Sudan steps up pressure on UN

2014-12-27 18:51

Sudan's government is stepping up pressure on the United Nations on the future of a joint UN-African Union peacekeeping force in the country's violence-wracked Darfur region.

UN says Darfur mission withheld details

2014-10-29 21:16

The UN-African Union peacekeeping mission in Sudan's western Darfur region has failed to provide headquarters with full reports on attacks against civilians and peacekeepers.

Sudan to 'deploy' military unit around Khartoum

2014-05-19 11:19

Sudan’s state security agency has ordered a counter-insurgency unit accused of abusing civilians in the western region of Darfur to deploy around the capital Khartoum.

Sudan intelligence agency in court challenge to opposition

2014-05-13 10:37

Sudan’s powerful intelligence service has filed a criminal complaint against the leader of a major opposition party, disputing claims a counter-insurgency unit looted, raped and committed arson.

Attacks in Darfur 'ugly blemish'

2014-03-27 13:40

Attacks on villages in Darfur allegedly by a paramilitary unit are an “ugly blemish” on efforts to find a peaceful solution for the restive Sudanese region, Darfur’s peacekeeper says.

Gunmen attack, burn displaced camp in Darfur

2014-03-24 15:37

Gunmen have attacked and burned a camp for displaced people in Sudan’s Darfur region, peacekeepers say, adding to an upsurge of suspected militia violence which has wreaked havoc.

UN alarmed over attacks on civilians in Darfur

2014-03-11 14:28

The UN human rights chief Navi Pillay has voiced alarm over armed groups targeting civilians in Sudan’s conflict-ridden region and urged an “immediate” end to the violence.

Peacekeeper killed in new Darfur ambush

2013-11-25 10:29

Attackers have killed a Rwanda peacekeeper in an ambush on a UN convoy in conflict stricken Darfur, the UN says.

Grave concern over Darfur tribal unrest

2013-11-11 22:07

The international peacekeeping mission in Sudan's Darfur is "gravely concerned" by tribal fighting in the region.

Several men raped us - Sudanese woman

2013-10-08 12:30

Women living in a makeshift camp in Sudan's Darfur region relate their experiences and struggles as they get raped by the militia.

Rebels detain UN chopper in Sudan

2013-08-13 14:56

A helicopter and its crew contracted by peacekeepers in Sudan’s Darfur have been "detained" by rebels in the troubled region, the mission says.

Tanzania shocked by Darfur UN killings

2013-07-15 08:58

The killing of seven Tanzanian peacekeepers in Sudan's western region of Darfur is "shocking to Tanzania," the country's deputy foreign minister says, as news of the attack spread.

Upsurge of violence in Dafur region

2013-07-04 14:46

Gunfire has broken out near key military installations in the largest city of Sudan's Darfur region after overnight battles killed a local bandit.

Darfur security worsening: US diplomat

2013-04-21 21:24

Security in Darfur is worsening and militias need to be disarmed, the US charge d'affaires to Sudan says.

Darfur too unsafe for aid groups - UN

2013-04-15 16:19

At least 35 000 people may have been affected by fighting in Sudan's southern Darfur region, but authorities have told aid agencies it is not safe for them to access the area, the UN says.

Darfur rebels say near key town

2013-04-09 08:58

Rebels in Sudan's Darfur say they are near a key town as demonstrations continue against a donors’ conference where billions of dollars have been pledged to rebuild the region.

Thousands in Darfur seek protection

2013-04-08 07:42

Thousands of civilians in Sudan's troubled Darfur have sought protection around peacekeeping bases after rebel attacks, as international donors seek support for a region scarred by a decade of conflict.

Darfur gunmen detain 31 displaced

2013-03-25 14:51

Gunmen have detained 31 internally displaced people travelling to a government-run conference, peacekeepers say, underlying security and other challenges faced by Darfur’s 1.4 million displaced.

100+ killed in Darfur gold mine battles

2013-01-17 09:41

More than 100 people have died in battles for control of gold mines in Sudan’s conflict-ravaged Darfur region, the UN says.

Heavy fighting rages in Darfur

2013-01-10 13:54

Rebels have seized two towns in Darfur, as fighting raged in at least two parts of the troubled region of western Sudan.

AU appeals for UN funding for Mali force

2012-12-06 09:45

The African Union has appealed for UN funding for a military operation to combat Islamist extremists in northern Mali.

Unamid Darfur gunships sent home

2012-11-21 15:21

Peacekeepers in Sudan’s Darfur, where surging violence killed five Blue Helmets last month, sent back their fleet of helicopter gunships to Ethiopia several weeks ago, the UN sources say.

'Militia attack' kills 13 in Darfur

2012-11-03 16:01

Militia in Sudan's North Darfur state have attacked a village and killed 13 people, a local source says, adding to an upsurge of deadly violence in the area.

EU: Darfur development needs security

2012-10-18 10:38

Security is a prerequisite for development in Sudan’s impoverished Darfur, EU envoys say, as concern mounts over violence in the far east, nine years after a rebellion began.

Suspects in Darfur killings detained

2012-10-10 12:05

Sudanese authorities have arrested suspects in the killings of four Nigerian peacekeepers in Darfur, a report says, after the UN chief Ban ki-moon urged swift justice in the case.


Sudan summons Unamid head over 'mass rape' report

2014-11-15 07:14

Sudan has summoned the head of the UN-African Mission in Darfur over reports government troops carried out a mass rape in the war-torn region, an official says.

Aid workers free after 32-day captivity in Darfur

2014-07-19 18:49

Three Sudanese employees of international aid agencies have been released in the troubled Darfur region after 32 days in captivity, peacekeepers say.

'We didn't loot... We didn't rape': Sudan commander

2014-05-14 19:46

Leaders of a Sudanese counter-insurgency unit have dismissed accusations that their men committed abuses in Darfur.

UN raises alarm over escalating violence in Darfur

2014-03-28 08:44

The UN and AU officials have sounded an alarm over the worsening violence in Sudan’s western Darfur region, which has led to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people.

Darfur catastrophe unfolding

2014-03-24 20:38

The situation in Darfur is beginning to deteriorate for the worse, and has gone back to the days of deepening crisis 10 years ago.

Sudan aid situation deteriorating

2014-03-18 22:02

The number of Sudanese in need of aid has risen 40% over the past year, boosted by worsening conflict in the country.

Unexploded munitions a threat in Darfur

2014-01-31 11:07

From aircraft bombs to cluster munitions and grenades, the Ordnance Disposal Office of the international peacekeeping force in Sudan’s war-torn Darfur has found and destroyed them all.

At least 30 killed in Darfur tribe clashes

2013-11-19 16:08

A Sudanese news agency says clashes between herdsmen from two Arab tribes in the western Darfur region have left at least 30 people dead.

3 UN peacekeepers killed in Darfur ambush

2013-10-14 09:08

Attackers have swooped on a UN water cannon in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region, killing three Senegalese peacekeepers, the UN says.

Peacekeepers missing in Darfur

2013-08-26 20:17

Four peacekeepers are missing in Sudan's troubled Darfur region after a flash flood hit while they were escorting an aid mission.

'Improve UN protection capacity in Darfur'

2013-07-23 09:47

Tanzania's president has called for the beefing up of the protection capacity of peacekeepers in the hybrid UN/AU force in Sudan’s Darfur region, after seven peacekeepers were killed there.

Grenade strike kills aid worker in Darfur

2013-07-05 09:48

A grenade strike in Sudan's Darfur has killed one aid worker and critically wounded two others as violence worsens in the region , the United Nations says.

Darfur displaced in 'terrible' conditions

2013-06-20 19:18

Newly-displaced people in Sudan's South Darfur are living in "terrible" conditions and need help to avoid a humanitarian disaster the UN says.

Peacekeeper shot dead in Darfur

2013-04-19 14:13

A peacekeeper has been shot dead in an attack on an African Union-UN base in Darfur, the mission says, two days after the government announced it regained control of the area from rebels.

Peacekeepers denied access to Darfur

2013-04-14 22:10

Sudanese authorities have blocked international peacekeepers from an area of western Darfur, where at least 50 000 people have fled tribal fighting, the mission says.

Qatar pledges $500m in aid to Darfur

2013-04-08 14:12

Qatar has pledged $500m in aid to Sudan's Darfur at a donor’s meeting in Doha, even as rebels launched new attacks in the troubled region scarred by a decade of conflict.

Darfuris still held despite rebel vow

2013-03-27 21:29

A group of civilians abducted in Sudan's Darfur region on their way to a conference are still missing, the UN says, despite a rebel chief's order at least two days ago to free them.

Sudan govt, rebels ink ceasefire deal

2013-02-11 11:14

The Sudanese government has signed a ceasefire agreement with a faction of Darfur’s far-west region rebel group the Justice and Equality Movement, a report says.

30 000 flee fighting in Sudan's Darfur

2013-01-12 14:29

More than 30 000 people have fled during two weeks of fighting in Sudan's Darfur region, after some of the worst clashes between troops, rebels and tribes reported there for months.

Dead Darfur peacekeepers 'all Ethiopian'

2012-12-22 21:09

Three peacekeepers shot dead by one of their comrades in Sudan's troubled Darfur region were all Ethiopian, a source familiar with the incident says.

Rebels 'seize' Sudan army base

2012-11-24 16:00

Sudanese rebels have seized an army compound in the Darfur region, the insurgents say, after peacekeepers expressed concern over escalating violence.

Worsening Sudan unrest worries Unamid

2012-11-12 17:04

International peacekeepers have expressed grave concern about an upsurge of violence in Sudan's Darfur, after they airlifted people wounded in recent clashes.

2nd Darfur rebel group joins peace talks

2012-10-24 12:31

A second Sudanese rebel group in the western region of Darfur has agreed to start Qatar-sponsored peace talks with the government in Khartoum, officials say.

Unamid to 'assess' Darfur violence

2012-10-14 22:44

Peacekeepers in Sudan's troubled Darfur region plan further "assessment" of reported violence in Hashaba, where the United States says 70 civilians have died.

US 'appalled' by ambush in Darfur

2012-10-05 10:13

The US state department says it is appalled by an attack that killed four Nigerian peacekeepers and wounded eight others earlier this week in Sudan’s western Darfur region.

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