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Sudan Ministry denies Ebola case in West Darfur

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EL GENEINA

The Minister of Health Affairs for the Darfur Regional Authority, Firdos Abdel Rahman Yousif, has denied reports of the deadly Ebola virus disease in El Geneina, capital of West Darfur. Media in Sudan have been prohibited from covering any news related to the disease. Meanwhile, the World Health Organization...

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'East Darfur tribes agree to a truce': DRA

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EL FASHER/ED DAEIN

The Darfur Regional Authority has declared that the leaders of the Rizeigat and Ma'aliya tribes in East Darfur have agreed to a cessation of hostilities, eight days after the massacre in Um Rakuba, which claimed the lives of hundreds of men from both tribes. The government has deployed troops to...

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Sudan's rebels to consult AU in Addis this Sunday

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ADDIS ABABA

A delegation of the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF, a coalition between the main rebel movements in Sudan) will meet on Sunday in the capital of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, with the AU's chief mediator, Thabo Mbeki, and the chairman of the AU Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma.

The delegates will consult the AU...

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Rains destroy camp shelters, crops in North and West Darfur

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SARAF OMRA/SIRBA

The rains and floods that hit Saraf Omra locality in North Darfur last week damaged more than 2,000 homes in the Jebelein, Dankoj, Hai El Salam, Imtidad Hai El Salam, and El Wadi camps. A total of 22,000 people in North Darfur have witnessed their houses or crops being damaged or destroyed by floods,...

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‘Diarrhoea death figures false’: Central Darfur Health Ministry

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ZALINGEI

The Central Darfur Ministry of Health has denied the mortality figures and reports of children dying because of diarrhoea and fever, according to citizens and internally displaced people in Wadi Salih, Mukjar, and Nierteti localities. In the past two days, eight displaced people who suffered malnutrition have...

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'Government agrees to monthly pay salaries': South Darfur union

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NYALA

The lessons that students have missed during the four weeks that teachers and other staff members of the Ministry of Education in South Darfur were on strike, should be compensated. The Union of Education Workers in South Darfur stated it is considering ways of compensating, two days after it “achieved more than 9...

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Girls raped, displaced kidnapped in Mershing, South Darfur

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MERSHING

Militia members raped two displaced girls at a farm in Mershing locality, South Darfur, on Monday. A day later, militiamen kept several displaced people hostage in exchange for money. Five people were robbed by militiamen in Mershing on Wednesday.

One of the Sheikhs of Hashaba camp told Radio Dabanga that the...

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Four children die in explosions, West Darfur

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SIRBA/SILEIA

Four children died in two separate incidents in Sirba and Jebel Moon locality in West Darfur on Tuesday and Wednesday, when grenades they discovered detonated.

The coordinator of the Sirba camps for displaced people told Radio Dabanga from Manjura in Jebel Moon that Adam Nimeiri Haj (13 years), Abdo Mohamed...

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Abbala-Beni Hussein clashes continue in North Darfur

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EL SAREIF BENI HUSSEIN

Fighting between militants of the Abbala and Beni Hussein tribes continued for the second consecutive day on Thursday in North Darfur. Sources in the El Sareif Beni Hussein locality reported that the clashes have been taking place in Hijer Tigeiteeg and Um Madsees areas until Thursday evening.

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34 deaths in North Darfur tribal clashes, tension rises

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EL SAREIF BENI HUSSEIN (UPDATE 23:20)

Fighting between militants of the Abbala and Beni Hussein tribes continued for the second consecutive day on Thursday in North Darfur. Sources in the El Sareif Beni Hussein locality reported to Radio Dabanga that 34 people were killed and 20 others were wounded during clashes in Um...

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Women protesters detained in Omdurman, Sudan

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OMDURMAN

The security services detained 16 activists of the “No to women’s oppression” group, who staged a protest in front of Omdurman women prison today.

The women protested against the detention of women politicians, especially Dr Maryam El Sadig El Mahdi, Co-Vice President of the National Umma Party (NUP), reportedly...

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Red Cross signs country agreement with Sudan government

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KHARTOUM

Sudan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) today signed a newly revised country agreement.

The legal document formalises relations between the Sudanese authorities and the Red Cross, and will replace a previous agreement dating from 1984, the ICRC announced in a...

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New Red Cross agreement with Sudan government

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KHARTOUM

Sudan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) today signed a newly revised country agreement.

The legal document formalises relations between the Sudanese authorities and the Red Cross, and will replace a previous agreement dating from 1984, the ICRC announced in a...

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More than 50 Darfur displaced die from diarrhoea

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CENTRAL DARFUR / NORTH DARFUR

In Nierteti, Central Darfur, 18 children died this week from fever and diarrhoea. In Saraf Umra, North Darfur, at least 20 displaced died of the same ailments. In the Abu Shouk and Korma camps, North Darfur, 21 people died from diarrhoea, eight of them children.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, a...

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Diarrhoea kills more than 50 in Darfur

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CENTRAL DARFUR / NORTH DARFUR

In Nierteti, Central Darfur, 18 children died this week from fever and diarrhoea. In Saraf Umra, North Darfur, at least 20 displaced died of the same ailments. In the Abu Shouk and Korma camps, North Darfur, 21 people died from diarrhoea, eight of them children.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, a...

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Sudan: Health of detained journalist deteriorating

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KHARTOUM / EL OBEID

The health of journalist Hassan Ishag, detained since June this year, is worsening.

The Sudanese Journalists Organisation for Human Rights reported to Radio Dabanga that they have obtained information confirming the worsening of Ishag’s health condition. The El Jareeda newspaper correspondent is...

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Health of detained Sudanese journalist deteriorating

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KHARTOUM / EL OBEID

The health of journalist Hassan Ishag, detained since June this year, is worsening.

The Sudanese Journalists Organisation for Human Rights reported to Radio Dabanga that they have obtained information confirming the worsening of Ishag’s health condition. The El Jareeda newspaper correspondent is...

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Unamid mandate extended, UN Security Council calls for revised focus

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NEW YORK

The UN Security Council (UNSC) has extended for the mandate of the AU-UN joint mission in Darfur for one year, and asked the mission to focus on its revised strategic priorities.

In a resolution unanimously adopted, the 15-member body extended the Unamid mandate until the 30 June 2015, Sudan Tribune reported...

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Security Council extends Unamid mandate, calls for 'revised focus'

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NEW YORK

The UN Security Council (UNSC) has extended for the mandate of the AU-UN joint mission in Darfur for one year, and asked the mission to focus on its revised strategic priorities.

In a resolution unanimously adopted, the 15-member body extended the Unamid mandate until the 30 June 2015, Sudan Tribune reported...

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South Darfur education strike ends with payment of arrears

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NYALA

Teachers and other staff members of the Ministry of Education in South Darfur State have ended their strike after they received their monthly entitlements and arrears on Tuesday.

The Minister of Finance of South Darfur State, Adam Mohamed Adam, told Radio Dabanga that the problem of the delayed payment of the...

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Arrears payment ends South Darfur education strike

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NYALA

Teachers and other staff members of the Ministry of Education in South Darfur State have ended their strike after they received their monthly entitlements and arrears on Tuesday.

The Minister of Finance of South Darfur State, Adam Mohamed Adam, told Radio Dabanga that the problem of the delayed payment of the...

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West Darfur displaced hail Paris Declaration

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EL GENEINA

The West Darfur sector of the Association of Darfur Displaced and Refugees has welcomed the Paris Declaration, signed on 8 August between the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF, an alliance of the main Sudanese rebel movements) and the National Umma Party (NUP).

The Association hailed the contents of the Paris...

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Five women gang-raped in Central Darfur’s Nierteti

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NIERTETI LOCALITY

Militiamen gang raped five displaced women in Central Darfur on Wednesday.

“On Wednesday evening, five women of the Nierteti camps were assaulted by a group of militiamen in the area of Mulgawa, west of Nierteti town,” a camp resident reported to Radio Dabanga from the Nierteti North camp.

“The women w...

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South Darfur reconciliation between Taisha, Salamat postponed

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NYALA / KHARTOUM

The reconciliation conference between the Taisha and Salamat has been postponed for a month.

On Tuesday, the governor of South Darfur, Maj. Gen. Adam Mahmoud Jarelnabi, announced the postponement of the reconciliation conference between Taisha and Salamat for a month.

The chieftain of the Salamat tribe,...

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South Darfur: Taisha, Salamat reconciliation postponed

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NYALA / KHARTOUM

The reconciliation conference between the Taisha and Salamat has been postponed for a month.

On Tuesday, the governor of South Darfur, Maj. Gen. Adam Mahmoud Jarelnabi, announced the postponement of the reconciliation conference between Taisha and Salamat for a month.

The chieftain of the Salamat tribe,...

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Abbala herders attack Beni Hussein farmers in North Darfur

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EL SAREIF BENI HUSSEIN

Abbala tribesmen attacked Beni Hussein farmers in the area of Hijeir Tigeiteeg in El Sareif Beni Hussein locality, North Darfur, amid fears of renewed clashes again between the two tribes. The situation

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, an activist reported that “five farmers were slaughtered, four shot d...

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EU grant of 18 million euro for primary education in Sudan

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KHARTOUM

The EU Delegation to Sudan and Unicef launched two newly EU-funded programmes to strengthen access to quality primary education in the states of El Gedaref, Red Sea, Kassala, Blue Nile, South Kordofan, and the Darfur States, in Khartoum on Tuesday.

The objectives of the two projects are to increase children’s a...

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18 million EU grant for primary education in Sudan

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KHARTOUM

The EU Delegation to Sudan and Unicef launched two newly EU-funded programmes to strengthen access to quality primary education in the states of El Gedaref, Red Sea, Kassala, Blue Nile, South Kordofan, and the Darfur States, in Khartoum on Tuesday.

The objectives of the two projects are to increase children’s a...

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Sudan militia recruit more than 3,000 minors in South Kordofan

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NUBA MOUNTAINS

The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) reported that government forces have recruited more than 3,000 young men in the Nuba Mountains, South Kordofan. They have been transferred to military camps, to be trained and integrated into the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

The SPLM-N...

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Sudan's militia recruits more than 3,000 minors in South Kordofan

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NUBA MOUNTAINS

The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) reported that government forces have recruited more than 3,000 young men in the Nuba Mountains, South Kordofan. They have been transferred to military camps, to be trained and integrated into the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

The SPLM-N...

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Four die from mystery disease in West Darfur

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FORO BARANGA

An unknown disease resulted in the death of four people on Monday, and infected three on Tuesday in the area of Foro Baranga, West Darfur.

“The symptoms are vomiting, fever, and bleeding from the mouth”, a listener told Radio Dabanga from Foro Baranga. “After the appearance of the symptoms, the patients die a...

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South Darfur Commerce Chamber imposes ‘security fees’

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NYALA

Owners of shops at the grand market of Nyala, capital of South Darfur, protest the Chamber of Commerce’s imposition of “security fees”.

Shop owners told the Sudanese press on Tuesday that staff members of the Chamber of Commerce addressed them after the noon prayers at the market mosque. They pointed out that the...

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Four die of mystery disease in West Darfur

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FORO BARANGA

An unknown disease resulted in the death of four people on Monday, and infected three on Tuesday in the area of Foro Baranga, West Darfur.

“The symptoms are vomiting, fever, and bleeding from the mouth”, a listener told Radio Dabanga from Foro Baranga. “After the appearance of the symptoms, the patients die a...

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South Darfur Chamber of Commerce imposes ‘security fees’

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NYALA

Owners of shops at the grand market of Nyala, capital of South Darfur, protest the imposition of “security fees” by the Chamber of Commerce.

Shop owners told the Sudanese press on Tuesday that staff members of the Chamber of Commerce addressed them after the noon prayers at the market mosque. They pointed out that...

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DRA committee to mediate East Darfur tribal conflict

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EL FASHER

The Darfur Regional Authority (DRA) has formed a mediation committee on Tuesday, assigned to reconcile the warring Rizeigat and Ma’aliya tribes in East Darfur.

Ahmed Fadul, the State Minister of the DRA Cabinet told Radio Dabanga that the chairman of the DRA, Dr El Tijani Sese formed a committee of prominent...

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DRA to mediate in East Darfur tribal conflict

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EL FASHER

The Darfur Regional Authority (DRA) has formed a mediation committee on Tuesday, assigned to reconcile the warring Rizeigat and Ma’aliya tribes in East Darfur.

Ahmed Fadul, the State Minister of the DRA Cabinet told Radio Dabanga that the chairman of the DRA, Dr El Tijani Sese formed a committee of prominent...

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Heavy rainfall destroys hundreds of homes, farmlands in Darfur

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DARFUR

In Central Darfur, rains and floods wiped away more than 200 houses, and destroyed 300 acres of farmlands in Um Shalaya, Azum locality, on Monday.

A farmer from Um Shalaya appealed via Radio Dabanga to the government of Central Darfur State and aid organisations to “extend a helping hand to the affected”.

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Sudan party head to be tried in North Kordofan

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EL FULA

The trial of the chairman of the Sudanese Congress Party, Ibrahim El Sheikh, will take place in El Obeid, capital of North Kordofan.

Sati El Haj, head of the defence team told Radio Dabanga that the Sudanese Chief of Justice ordered the transfer of the case to El Obeid on Tuesday, as requested by the defence.

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Sudanese Congress Party head to be tried in North Kordofan

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EL FULA

The trial of the chairman of the Sudanese Congress Party, Ibrahim El Sheikh, will take place in El Obeid, capital of North Kordofan.

Sati El Haj, head of the defence team told Radio Dabanga that the Sudanese Chief of Justice ordered the transfer of the case to El Obeid on Tuesday, as requested by the defence.

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Doha Document security arrangements launched in North Darfur

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EL FASHER

The integration of about 1,350 former combatants from the Justice and Equality Movement-Sudan (JEM-Sudan) into the Sudanese military and police forces was launched in a ceremony in El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, on Monday.

The ceremony was attended by the Governor of North Darfur State, Osman Kibir, the...

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‘Rescue team’, camel thieves clash in El Sareif, North Darfur

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EL SAREIF BENI HUSSEIN

A man was killed and five others injured in a clash between a rescue team and thieves in El Sareif Beni Hussein locality, North Darfur, on Monday. On the same day, farmer was wounded in an attack by militant Abbala tribesmen east of El Sareif town.

The rescue team was formed after gunmen had shot...

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West Kordofan El Fula court refuses case of El Sheikh

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EL FULA

The defence team of the Chairman of the Sudanese Congress Party (SCP) announced that the case against Ibrahim El Sheikh has been rejected by the court of El Fula, West Kordofan, on Sunday.

According to a statement issued by the defence team on Monday, the public prosecutor submitted the case file to judge Abdel...

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Court in El Fula, West Kordofan rejects case against El Sheikh

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EL FULA

The defence team of the Chairman of the Sudanese Congress Party (SCP) announced that the case against Ibrahim El Sheikh has been rejected by the court of El Fula, West Kordofan, on Sunday.

According to a statement issued by the defence team on Monday, the public prosecutor submitted the case file to judge Abdel...

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Sudan rebels accuse govt. of nourishing tribal conflicts in Darfur

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LONDON

The Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF, an alliance of the main rebel movements) has accused the Sudanese government of nourishing the armed conflicts in Darfur.

The SRF, in a statement signed by Chairman Malik Agar on Monday, called for the formation of an independent inquiry committee to investigate the...

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Rebels accuse Sudan's govt. of 'nourishing tribal conflicts in Darfur'

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LONDON

The Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF, an alliance of the main rebel movements) has accused the Sudanese government of nourishing the armed conflicts in Darfur.

The SRF, in a statement signed by Chairman Malik Agar on Monday, called for the formation of an independent inquiry committee to investigate the...

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Displaced robbed in Nierteti, Central Darfur

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NIERTETI

Militiamen on horseback on Saturday robbed a group of displaced people returning from the market of Nierteti to Korji in Central Darfur. On Sunday, a similar incident took place.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, one of the victims said that “Janjaweed on horses intercepted us at Khor Khol when we were on our way back...

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Food distribution to Central Darfur camp stopped after dispute

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BINDISI / EL GENEINA

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has suspended the distribution of food rations to the population of Bindisi camp in Central Darfur, owing to a dispute between the organisation and the camp residents about a grain silo. In West Darfur, the population of El Geneina camps have rejected WFP’s proposal...

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Dispute halts food distribution to Central Darfur camp

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BINDISI / EL GENEINA

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has suspended the distribution of food rations to the population of Bindisi camp in Central Darfur, owing to a dispute between the organisation and the camp residents about a grain silo. In West Darfur, the population of El Geneina camps have rejected WFP’s proposal...

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Abducted man released in North Darfur after payment ransom

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DARFUR

On Sunday, a North Darfuri, abducted four months ago, was released in Kabkabiya, North Darfur, after the payment of a ransom.

“After the payment of SDG15,000 ($2,610), Haroun Ishag (63) was released, after spending four months in captivity in the area of Masteriha in North Darfur. After they had received the r...

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Ransom paid, abductee released in North Darfur

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DARFUR

On Sunday, a North Darfuri, abducted four months ago, was released in Kabkabiya, North Darfur, after the payment of a ransom.

“After the payment of SDG15,000 ($2,610), Haroun Ishag (63) was released, after spending four months in captivity in the area of Masteriha in North Darfur. After they received the ransom, t...

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