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Sudan authorities working on arrest warrants against El Mahdi and Minawi

Details Authorities in Sudan are preparing legal action against El Sadig El Mahdi, president of the National Umma Party (NUP), and Minni Arko Minawi, head of Sudan Liberation Movement faction, SLM-MM, and deputy-chairman of the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF, an alliance of the main rebel movements)....

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One dead, seven wounded in armed robberies in Darfur

Details Gunmen shot dead a displaced man, and wounded three others, in an armed robbery in Saraf Umra locality, North Darfur, on Saturday. On the same day, militiamen assaulted two herders in Sirba locality, West Darfur. Two livestock owners were injured during a cattle theft in North Darfur on Friday. The coordinator of the Saraf Umra camps told...

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‘Sudan to transform Darfur’s Jebel Marra into terrorist base’: rebel leader

Details The Sudanese government plans to empty the Darfur area of Jebel Marra of its inhabitants, and transform it into a base for terrorist groups from countries such as Egypt, Chad, Mali, and Cameroun, according to a rebel leader. Abdel Wahid El Nur, leader of the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM-AW), and deputy-chairman of the Sudan Revolutionary...

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Rebels claim 95 kills in fighting near Golo, Central Darfur

Details Rebel fighters of the Sudan Liberation Movement, led by Abdel Wahid El Nur (SLM-AW), claim to have killed 95 army and militia troops in battles in the area west of Jebel Marra on Saturday and Sunday. SLM-AW spokesman, Mustafa Tambour, told Dabanga that the first battle began at about 7 am, when the government forces left the area of Golo to start...

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Troops, militias sack Central Darfur town of Golo

Details Five people were killed and five others wounded in an attack by government militias on Golo town in Jebel Marra, Central Darfur, on Saturday. Multiple witnesses who fled from Golo told Dabanga that a large group of Rapid Support Forces (RSF), Border Guards, and other militia troops stormed the town on Saturday afternoon. “They immediately started...

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Darfur Internal Dialogue launched

Details The Darfur Internal Dialogue and Consultations (DIDC) process was launched today at El Fasher University in North Darfur. The event, facilitated by the AU-UN Mission in Darfur (Unamid), was attended by officials of the Sudanese government, the Darfur Regional Authority (DRA), and Unamid, members of the DIDC Implementation Committee,...

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Militia, air attacks continue on East Jebel Marra, Darfur

Details An Antonov of the Sudanese Air Force targeted areas in the northern part of East Jebel Marra on Saturday and today. No casualties were reported. In the same area, a group of Rapid Support Forces plundered a village near Katur, on Saturday. Speaking to Dabanga, several villagers from the area near Fanga, said that the explosions killed a number of...

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Seven wounded in shooting in Nyala, South Darfur

Details Seven people were injured in Nyala, capital of South Darfur, on Tuesday, when government forces fired on them. Dozens of others were detained. A delegation of relatives of a man killed by a member of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) a week ago, had come from neighbouring Ed El Fursan locality to submit a memorandum to the state...

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Munitions explosion destroys homes in Blue Nile capital, Sudan

Details A major explosion hit the capital of Blue Nile state on Thursday night. Speaking to Dabanga, a source reported from El Damazin that the explosion at the military garrison near the town set dozens of houses on fire, and caused great panic among the residents, who thought that fighting had broken out....

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Thirst among livestock in Darfur’s East Jebel Marra

Details Livestock in East Jebel Marra may die of thirst, as Rapid Support Forces (RSF) have occupied the water wells in the area. A number of livestock owners told Dabanga that elements of the RSF militia stationed in the area, are denying them access to the wells of Zinkiya, Barkaro, Ankeroya, and Dubo El Omda. “Those militiamen threaten to kill a...

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‘Student activist murdered’: Umma Party

Details The National Umma Party (NUP) has accused the Sudanese authorities of assassinating the head of the Kordofan Students Association. In a statement, released on Thursday, the NUP said that El Tayeb Saleh, student at the Sherg El Nil University, and head of the Kordofan Students Association, was killed by members of the security apparatus....

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North Darfur’s Zamzam camp short of water, medicines

Details The residents of the Zamzam camp for the displaced, south of El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, are facing a severe drinking water crisis, and a shortage of medicines. “The camp population was already more than 150,000. Now, we are sharing the water sources and limited health services with more than 23,000 newly displaced,” a camp elder told Da...

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'Darfur possible breeding ground for radical Islam': UN experts

Details The latest annual report by the UN Panel of Experts on Sudan said the overall number of aerial bombardments by Sudan has declined in the past year. The pattern of deliberately targeting civilians has resulted in over 3,000 destroyed Darfuri villages in a five-month period....

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Sudan opposition leader defends women rights

Details The leader of the Popular Congress Party has made controversial comments about Islamic laws that deal with several offences, such as adultery and apostasy, during a ceremony organised by women in political parties....

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Three sheikhs killed, ten raped in separate incidents in Darfur

Details (UPDATE 22:10) Pro-government militiamen have killed three sheikhs and raped ten women in separate events in East Jebel Marra and West Darfur on Thursday and Friday. Young girls were among the rape victims....

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Ten raped, three sheikhs killed in separate incidents in Darfur

Details (UPDATE 22:10) Government-backed militiamen have killed three sheikhs and raped ten women, among them four minors, in separate events in East Jebel Marra and West Darfur on Thursday and Friday....

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Sudan's civil society demands more participation in negotiations

Details Sudan's civil society organisations are disgruntled with the minimal role they play in Sudan's peace negotiations. In their memorandum (full doc), they call for a conducive environment in order for the National Dialogue to lead to a comprehensive solution for all Sudan's crises....

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South Darfur releases Nyala protesters

Details South Darfur released 28 of the people who were arrested by security agencies when protests broke out in Nyala city on Tuesday. People took to the streets in protest against the killing of a young man. A British NGO has condemned the use of live ammunition against the demonstrators....

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Sudan security confiscates El Midan paper, eighth time this month

Details The newspaper was confiscated again on Thursday, without any reason given by the security authorities. El Midan had organised a speech festival at its head office, attended by lawyers and politicians....

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Militiamen kidnap and rob North Darfuri, thousands flee homes

Details Pro-government militiamen committed two robberies and an abduction in Kabkabiya locality, North Darfur, during the past three days. The United Nations' humanitarian office made a conservative estimation that 75,000 people have been displaced since the beginning of this month, when Sudan's military campaign against the rebels was launched in the...

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Man killed in gunmen's attack on West Darfur village

Details Pro-government militiamen killed one, and wounded others in Hillet Humeida during a robbery. A team of villagers and police was not able to arrest the perpetrators....

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MSF hospital bombed in South Kordofan, Sudan

Details A hospital operated by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) was directly targeted in an aerial bombing in Sudan on January 20. Two of the 150 staff and patients were injured. "There can be no doubt that this was a deliberate bombing," the head of mission stated....

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Unamid concerned over impact of fighting on civilians in Darfur

Details Newly displaced people arrived in several localities of North Darfur, mainly in the localities of Um Baru and Tawila, as well as Neirteti locality in Central Darfur. In coordination with the UN country team and other humanitarian organisations, Unamid is working to provide protection, and assist in the distribution of urgent aid to the affected...

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Unamid concern over impact of fighting on Darfuri civilians

Details Newly displaced people arrived in several localities of North Darfur, mainly in the localities of Um Baru and Tawila, as well as Neirteti locality in Central Darfur. In coordination with the UN country team and other humanitarian organisations, Unamid is working to provide protection, and assist in the distribution of urgent aid to the affected...

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Start of major offensive on Darfur’s East Jebel Marra rebel stronghold

Details 12 people were killed, and many others wounded in the area north of East Jebel Marra today, during the start of an exceptionally heavy offensive on Deribat, one of the strongholds of the Sudan Liberation Movement, commanded by Abdel Wahid El Nur. From early morning until afternoon today, the villages of Katur, Dubo El Madrasa, Barara, Wadi Lei...

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Start of major offensive against rebel stronghold in Darfur’s East Jebel Marra

Details 12 people were killed, and many others wounded in the area north of East Jebel Marra today, during the start of a large offensive on Deribat, one of the strongholds of the Sudan Liberation Movement, commanded by Abdel Wahid El Nur. From early morning until afternoon, the villages of Katur, Dubo El Madrasa, Barara, Wadi Lei Gina, and Usajanga,...

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Sudan authorities cancel registration of Mahmoud Mohamed Taha Centre

Details Sudanese authorities officially closed the Mahmoud Mohamed Taha Centre in Omdurman on Wednesday. An official of the Ministry of Culture and Information handed the management of the Mahmoud Mohamed Taha Centre the decision on the closure, stating that the Centre’s activities contravene with the provisions of the 1996 act, which regulates the a...

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‘No collecting of firewood near Kutum town’: North Darfur militiamen

Details Six people from Kutum in North Darfur were injured on Monday, in an assault by militiamen after they had collected straw outside the town. Increasing numbers of militiamen have arrived at the area, and are preventing the people to collect firewood and straw. “Those militiamen threaten to beat, whip, and kill anyone who goes out to collect f...

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Darfur Koran teacher released in Khartoum without trial

Details This week, the security authorities released a basic school teacher of Mukjar in Central Darfur, after he spent six months in detention without being tried. A son of sheikh Suleiman Ibrahim Hussein, an Islamic Studies teacher at Mukjar Basic School and former head of the Mukjar Displaced Council, told Dabanga that his father was released last...

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Rebels claim to control area west of Talodi in Sudan’s South Kordofan

Details The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) announced that their combatants took control of the area west of Talodi in the Nuba Mountains, South on Wednesday morning. Arno Ngutulu Lodi, the spokesman for the SPLM-N, told Dabanga that its forces took control of Tellet El Nuba village, after they extended their control over the outer p...

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Sudan authorities close Mahmoud Mohamed Taha Centre

Details Sudanese authorities officially closed the Mahmoud Mohamed Taha Centre in Omdurman on Wednesday. An official of the Ministry of Culture and Information handed the management of the Mahmoud Mohamed Taha Centre the decision on the closure, stating that the Centre’s activities contravene with the provisions of the 1996 act, which regulates the a...

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Collecting firewood forbidden near Kutum’: North Darfur militiamen

Details Six people from Kutum in North Darfur were injured on Monday, in an assault by militiamen after they had collected straw outside the town. Increasing numbers of militiamen have arrived at the area, and are preventing the people to collect firewood and straw. “Those militiamen threaten to beat, whip, and kill anyone who goes out to collect f...

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Rebels claim control over area near Talodi in Sudan’s South Kordofan

Details The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) announced that their combatants took control of the area west of Talodi in the Nuba Mountains, South Kordofan, on Wednesday morning. Arno Ngutulu Lodi, the spokesman for the SPLM-N, told Dabanga that its forces took control of Tellet El Nuba village, after they extended their control over the o...

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RSF fighters kill, rob herders in Um Baru, North Darfur

Details Elements of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) shot dead two herders, and injured others in Um Baru locality, North Darfur, on Tuesday. Speaking to Dabanga, a relative of one of the victims said that a group of RSF militiamen ambushed a number of herders at Wadi Kubri with the aim of robbing their livestock....

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Two dead in attack by Abbala tribesmen in North Darfur’s Tawila

Details Two people were shot dead, and two others wounded, in an attack on Taradona village, near Tawila town, on Monday. Army forces intervened. One of the attackers was killed, and seven others were detained. “A group of Abbala militant tribesmen attacked Taradona, located some 20 km south of Tawila town, on Monday evening,” omda Mukhtar Bosh, coo...

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Two die in Abbala attack in Tawila, North Darfur

Details Two people were shot dead and two others wounded, in an attack on Taradona village, near the town of Tawila, on Monday. Army forces intervened. One of the attackers was killed and seven others detained. “A group of militatnt Abbala tribesmen attacked Taradona, about 20 km south of Tawila, on Monday evening,” omda Mukhtar Bosh, coordinator of the...

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More army, militia forces arrive to Nierteti, Central Darfur

Details The arrival of more troops of the Sudan Armed Forces, the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, and other militiamen to Nierteti locality on Tuesday and today, is causing great fear among the population of the area, also known as West Jebel Marra. The fighters, reportedly on their way to Guldo to battle the rebel forces in the area, assaulted and...

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More troops arrive at Nierteti, Central Darfur

Details The arrival of more troops of the Sudan Armed Forces, the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, and other militiamen to Nierteti locality on Tuesday and today, is cause for great fear among the population of the area, also known as West Jebel Marra. The fighters, reportedly on their way to Guldo to battle the rebel forces in the area, assaulted and...

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North Darfur: 31,000 new displaced at Um Baru, Zamzam camp, more villages attacked

Details More than 8,000 newly displaced arrived at Um Baru town in North Darfur, since the Sudanese Air Force and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) began their attacks on the area almost two weeks ago. Zamzam camp, near El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, currently hosts 23,000 newly displaced. In the area south of El Fasher, at least seven...

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‘No justification for delay of trial of Abu Eisa, Madani’: Sudan lawyer

Details The defence lawyers of Farouk Abu Eisa and Dr Amin Mekki Madani accuse the Sudanese authorities of prolonging their detention without any legal justification. At a press conference in Khartoum on Tuesday, Omar Abdelaati, head of the defence team, announced that the State Security Prosecution has completed its investigations with Abu Eisa, head of...

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Lawyers question delay in Abu Eisa, Madani trial in Sudan

Details The defence lawyers of Farouk Abu Eisa and Dr Amin Mekki Madani accuse the Sudanese authorities of prolonging their detention, without any legal justification....

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Militia troops enter Nierteti, Central Darfur

Details At least seven villagers in Nierteti locality in Central Darfur sustained serious injuries on Monday, when they were beaten and whipped by troops of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and other government militiamen. The same day, large groups of militiamen entered Nierteti town, terrifying the population. Multiple sources reported to Dabanga about...

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‘Sudan in grip of gangsters’: lawyer

Details According to lawyer Ali Mahmoud Hassanein, head of the Broad National Front, the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) are “tribal mercenaries”....

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Woman set on fire, driver shot dead, displaced robbed in Darfur

Details A resident of El Salam camp, located south of Nyala, capital of South Darfur, sustained severe burns on Tuesday, when militiamen set her and her donkey cart on fire. In Central Darfur, a driver was shot dead on Monday when he refused to pay “toll fees” at a checkpoint set up by militiamen on the Zalingei-Nyala road. Ten displaced were robbed of the...

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‘Sudan's children bear brunt of conflict’: Unicef

Details According to Unicef, about 6,000 children are among the newly displaced who fled the recent violence in East Jebel Marra and Tawila locality in North Darfur. In a statement issued on Monday, the UN child protection agency expressed its “grave concern” that children are increasingly bearing the brunt of the armed conflicts in the region. “It is e...

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Wounded at demonstration in South Darfur capital

Details 13 people were seriously wounded in Nyala, capital of South Darfur, today, during a massive protest against attacks and killings of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF). After an element of the RSF shot dead a young man in El Shaabi market in Nyala on Monday, angry citizens went to the streets to protest. Police forces dispersed the crowd....

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Govt. forces, protesters clash in South Darfur’s Nyala

Details On Sunday evening, hundreds of people went to the streets in Nyala, capital of South Darfur, in protest against the killing of a civilian by an element of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) at one of the city’s markets. Police forces dispersed the crowd. Reports reached Dabanga about the outbreak of large-scale clashes in the city this m...

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Sit-in staged in Sudan’s capital for release of political detainees

Details The Sudanese Committee of Solidarity with the Victims of the September Demonstrations in cooperation with other civil society organisations held a sit-in in Khartoum on Monday, demanding the release of all political detainees in the country. The protesters wore aprons with the text “Release the detainees”, and raised banners reading “Release our h...

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Sit-in in Sudan’s capital for release of detainees

Details The Sudanese Committee of Solidarity with the Victims of the September Demonstrations in cooperation with other civil society organisations held a sit-in in Khartoum on Monday, demanding the release of all political detainees in the country. The protesters wore aprons with the text “Release the detainees”, and raised banners reading “Release our h...

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People killed during ceremony in El Geneina, West Darfur

Details Two people died, and a third was critically injured in El Geneina, capital of West Darfur, on Sunday. A listener told Radio Dabanga from West Darfur’s capital that during the visit of President Al Bashir to the city, for the official opening of the Zalingei-El Geneina part of the Salvation Road, police and security forces used batons and whips t...

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