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Displaced man killed near South Darfur camp

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GIREIDA

Militiamen killed an internally displaced man in a camp in Gireida locality, South Darfur, on Thursday.

One of the relatives of Ibrahim Abdul Mahid Abdul Gilal told Radio Dabanga that elements of a pro-government militia opened fire on a group of displaced people in the evening. The group was on its way in donkey...

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Militia pillages North Darfur town

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BIRKAT SEIRA

Militiamen robbed an entire neighbourhood in Birkat Seira town in Saraf Umra locality, North Darfur, on Thursday.

The “pro-government militia” stormed Hajer El Wehda neighbourhood at 11am, and started pillaging from house to house. They robbed the residents at gunpoint from their money, mobile phones, clo...

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Militiamen attack, abduct woman in Kutum, North Darfur

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KUTUM

Elements of a pro-government militia have abducted a woman in Disa in Kutum locality, North Darfur, on Thursday.

The mother of a four months old baby is called Maida Yousif Nureldin. One of her relatives told Radio Dabanga that the gunmen, riding on the backs of camels and horses, attacked two women and a minor...

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UN Security Council adopts anti-genocide resolution

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NEW YORK/EL FASHER

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) unanimously adopted a resolution (2150) on Wednesday, in which it called on all states to renew their commitment to prevent and fight against genocide and other serious crimes under international law. The community in Darfur stressed that “genocide is still g...

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Darfur crimes Prosecutor summons El Fasher students

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EL FASHER

The Special Prosecutor for the Darfur crimes' Office summoned 30 students from the University of El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, to investigate charges of criminal damage and arson against them.

A student at the Faculty of Education, Ahmed Omar, told Radio Dabanga that thirty students from different...

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Sudan opposition suspends parties for joining National Dialogue

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KHARTOUM

The National Consensus Forces, a coalition of opposition parties, have suspended the membership of the National Umma Party (NUP), the Popular Congress Party (PCP), and the Justice Party, owing to their decision to unconditionally engage in the National Dialogue with the ruling National Congress Party.

Yousif...

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US dollar price still rising against Sudan pound

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KHARTOUM

Approaching nine pounds, the price of the US dollar against the Sudanese pound rose to 8.85 SDG on Thursday in the parallel market in Khartoum.

Economists and traders in the parallel (black) market for foreign currency in downtown Khartoum have attributed the rise in the dollar price to strained relations...

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Darfur camps for the displaced call for aid, reject re-planning

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NYALA/SIRBA

The sheikhs of camp El Salam in Bielel locality, South Darfur, have demanded urgent solutions to the problems the newly internally displaced persons are facing, from a number of humanitarian organisations during a meeting this week.

Sheikh Mahjoub Adam Tabeldiya told Radio Dabanga that the number of newly...

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'More robberies of drugs in Darfur, Sudan': Ministry

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KHARTOUM

The Sudanese Ministry of Interior has revealed that the number of reports of armed robbery in the country has increased during the last three months, including 193 cases in Darfur.

The Ministry announced that 4.7 tons of opium, 1.3 tons of ghat, and more than 2 million stimulant tablets have been confiscated.

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Dead, injured in North Darfur accident, attack

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KABKABIYA/KOBE

A displaced man was killed and four others seriously injured in a bus accident in North Darfur on Tuesday.

Yahya Abakar Mohammed (47) died when a bus carrying 48 passengers, en route from Kabkabiya to Jebel ‘Amer gold mine, was involved in an accident. The circumstances of the accident itself were not know...

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‘Legal technicality’ leads to expulsion of NGO Merlin from Sudan

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EL GENEINA

The British-based humanitarian NGO Merlin, which became part of Save the Children in July 2013, has been forced to cease its work in Darfur owing to a ‘legal technicality’. The move will impact on some 600,000 Darfuris, who have been receiving a range of life-saving medical care from Merlin, which has been ope...

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North Darfur Governor brokers agreement to protect villages

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EL FASHER

Following complaints from the leaders and citizens of rural areas in El Fasher and Tawila localities last week, the Governor of North Darfur, Osman Kibir, has acknowledged the occurrence of the burning and looting of villages.

Governor Kibir confirmed that after one meeting with the Arab tribes in El Fasher and...

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Darfur gold concession winner warned-off by Hilal

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JEBEL 'AMER

The Sudanese Federal Ministry of Minerals has awarded the concession for exploration for gold deposits in Jebel ‘Amer in North Darfur to the MAM Group, a major Sudanese industrial group with subsidiaries in various areas of contracting and construction. However, militia commander Musa Hilal, who last m...

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Hundreds feared dead in Bentiu massacres, South Sudan

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BENTIU

Hundreds of people are unaccounted for and feared dead after rebel forces overran Bentiu town in Unity State of South Sudan on Tuesday, with multiple sources describing incidents of forced disappearances and mass killings of civilians. 

Fighting between the South Sudanese army and the Sudan People’s L...

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Atrocities against Kordofan civilians as Sudanese army strikes in force

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SOUTH KORDOFAN

The Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North (SPLA-N) has confirmed that a force of government militias and elements of the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) launched an attack on the villages of Tommy, Al Mansour, Kilora, Tarawa, and Tindimin in Rashad locality in the Nuba Mountains area of South Kordofan on T...

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International Court adjourns Darfur rebel trial

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THE HAGUE

The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday postponed the start of the trial of Darfur rebel leader Abdalah Banda Abaker Nourain, until further notice, blaming "logistic difficulties" for the delay.

"Today the trial chamber decided to vacate the date of May 5, initially scheduled for the opening of...

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Sudan army preparing for major offensive in Nuba Mountains

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WASHINGTON

Satellite photographs have revealed the deployment of more Sudanese troops and equipment into the Nuba Mountains region in preparation for an offensive against the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North (SPLA-N).

Sudan’s Defence Minister, Abdelrahim Mohamed Husein, announced in parliament on Monday the start of a...

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Three Darfur children maimed after playing with bomb

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ANKA

Three children from North Darfur were severely injured on Sunday when a bomb they found at the roadside exploded.

A relative told Radio Dabanga that Amina Abdulah Salem (12), her sister Hawa Abdulah Salem (10), and Khaled Isa Mohamed Musa (9) of Anka town in Kutum locality found the bomb and began to play with it.

“Wh...

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Darfuri students protest militia abuses at Sudan Parliament

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OMDURMAN

Dozens of Darfuri students gathered at the Sudanese Houses of Parliament in Omdurman on Tuesday to protest the deteriorating security in their region, as well as the abuses by the government-backed militias of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), popularly known as Janjaweed.

The students raised banners and placards,...

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Two killed in new village attack in Darfur’s East Jebel Marra

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EAST JEBEL MARRA

Two men were killed and a still unknown number of others wounded on Tuesday, when elements of the government Rapid Support Forces (RSF) plundered the village of Tangara, 20 km south of Tabit in East Jebel Marra.

Witnesses told Radio Dabanga that Mahjoop Jaqoob Adam and Adam Mukhtar Saleh died of bullet...

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‘Entire generation may face extinction’ in Sudan’s South Kordofan: SPLM-N

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SOUTH KORDOFAN

(Updated 17 Apr 00:29 am) The civil administration of the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) says it holds the international community and the African Union responsible for the humanitarian disaster currently taking place in war-torn South Kordofan.

The spokesman for the Nuba Mountains...

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‘Al Bashir’s decree shows inconsistency, conflicts within government’: CPS

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KHARTOUM

The spokesman for the Communist Party of Sudan (CPS), Yusif Hussain has reiterated his Party’s proposal to abolish all laws that restrict freedom.

Speaking in reaction to the latest decree (No. 158) by Sudan’s President Omar Al Bashir which severely restricts the activities of political parties, Hussain said t...

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Dozens still detained in Sudan despite promise of amnesty

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KHARTOUM

At least 43 political detainees are still in prison in Sudan, despite promises by President Omar Al Bashir to facilitate National Dialogue by releasing them.

The detainees include dozens of students, arrested during protest action against the rise of fuel and food prices in September 2013.

The Chairman of the...

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Stunned Sudanese opposition parties study Bashir’s restrictive decree

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KHARTOUM

The main Sudanese opposition, organised within the National Consensus Alliance (NCA), have condemned a new Presidential decree that is does not allow parties to have meetings without prior approval.

NCA chairman, Faruog Abu Eisa, told Radio Dabanga that “the President has no such right to issue decrees on other p...

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334 Sudanese refugee students sit exams in Chad

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ABECHE

From the refugee camps of Eastern Chad, 334 Sudanese students are currently sitting for their Sudanese Certificate examinations.

Speaking from the Sudanese-Chadian Friendship School in the Chadian city of Abeche, the Chief Proctor delegated by the Sudanese government, El Zein Hamadoun, reported to Radio Dabanga...

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North Darfur banker abducted ‘for the second time’

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EL FASHER

An employee of the Livestock Bank in El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, has been abducted for the second time in less than a month.

On Sunday, Salah Siddiq Juma Abdullah, was abducted by pro-government militiamen and taken to an unknown location.

In a press statement, Abdullah’s father said that his son’s veh...

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Two die as lorry ambushed in North Darfur

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KADADA

Two people were killed and another injured when pro-government militiamen ambushed their commercial vehicle on Sunday, 5km north of Kadada in North Darfur.

One of the relatives of the dead told Radio Dabanga that the militiamen, driving two vehicles mounted with machine guns, opened fire on the lorry that was en...

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Central Darfur displaced to be ‘denied aid’ for five months

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BINDISI

The coordinator of the Central Darfur camps for the displaced told Radio Dabanga on Monday that the Humanitarian Aid Organisation of Central Darfur has halted relief distribution operations to the displaced in Bindisi camp.

The coordinator said that at a meeting with representatives of the displaced Saturday, the...

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Five children die, many wounded in East Jebel Marra ‘offensive’

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EAST JEBEL MARRA

At least five children have died and many other people injured during a large-scale attack, allegedly by government-backed Rapid Support Services (RSF) militiamen, on East Jebel Marra on Tuesday.

Witnesses fleeing the attack told Radio Dabanga that about 600 militiamen driving vehicles including Land...

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'Dispute with Egypt on UN agenda': Sudan official

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KHARTOUM

Defence Minister Abdelrahim Mohamed Hussein said that Sudan has lodged a complaint with the United Nations every year regarding its dispute with Egypt over the disputed Halayeb Triangle, on Monday.

"The case is still on the agenda at the UN", Mohamed Hussein said in press statements as he left Sudan's parliament...

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Sudan's Al Bashir restricts political parties after promising opposite

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KHARTOUM

Political parties are not allowed to organise meetings in their own venues and houses, without approval of the authorities. For public meetings and rallies they have to ask permission 48 hours prior to the event. This is part of a decree No. 158 issued by President Omar Al Bashir, that is effective from Monday...

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Nearly 18,000 newly displaced still living rough in Darfur

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DARFUR

Some 8,700 of the newly displaced at El Salam camp in North Darfur, and more than 9,000 at Kalma camp, in South Darfur, are living in dire humanitarian conditions as they lack food, cover, and shelter.

Sheikh Mahjoub Tabeldiya of El Salam camp told Radio Dabanga that 3,200 of the newly displaced who arrived at the...

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Sudan's rebels take ‘strategic decision’ not to participate in national dialogue

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DARFUR

The Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) has announced that it will not participate in the national dialogue called for by President Al Bashir.

In a statement on Sunday, the SRF saying said it has “taken this strategic decision after extensive assessment.” It points out that “ever since the Khartoum regime started ta...

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Darfur tribal heads argue conditions for successful reconciliation

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DARFUR

The head of the Shura Council of Rizeigat tribes and Minister of State at the Bureau of Decentralised Governance, Ali Majok Al Moumin, has asserted that “the success of any reconciliation conference between the Rizeigat and Ma’aliya tribes depends on the realisation of a number of conditions at the top”.

One of...

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South Darfur displaced must brave long queues for little or no water

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NIERTETI

The displaced of the four camps at Nierteti, South Darfur, are complaining of drinking water crisis owing to a fuel shortage and high prices.

Listeners from South, North, Garsila and Khor Ramla camps say that the high price of fuel means that the water stations do not operate. An activist told Radio Dabanga that...

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El Fasher, North Darfur: University staff call for dismissal of ‘corrupt’ Chancellor

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EL FASHER

The staff of El Fasher University have demanded the dismissal of the Chancellor, Osman Abdul Jabbar. They accuse him of corruption and nepotism.

The University’s working staff submitted a file of Abdul Jabbar’s alleged violations to the Minister of Higher Education, Sumaya Abu Kashawa during an inspection visit...

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Sudanese Professor now detained without trial for four months

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EL OBEID

The detention of Prof Siddiq Nourain from the University Alnuhud in West Kordofan, has now entered its fourth month.

No formal charges have been laid, and he has not appeared in court. The security forces arrested Prof Nourain on 16 January following protests by the Darfur Students Association, against the...

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Fear for health of detained Darfuri blogger

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KHARTOUM

The family of Tajeldin Ahmed Arja, detained since December 2013, are concerned about his health. The young activist and blogger was arrested by Sudanese security guards after he publically put the blame on President Omar Al Bashir of Sudan and his counterpart from Chad, Idris Deby.

Arja’s brother told reporters t...

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Three-month crisis as fuel shortage silences water pumps in Gireida, South Darfur

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GIREIDA

The displaced inhabitants of camps in Gireida locality, South Darfur, face an acute shortage of drinking water as a result of a lack of fuel.

One of the camp sheikhs told Radio Dabanga that the crisis in the camp has entered its third month. This is in spite of the fact that the authorities levy fees from all the...

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15 die in Chad-Sudan border clash

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UM DUKHUN

At least 15 people were killed, dozens injured, and others captured in a clash on Thursday between Chadian troops and the Chadian opposition on the Sudanese-Chadian border.

Witnesses reported to Radio Dabanga that the clash commenced at about 3 pm on Thursday northwest of of Um Dukhun, close to the Chad-Sudan...

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North Darfur villages torched, looted

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TAWILA LOCALITY

Four villages in Tawila locality, North Darfur, were torched and looted by elements of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), according to multiple reports by Radio Dabanga listeners.

Witnesses stated the militiamen, who attacked at midday on Thursday, were mounted on camels and horses, and supported by about 20...

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Chadian refugees robbed in Darfur

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AZUM

Several Chadian refugees from camp in Um Shalaya in Azum locality, Central Darfur, have been robbed of possessions, money and mobile phones, allegedly by pro-government militiamen

A Sheikhs of the camp told Radio Dabanga that militiamen attacked on Wednesday evening. “They fired into the air. They also broke into t...

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North Darfur newly displaced fear disease

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KUTUM

Citizens displaced by militia attacks on areas northeast of Kutum in North Darfur are complaining of the outbreak and spread of diseases, especially measles.

Listeners have told Radio Dabanga that three weeks after fleeing their villages to the Um Gosen Mountains, Chaba Hama Gassa, Toro Boro, and Chiraan Kasana,...

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Unexploded ordnance kills three children in Darfur’s East Jebel Marra

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EAST JEBEL MARRA

Three children, as well as several cattle, were killed when a grenade – a suspected remnant of the almost daily Sudanese aerial bombardments of the area – exploded on Sunday in Darfur’s East of Jebel Marra.

One of the relatives of the dead told Radio Dabanga that the bomb killed Zainab Jaqoob Adam (8),...

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Girl dies under Unamid vehicle in South Darfur

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NYALA

A seven-year-old girl has died in a traffic accident involving a Unamid armoured patrol vehicle on Saturday. Unamid has confirmed the tragedy, offering condolences to the child’s family.

Listeners told Radio Dabanga that Asma Mohamed Khamis, from Attash camp for the displaced, died after being run-over by a Unamid...

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'Decisive summer' for Sudan rebels: Defence Minister

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KHARTOUM

Tank ran over tracking UNAMID in Nyala on Saturday afternoon displaced camp Attash child at the age of seven years. He disclosed witness to Radio Dabanga that the patrol UNAMID moved on Saturday from its headquarters area Skirh heading towards Kalma camp for internally displaced people, and while in transit at...

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Darfur's displaced plead for dismissal Unamid head

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NYALA

The internally displaced people living in Darfur have sent a message through Radio Dabanga to the General Secretary of the United Nations and the UN Security Council along with its 15 member states. They have called upon the UN to investigate the former heads of the UN-AU Mission in Darfur (Unamid), and fire the...

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Cooking fire destroys eight houses in West Darfur camp

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EL GENEINA

A children's attempt to cook resulted in the outbreak of a fire which destroyed the full contents of eight houses in Riyadh camp for the internally displaced people in El Geneina locality, West Darfur, on Thursday.

A witness told Radio Dabanga that the fire broke out at 12am in Sector B of the camp, when...

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Rebel demands international mediator at Sudan's national dialogue

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KHARTOUM/NYALA

Minni Arko Minawi, the head of the rebel Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM-MM) and the Deputy President of the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) has described President Omar Al Bashir’s invitation to the rebel movements to come to Khartoum and offering them guarantees to attend the national dialogue as “...

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Sudan Leaks: Ethnic killings at Sigili in 2012

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RADIO DABANGA

The killing of at least ten people in Sigili in North Darfur in November 2012 was likely ethnically motivated, according to internal UN investigation documents, the findings of which were never made public until now. 

The documents, obtained by Radio Dabanga, point to the ethnic nature of the killings...

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