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CHAD-SUDAN: President Deby, Sudanese envoy meet with AU head Obasanjo, 27/Dec/05
ABUJA, 27 December (IRIN) - President Idriss Deby of Chad met with Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigerian president and head of the African Union, in Nigeria on Tuesday, as part of efforts to defuse tensions between Chad and neighbouring Sudan. ... Full Report... Email Report

SUDAN: Children bearing the brunt of Darfur conflict - UNICEF, 21/Dec/05
KHARTOUM, 21 December (IRIN) - At least one million children affected by the ongoing conflict in the western Sudanese region of Darfur are beyond the reach of current relief efforts due to insecurity, according to the United Nation's Children's Fund (UNICEF).... Full Report... Email Report

SUDAN: Twenty killed as militias raid West Darfur village, 21/Dec/05
NAIROBI, 21 December (IRIN) - Militias riding on camels and horses attacked Abu Sarouj village in the West Darfur state of Sudan on Monday, killing 20 people and wounding 16 others, according to a United Nations official in the area. ... Full Report... Email Report

SUDAN: UNHCR to begin repatriating refugees from Ethiopia, 20/Dec/05
ADDIS ABABA, 20 December (IRIN) - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is to begin repatriating some 14,000 Sudanese refugees out of the 73,000 hosted in the five camps in Ethiopia next year, the head of the agency said on Monday. ... Full Report... Email Report

CHAD-SUDAN: Army chases rebels into neighbouring Sudan, 20/Dec/05
ADRE, 20 December (IRIN) - The plot is thickening in an already conflict-ridden zone as Chadís military made good on threats to pursue rebels into Sudanese territory following heavy fighting in an eastern border town over the weekend.... Full Report... Email Report

SUDAN: Dealing with gender violence through music, 19/Dec/05
NYALA, 19 December (IRIN) - Well-known Sudanese singers and actors have an important role to play in teaching internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the western Sudanese region of Darfur about the harmful consequences of gender-based violence (GBV), aid workers say. ... Full Report... Email Report

SUDAN: AU mission in Darfur running out of cash, 16/Dec/05
ADDIS ABABA, 16 December (IRIN) - The African Union (AU) will run out of cash for its mission in Sudan's troubled Darfur region within four months, the head of peacekeeping for the 53-nation bloc warned on Friday. ... Full Report... Email Report

SUDAN: Scores killed in ongoing clashes in West Darfur - ICRC, 15/Dec/05
NAIROBI, 15 December (IRIN) - Continuing clashes between two communities of Arab nomads near the town of Zalingei in West Darfur have left around 60 people dead and hundreds of families displaced, aid workers said on Thursday. ... Full Report... Email Report

SUDAN: Darfur war crimes probe making progress, says ICC, 14/Dec/05
NAIROBI, 14 December (IRIN) - Investigations into alleged war crimes in the western Sudanese region of Darfur have made some progress, Luis Moreno Ocampo, prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), told the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday. ... Full Report... Email Report

SUDAN: Thousands of children exploited - UNICEF, 14/Dec/05
KHARTOUM, 14 December (IRIN) - Thousands of Sudanese children are exploited while 149 out of 1,000 in the eastern and southern parts of the country die each year before making five, the United Nations Childrenís Fund (UNICEF) warned on Wednesday. ... Full Report... Email Report

SUDAN: IDPs not safe from violence, aid workers say, 12/Dec/05
NAIROBI, 12 December (IRIN) - Displaced people in the strife-torn western region of Darfur continue to be threatened and harassed even after their arrival in camps, aid workers say.... Full Report... Email Report

SUDAN: FMR focuses on progress in peace implementation, 12/Dec/05
KHARTOUM, 12 December (IRIN) - The Refugee Studies Centre of the University of Oxford has published a special issue of its magazine Forced Migration Review (FMR), focussing on the prospects for peace in Sudan.... Full Report... Email Report

SUDAN: Officials responsible for Darfur crimes, says rights watchdog, 12/Dec/05
NAIROBI, 12 December (IRIN) - Sudanese President Umar al-Bashir and other senior officials should be investigated for crimes against humanity in Darfur and placed on a UN sanctions list, the international lobby group Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report on Sunday. ... Full Report... Email Report

ETHIOPIA-ERITREA: Ease border tension, top UN official urges, 12/Dec/05
ADDIS ABABA, 12 December (IRIN) - Ethiopia and Eritrea must take concrete actions to ease tensions along their shared frontier given continuing fears that war could break out afresh between the two countries, a top United Nations official said on Monday. ... Full Report... Email Report

SUDAN: Darfur situation becoming increasingly hostile - aid workers, 8/Dec/05
NAIROBI, 8 December (IRIN) - The humanitarian environment in the western Sudanese region of Darfur is becoming increasingly hostile and clashes between various groups continue to flare up, aid workers warned. ... Full Report... Email Report

NIGERIA-SUDAN: Darfur talks stumble over fresh rebel demands, 8/Dec/05
ABUJA, 8 December (IRIN) - Negotiations to end Sudanís Darfur conflict have hit new snags in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, after rebels set out new conditions for peace, including a demand for the vice presidency. ... Full Report... Email Report

SUDAN: Campaign to focus on HIV/AIDS affected children, 7/Dec/05
KHARTOUM, 7 December (IRIN) - The Sudanese National AIDS Control Programme (SNAP), the UN Childrenís Fund (UNICEF), the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and other partners have launched a campaign focusing on the impact of the disease on children. ... Full Report... Email Report

GREAT LAKES: Returning refugees risk being displaced, 6/Dec/05
NAIROBI, 6 December (IRIN) - Tens of thousands of refugees in the Great Lakes region have started returning home, but without adequate support they could reignite conflicts and end up joining the millions of people displaced within their own countries, a senior UN official said... Full Report... Email Report

SUDAN: Southern constitution signed as SPLA forces enter Juba, 6/Dec/05
NAIROBI, 6 December (IRIN) - The signing on Monday of a new constitution for south Sudan marks an important milestone in the implementation of the Sudanese Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), an analyst said. ... Full Report... Email Report

SUDAN: Gender-based violence still rampant in Darfur, say aid agencies, 5/Dec/05
NYALA, 5 December (IRIN) - Humanitarian agencies have called for increased efforts to prevent sexual and gender-based violence (GBV) in war-torn western Sudan, saying such acts against women violate their human rights. ... Full Report... Email Report


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