a protest in the capital by students from Sudan's Darfur region, police said Tuesday, as violence worsened in the troubled region. Police "got information that two students were injured and taken to hospital. One of them died," said a statement posted on the interior ministry website. The statement did not say how the students were hurt but that police had already pulled back after earlier firing tear gas when the demonstrators tried to move their demonstrations outside campus.

Sudanese police fire tear gas at protest over Darfur violence

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese police used tear gas and batons against students protesting in Khartoum against government policies in the restive region of Darfur on Tuesday, a Reuters witness said. Around 200 students organized a march at Khartoum University against escalating violence in Darfur, where rebels have been fighting forces of President Omar Hassan al-Bashir. Dozens have been killed in the region in recent weeks.

UN alarmed over attacks on civilians in Darfur

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay voiced alarm Tuesday over armed groups targeting civilians in Sudan's conflict-ridden Darfur region and urged an "immediate" end to the violence. "There has been a disproportionate use of force by armed groups in areas in South Darfur that are not military targets," Pillay said in a statement, calling for "an immediate halt to attacks on unarmed civilians." "I urge the authorities to protect civilians and hold to account those who have committed grave breaches of human rights and humanitarian laws," she said.

Restrictions, poor equipment hinder Darfur peace mission

Restrictions by Sudan's government and the inadequate equipment of some peacekeepers in the Darfur region are hindering their ability to protect civilians and aid workers while violence increases, the UN chief says. Ban Ki-moon made the comments in a review of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) which the UN Security Council ordered last July, according to a copy received Sunday by AFP.

Restrictions, poor equipment hinder Darfur peace mission

Restrictions by Sudan's government and the inadequate equipment of some peacekeepers in the Darfur region are hindering their ability to protect civilians and aid workers while violence increases, the UN chief says. Ban Ki-moon made the comments in a review of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) which the UN Security Council ordered last July, according to a copy received Sunday by AFP.

Restrictions, poor equipment hinder Darfur peace mission

Restrictions by Sudan's government and the inadequate equipment of some peacekeepers in the Darfur region are hindering their ability to protect civilians and aid workers as violence increases, the UN chief says. Ban Ki-moon made the comments in a review of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) which the UN Security Council ordered last July. AFP received a copy of Ban's report on Sunday as the peacekeepers reported a third major outbreak of violence had occurred across the vast region in recent days.

Restrictions, poor equipment hinder Darfur peace mission

Restrictions by Sudan's government and the inadequate equipment of some peacekeepers in the Darfur region are hindering their ability to protect civilians and aid workers as violence increases, the UN chief says. Ban Ki-moon made the comments in a review of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) which the UN Security Council ordered last July. AFP received a copy of Ban's report on Sunday as the peacekeepers reported a third major outbreak of violence had occurred across the vast region in recent days.

Violence spreads in Sudan's Darfur

Violence has spread in Sudan's Darfur region, international peacekeepers said on Sunday, reporting a town looted and thousands more displaced on top of an estimated 40,000 who were uprooted last week. It is the third major outbreak of unrest in different parts of Darfur, an area about the size of France, in the past several days. The African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) said in a statement that thousands have been displaced from the town of Saraf Omra, about 100 kilometres (62 miles) east of El-Geneina, the capital of West Darfur state.

US 'deeply concerned' over Darfur violence

The United States on Saturday condemned recent attacks by government-backed mercenary fighters in Darfur, and urged the Sudan government to prevent further acts of violence. "We are deeply concerned by the recent escalation of violence by the Sudanese government-supported Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in Darfur," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement, referring to a mercenary force of about 6,000 men fighting alongside the Sudanese Armed Forces.

Aid system stretched as thousands flee Darfur unrest

Thousands of people who have fled to displaced camps after renewed violence in Sudan's Darfur region are putting further pressure on an already stretched aid system, the United Nations said Wednesday. They are escaping unrest linked to what an analyst described as a type of mercenary force comprised of 6,000 men. Most of those fleeing the fighting have ended up at the Kalma and Al-Salam camps outside the South Darfur state capital Nyala, Adnan Khan, acting chief of the UN in Sudan, said in a statement.
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