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Government grenade kills three in Darfur's Jebel Marra

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EAST JEBEL MARRA

Three farmers died when they were hit by a rocket-propelled grenade in Deribat, East Jebel Marra, on Thursday night. Government forces probably thought that the farmers were rebel forces and fired a rocket, according to a relative of one of the dead.

They were on a farm located 5km east of Deribat, when...

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Militiamen rape, abduct North Darfur displaced

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KABKABIYA / BIRKAT SEIRA

Pro-government militia members have raped two displaced women, and abducted three displaced men in Kabkabiya locality, North Darfur, on Wednesday and Thursday, several sources told Radio Dabanga. In Saraf Umra locality, a nurse and his family was abducted by militiamen, and forced to pay blood...

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'Merge Sudan's negotiation platforms': rebel SRF

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PARIS

The Sudan Revolutionary Front has called for the unification of all negotiation platforms into a single platform, in order to achieve a comprehensive peace for Sudan. “Not one partial agreement has addressed the problems in Sudan so far.”

Malik Agar, the President of the alliance of rebel groups (SRF), cited the...

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Militiamen attack displaced farmer in Central Darfur

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NIERTETI

A displaced man suffered fractures after being attacked by militiamen in Girni area in Nierteti locality, Central Darfur, on Wednesday.

A displaced woman from Nierteti told Radio Dabanga that pro-government militiamen attacked 60-year-old Abdel Gadir Mohamed while he was on his farm in the evening. He broke his...

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Eastern Sudan ex-combatants ‘lose confidence’ in leaders

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PORT SUDAN

The demobilised forces of the Sudanese Beja Congress and Eastern Front decided to withdraw their confidence from three of the Front’s leaders, including the Assistant of the President Musa Mohamed Ahmed, Amna Dirar, and Mabrouk Mubarak Salim, for their negligence to the demobilised combatants.

The Eastern...

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‘Epidemic diseases, food shortages’ in Kass camps, South Darfur

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KASS

The displaced people living in El Batari camp in Kass locality, South Darfur, have complained about the bad health conditions, the spread of diseases, and the lack of health care from the authorities in the camps.

The camp coordinator told Radio Dabanga that typhoid, malaria, and diarrhoeal diseases are prevalent...

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Nine civilians sentenced by Sudan military court

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EL OBEID / KHARTOUM

On Sunday, the Military Court of El Obeid, North Kordofan, sentenced nine citizens from Darfur and South Kordofan to seven years' imprisonment.

The nine were detained by Military Intelligence agents in separate incidents in May 2013. They were transferred to the military prison in El Obeid, capital of...

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Killing of Sudanese soldier in East Darfur leads to ‘chaos’

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YASSIN LOCALITY

A Sudanese army soldier was shot dead in Yassin locality, East Darfur, on Wednesday.

On Wednesday evening, a gunman stormed a club in Bir Yassin, where people had gathered to watch a football match. He fired at an army soldier, and killed him instantly.

The incident led to condemnations and protests from...

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Sudanese soldier's death in East Darfur leads to ‘chaos’

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YASSIN LOCALITY

A Sudanese army soldier was shot dead in Yassin locality, East Darfur, on Wednesday.

On Wednesday evening, a gunman stormed a club in Bir Yassin, where people had gathered to watch a football match. He fired at an army soldier, and killed him instantly.

The incident led to condemnations and protests from...

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Sudan documentary wins People’s Award in Canada

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TORONTO

The documentary film, Beats of the Antonov, shot and directed by the Sudanese filmmaker Hajooj Kuka has won the People’s Choice Documentary Award at the 39th International Film Festival of Toronto in Canada.

On Sunday, the final day of the festival, the public in majority voted for the second Sudanese film ever...

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‘There is no military solution to the conflicts in Sudan’: Troika

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WASHINGTON / LONDON / OSLO

The members of the ‘Sudan Troika’, the USA, UK, and Norway, welcome the “recent efforts to reinvigorate a process of genuine national dialogue in Sudan”.

In a media note released today, the Troika countries not only welcome the recent efforts by the Sudanese government, the AU, and the...

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Gang-rapes in Darfur; 45 women raped in East Jebel Marra in 45 days

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DARFUR

A displaced woman was raped in Kass locality, South Darfur on Monday. On Wednesday, militiamen gang raped three displaced women in the area of Shangil Tobaya, North Darfur. About 45 women, including 12 minors, have been raped in East Jebel Marra in the period between 1 July and mid-August.

In South Darfur, a woman...

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Robbery, hijacking, pillaging in North, Central Darfur

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SARAF UMRA / NIETETI

Gunmen hijacked two commercial vehicles in Saraf Umra locality, North Darfur, on Monday. In Central Darfur, militiamen pillaged three shops at the Nierteti market on Tuesday.  

“A group of armed robbers intercepted two commercial Land Cruisers in the area of Jebel Khoran on Monday evening,” one o...

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Downpours destroy more than 3,700 homes in Darfur

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NIERTETI LOCALITY / KALMA CAMP

Heavy downpours destroyed more than 3,000 homes at the Nierteti camps in Central Darfur on Monday and Tuesday. More than 700 homes collapsed in South Darfur’s Kalma camp owing to torrential rains and floods this week.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, a displaced woman from the Nierteti South camp...

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East Darfur Rizeigat, Ma'aliya agree on cessation of hostilities

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EL FASHER

The Darfur Regional Authority (DRA) on Tuesday announced that Rizeigat and Ma'aliya tribal leaders will sign a cessation of hostilities agreement in El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, in the coming days.

The step is part of the preparations for direct negotiations, aiming at a comprehensive and lasting...

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New head of Darfur peacekeeping mission appointed

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NEW YORK / ADDIS ABABA

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the chairwoman of AU Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, announced today the appointment of Abiodun Oluremi Bashua of Nigeria as Deputy Joint Special Representative for Unamid.

In a press release, issued today (Wednesday), Unamid states that the new Unamid head...

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New Unamid head appointed for Darfur

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NEW YORK / ADDIS ABABA

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the chairwoman of AU Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, announced today the appointment of Abiodun Oluremi Bashua of Nigeria as Deputy Joint Special Representative for Unamid.

In a press release, issued on Wednesday, Unamid states that the new Unamid head...

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Bombardments in Darfur’s East Jebel Marra kill four

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EAST JEBEL MARRA

A boy and three rebel fighters were killed in an aerial bombardment in East Jebel Marra on Wednesday.

“An Antonov of the Sudanese Air Force conducted a large number of air raids on various areas in East Jebel Marra on Wednesday. One of the bombs killed Salem Ahmed Salem (12) when he was grazing livestock...

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Darfur rebels to meet with Chadian President

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ADDIS ABABA

Three leaders of the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF, an alliance of the main Sudanese rebel movements) will meet with the Chadian President, Idris Deby, in the Ethiopian capital early October.

“The SRF received an invitation from the Chadian president for the meeting”, Dr Jibril Ibrahim, SRF co-vice president...

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Opposition party head retains stance on Sudan militias; seven others released

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EN NAHUD / EL OBEID

Ibrahim Sheikh, president of the Sudanese Congress Party (SCP), who was released on Monday after having been detained for more than three months, has not changed his opinion about the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces RSF). On Tuesday, seven PCP members were released too.

El Sheikh confirmed to Radio...

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Five infants die of malnutrition in North Darfur’s Zamzam camp

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ZAMZAM CAMP

During the past three weeks, five children died of the consequences of malnutrition in the Zamzam camp for the displaced, located near El Fasher, capital of North Darfur.

A medical staff member of one of the health centres in Zamzam camp, located told Radio Dabanga that five children died in the camp during...

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Refugee schools in eastern Chad to follow domestic curriculum

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EASTERN CHAD

The UNHCR, in collaboration with the Chadian Ministry of Education, will replace the Sudanese curriculum by the Chadian one in the refugee camp schools in eastern Chad.

“The UNCHR, together with the Chadian Ministry of Education, will organise trainings for the 321 basic and secondary school teachers in the 1...

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North Darfur teachers end strike

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EL FASHER

The Teachers’ Committee in El Fasher locality, North Darfur, announced the end of the strike on Monday.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, Mohamed Makki Saleh, head of the Teachers Committee, and former director of El Wihda Secondary School in El Fasher, said that the Committee received a letter from the North Darfur...

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Darfur rebels convicted for killing Chinese workers executed

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KHARTOUM

On Sunday, the management of the federal Kober prison in Khartoum North executed the death penalty of two rebels, accused of killing Chinese workers in West Kordofan.

The members of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) were sentenced to death on charges of murdering five Chinese who...

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Darfur rebels convicted of murder executed

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KHARTOUM

On Sunday, the management of the federal Kober prison in Khartoum North carried-out the death penalty of two rebels, accused of killing Chinese workers in West Kordofan.

The members of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) were sentenced to death on charges of murdering the five Chinese who...

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Revolutionary Front leaders welcome AU decisions on Sudan

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ADDIS ABABA

The Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) has welcomed the AU mediation efforts to merge the issues of Sudan into one platform under auspices of the African High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP), headed by former South African president, Thabo Mbeki. 

The...

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South Darfur: Kalma head urges lifting of state of emergency

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KALMA CAMP

The head of Kalma camp in Bielel locality, South Darfur, has requested the lifting of the state of emergency, imposed after the displaced massively protested on 4, 5 and 6 September against the repeated raids by government forces on the camp.

Sheikh Ali Abdel Rahman El Taher, the head of Kalma camp, told...

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Head of Kalma camp, South Darfur: 'Lift State of Emergency'

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KALMA CAMP

The head of Kalma camp in Bielel locality, South Darfur, has requested the lifting of the State of Emergency, imposed after the displaced massively protested on 4, 5 and 6 September against the repeated raids by government forces on the camp.

Sheikh Ali Abdel Rahman El Taher, the head of Kalma camp, told...

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Mother of girl ‘thrown into the fire’ dies in East Jebel Marra, Darfur

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EAST JEBEL MARRA / SHANGIL TOBAYA

The mother of a five year-old girl thrown who burned to death in an attack by militiamen on Dobo El Jadida village in East Jebel Marra, died on Monday.

Um El Kheir Saleh Hamed died on Monday, after entering into a shock, when she witnessed her five year-old daughter...

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Shock kills mother of girl thrown into fire in East Jebel Marra, Darfur

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EAST JEBEL MARRA / SHANGIL TOBAYA

The mother of a five year-old girl who burned to death in an attack by militiamen on Dobo El Jadida village in East Jebel Marra, died on Monday.

Um El Kheir Saleh Hamed died on Monday, after entering into a shock, when she witnessed her five year-old daughter being...

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Darfur Bar condemns closure of civil society centre in Sudan’s capital

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KHARTOUM

The Darfur Bas Association (DBA) has condemned the forced closure of the Centre for Civil Society Development by the security apparatus in Khartoum on Wednesday.

In a press release issued on Monday, the Darfur lawyers denounced the raid on the NGO on Wednesday, “followed by the occupation of the Centre by agents...

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AU communiqué explains decisions on AUHIP for Sudan and South Sudan

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ADDIS ABABA

The AU has issued a communiqué of the 456th Meeting of the Peace and Security Council held on 12 September 2014. The communiqué explains decisions on the progress report of the AU High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) for Sudan and South Sudan.

Read the entire communiqué

File photo: Thabo Mbeki (C) with...

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AU communiqué explains decisions on AUHIP for Sudan

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ADDIS ABABA

The AU has issued a communiqué of the 456th Meeting of the Peace and Security Council held on 12 September 2014. The communiqué explains decisions on the progress report of the AU High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) for Sudan.

According to the communiqué, the AU Peace and Security Council endorsed a...

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‘What peace was Unamid supposed to keep in Darfur?'

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LONDON

Unamid, described as "the largest peacekeeping mission in the world”, will have to answer for its failing to protect the hundreds of thousands of displaced in Darfur. According to UK newspaper The Independent, the details of the investigation are due to be made public in the coming weeks.

In leaked reports,...

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Case against Sudan opposition head withdrawn

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EL OBEID

The attorney general of El Obeid, capital of North Kordofan, has withdrawn the case against the president of the Sudanese Congress Party (SCP), Ibrahim El Sheikh.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga on Monday afternoon, Dr Fateh El Sayed, vice-president of the SCP reported that the prosecutor has withdrawn the case file...

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Case withdrawn against Sudan opposition head

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EL OBEID

The attorney general of El Obeid, capital of North Kordofan, has withdrawn the case against the president of the Sudanese Congress Party (SCP), Ibrahim El Sheikh.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga on Monday afternoon, Dr Fateh El Sayed, vice-president of the SCP reported that the prosecutor has withdrawn the case file...

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Sudanese Congress Party head released

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EL OBEID

(UPDATED) The president of the Sudanese Congress Party (SCP), Ibrahim El Sheikh, was released on Monday evening.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, Dr Fateh El Sayed, vice-president of the SCP reported that the attorney general of El Obeid, capital of North Kordofan, had withdrawn the case against Ibrahim El Sheikh.

“The...

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North Darfur farmers, nomads agree on peaceful coexistence

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NORTH DARFUR

Farmers and nomads in North Darfur signed an agreement on peaceful coexistence on Saturday.

The “Peaceful Coexistence and Restoration of the Social Fabric” agreement was signed by representatives of villagers and nomads from the localities of El Fasher, Kutum, and Tawila, and the area of El Waha.

The...

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North Darfur farmers, nomads agree to peaceful coexistence

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NORTH DARFUR

Farmers and nomads in North Darfur signed an agreement on peaceful coexistence on Saturday.

The “Peaceful Coexistence and Restoration of the Social Fabric” agreement was signed by representatives of villagers and nomads from the localities of El Fasher, Kutum, and Tawila, and the area of El Waha.

The...

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Sudan security confiscates copies of two newspapers

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KHARTOUM

Agents of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) confiscated all copies of El Yowm El Tali and El Akhbar daily newspapers from the printing presses in Khartoum on Sunday.

“No reasons were given for the confiscation”, several journalists told Radio Dabanga from Khartoum.

The action came within less...

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Sudan security confiscates editions of two newspapers

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KHARTOUM

Agents of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) confiscated the print runs of El Yowm El Tali and El Akhbar daily newspapers in Khartoum on Sunday.

“No reasons were given for the confiscation”, several journalists told Radio Dabanga from Khartoum.

The action came within less than a week after the...

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Khartoum Teaching Hospital refuses patients from ‘west Sudan’

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KHARTOUM / CENTRAL DARFUR

The Khartoum Teaching Hospital has rejected a number of patients infected by unknown viruses. During the past two weeks, 13 children and elderly died in camps for the displaced in Wadi Salih locality, Central Darfur, owing to a lack of medicines.

Medical specialists at the Khartoum Teaching...

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Darfur ex-rebels integrate into Sudan's army

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EL FASHER

The Darfur Regional Authority (DRA) announced on Saturday that the submission of weapons by the Justice and Equality Movement-Sudan (JEM-Sudan) has been completed.  

Maj. Gen. Babakar Korina, DRA Security Arrangements Commissioner, announced that the 1,350 ex-combatants of have submitted all their light...

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Darfur ex-rebels integrate into Sudanese army

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EL FASHER

The Darfur Regional Authority (DRA) announced on Saturday that the submission of weapons by the Justice and Equality Movement-Sudan (JEM-Sudan) has been completed.  

Maj. Gen. Babakar Korina, DRA Security Arrangements Commissioner, announced that the 1,350 ex-combatants of have submitted all their light...

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Torrents, floods destroy homes, isolate villages in Darfur, eastern Sudan

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SOUTH DARFUR / EASTERN SUDAN

Torrents led to the collapse of 371 homes in El Salam camp for the displaced, south of Nyala, capital of South Darfur over the weekend. In eastern Sudan, 11 villages have been isolated by floods.

“About 3,000 other homes were partially destroyed,” an El Salam camp elder told Radio Dabanga. “Mo...

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Floods destroy homes, isolate villages in Darfur, eastern Sudan

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SOUTH DARFUR / EASTERN SUDAN

Torrential rains led to the collapse of 371 homes in El Salam camp for the displaced, south of Nyala, capital of South Darfur over the weekend. In eastern Sudan, 11 villages have been isolated by floods.

“About 3,000 other homes were partially destroyed,” an El Salam camp elder told Radio Dab...

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Murder, gang-rape in West Darfur’s Sirba locality

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SIRBA LOCALITY

Gunmen killed a resident of Ardamata New Site camp for the displaced in Sirba locality, West Darfur, on Friday. On the same day, a woman of Kondobe camp was gang-raped for nine hours.

“Abdallah Zurga Khater, imam of the Ardamata camp’ mosque, was shot dead by seven Janjaweed on horseback inside his...

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East Darfur teachers, West Darfur medics continue their strike

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EAST DARFUR / WEST DARFUR

The teachers' strike in East Darfur State entered its fourth week without any signs of resolving the problem of payment arrears. In West Darfur, medical laboratory staff suspended their work a week ago, in protest against their low remuneration.

The Education Workers Union of the state stressed...

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Militiamen burn children to death in Darfur’s East Jebel Marra

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EAST JEBEL MARRA

A group of militiamen attacked Dobo El Jadida village in East Jebel Marra on Saturday. The next morning they continued their attacks on villages in the area.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga from a neighbouring village in East Jebel Marra, a listener reported that “militiamen in four Land Cruisers and on others...

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Children burned to death in attack in East Jebel Marra, Darfur

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EAST JEBEL MARRA

A group of militiamen attacked Dobo El Jadida village in East Jebel Marra on Saturday. The next morning they continued their attacks on villages in the area.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga from a neighbouring village in East Jebel Marra, a listener reported that “militiamen in four Land Cruisers and others on...

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