Darfur http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25389/all en 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 Thomson Reuters 5733136 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-More than 30,000 flee fighting in Sudan's Darfur-U.N. http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-3-more-30000-flee-fighting-sudans-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>* No end to decade-long fighting in Darfur</p> <p>* Heavy fighting in several parts of western region this week</p> <p>* Several thousand flee clashes between tribes over gold mine</p> <p>* Army say repel rebel attack in South Kordofan oil state (Adds detail)</p> <p>By Ulf Laessing</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-3-more-30000-flee-fighting-sudans-darfur-un" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Darfur Politics Sudan War Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 18:45:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733301 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 Agence France-Presse 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-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 Agence France-Presse 5750073 at http://www.globalpost.com Sudan govt, Darfur rebel faction ink ceasefire deal in Doha http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/sudan-govt-darfur-rebel-faction-ink-ceasefire-deal-doha <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 Sudanese government signed a ceasefire agreement with a faction of Darfur's far-west region rebel group the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), state news agency QNA reported.</p> <p>Under the agreement, the ceasefire took effect at midnight in Doha (Sunday, 2100 GMT), QNA quoted Qatar's deputy prime minister Ahmed al-Mahmud as saying.</p> <p>The ceasefire deal "will pave the way for inking a final peace agreement in Darfur between both sides," said Mahmud.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/sudan-govt-darfur-rebel-faction-ink-ceasefire-deal-doha" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Darfur Darfur conflict Social Issues Sudan Technology AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 08:30:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5752377 at http://www.globalpost.com Sudan govt, Darfur rebel faction ink ceasefire deal in Doha http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/sudan-govt-darfur-rebel-faction-ink-ceasefire-deal-doha-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>The Sudanese government has signed a ceasefire agreement with a faction of Darfur's far-west region rebel group the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), state news agency QNA reported.</p> <p>The ceasefire took effect at midnight in Doha (Sunday, 2100 GMT), QNA quoted Qatar's deputy prime minister Ahmed al-Mahmud as saying.</p> <p>He said the deal "will pave the way for inking a final peace agreement in Darfur between both sides".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/sudan-govt-darfur-rebel-faction-ink-ceasefire-deal-doha-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Darfur Darfur conflict Social Issues Sudan Technology War AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 11:15:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5752490 at http://www.globalpost.com Darfur recovery needs $6 billion: top official http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/darfur-recovery-needs-6-billion-top-official <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 economic recovery of Sudan's war-ravaged Darfur needs an estimated $6 billion, the region's top official said on Sunday, appealing for international support 10 years after an insurrection began.</p> <p>Eltigani Seisi made the comments in an interview with AFP ahead of an April 7-8 donors' conference in Qatar.</p> <p>Analysts are sceptical that major funds will be forthcoming.</p> <p>"If the international community refrains from providing support then how could we be able to stabilise the situation on the ground?" Seisi said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/darfur-recovery-needs-6-billion-top-official" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Darfur Darfur Sudan AFP Sun, 17 Feb 2013 12:18:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5758087 at http://www.globalpost.com Darfur recovery needs $6 billion: top official http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/darfur-recovery-needs-6-billion-top-official-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>The economic recovery of Sudan's war-ravaged Darfur needs an estimated $6 billion, the region's top official said on Sunday, appealing for international support 10 years after an insurrection began.</p> <p>Eltigani Seisi made the comments in an interview with AFP ahead of an April 7-8 donors' conference in Qatar.</p> <p>Analysts are sceptical that major funds will be forthcoming.</p> <p>"If the international community refrains from providing support then how could we be able to stabilise the situation on the ground?" Seisi said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/darfur-recovery-needs-6-billion-top-official-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Darfur Darfur conflict Sudan Technology War AFP Sun, 17 Feb 2013 14:45:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5758183 at http://www.globalpost.com Arab tribes clash in Sudan's Darfur: residents http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/arab-tribes-clash-sudans-darfur-residents-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>Arab tribes fought with heavy machineguns and rocket-propelled grenades in Sudan's Darfur on Thursday, resuming clashes that earlier caused the largest displacement of the population in years, residents said.</p> <p>About 100,000 people have fled or been severely affected since the Beni Hussein tribe and another Arab group, the Rezeigat, began fighting in the Jebel Amir gold mining area of North Darfur state in early January.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/arab-tribes-clash-sudans-darfur-residents-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Darfur Darfur conflict Political geography AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 20:46:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5762618 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Real peace' elusive in Sudan's Darfur 10 years on http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/real-peace-elusive-sudans-darfur-10-years <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 world may have tired of the civil war in Sudan's Darfur but for Fatima there is no escape from its painful legacy, a decade after fighting began.</p> <p>"I remember the day my village was burned by Janjaweed and they killed my husband and my eldest son," says the 47-year-old woman who has spent 10 years with what is left of her family, surviving on handouts in a camp for the displaced.</p> <p>She was too afraid to be identified by her real name.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/real-peace-elusive-sudans-darfur-10-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Darfur Darfur conflict Sudan War AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 04:15:58 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5762913 at http://www.globalpost.com Ten years of conflict in Darfur http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/ten-years-conflict-darfur <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>Here are key events since civil war erupted in Sudan's western Darfur region 10 years ago, leading to a humanitarian crisis.</p> <p>The devastating conflict has killed at least 300,000 people and left more than one million displaced, according to UN figures, while Sudan puts the death toll at 10,000.</p> <p>Although the level of violence has greatly diminished in recent years, clashes between rebels and the army backed by Arab militias, as well as robberies, kidnappings and tribal violence take place in the region routinely.</p> <p>2003</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/ten-years-conflict-darfur" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Darfur Darfur conflict Sudan AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 04:16:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5762917 at http://www.globalpost.com Facts about war-ravaged Darfur http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/facts-about-war-ravaged-darfur <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>Darfur, a vast arid region of Sudan the size of France, has been wracked by civil war since February 2003, resulting in one of the world's worst humanitarian catastrophes.</p> <p>The conflict pitting black tribal rebels against Sudan's regime, backed by Arab militias, left an estimated 300,000 dead in its first five years alone, according to the UN.</p> <p>More recent figures are not available, but Khartoum said only 10,000 died.</p> <p>More than one million are still displaced in camps, the UN says.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/facts-about-war-ravaged-darfur" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Darfur Darfur conflict Disaster Sudan War AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 04:16:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5762919 at http://www.globalpost.com Arab militia kills 50 in Sudan's Darfur: residents http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/arab-militia-kills-50-sudans-darfur-residents-1 <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>An Arab militia firing heavy machine guns killed more than 50 people in Sudan's Darfur region on Saturday, residents said, continuing unrest that has caused the largest displacement of people in years.</p> <p>"They came on Land Cruisers, used Dushkas and they burned 30 houses killing 53 people," said one resident of El Sireaf town, to which most of the 100,000 people displaced or severely affected by the earlier tribal fighting had fled.</p> <p>Another resident, who said he was wounded, also gave a figure of 53 dead.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/arab-militia-kills-50-sudans-darfur-residents-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Business Darfur Darfur conflict Political geography War AFP Sat, 23 Feb 2013 16:15:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5764310 at http://www.globalpost.com Arab militia kills 50 in Sudan's Darfur: residents http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/arab-militia-kills-50-sudans-darfur-residents-2 <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>An Arab militia firing heavy machine guns killed more than 50 people in Sudan's Darfur region on Saturday, residents said, continuing unrest that has caused the largest displacement of people in years.</p> <p>"They came on Land Cruisers, used Dushkas and they burned 30 houses killing 53 people," said one resident of El Sireaf town, to which most of the 100,000 people displaced or severely affected by the earlier tribal fighting had fled.</p> <p>Another resident, who said he was wounded, also gave a figure of 53 dead.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/arab-militia-kills-50-sudans-darfur-residents-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Business Darfur Darfur conflict Political geography Social Issues War AFP Sat, 23 Feb 2013 17:00:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5764342 at http://www.globalpost.com Fighting in Sudan's Darfur region kills 51-government http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/fighting-sudans-darfur-region-kills-51-government <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, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Recent fighting between Arab tribes in Sudan's strife-torn Darfur has killed 51 people and wounded 62, state news agency SUNA said on Sunday, in the first official comment on fresh violence in the western region.</p> <p>Conflict has raged in the vast arid region since mainly non-Arab tribes revolted 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/130224/fighting-sudans-darfur-region-kills-51-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Darfur Darfur conflict Politics Sudan Thomson Reuters Sun, 24 Feb 2013 21:45:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5765343 at 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