West Darfur

By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Dec 23rd, 2012
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Khartoum – Three peacekeepers shot dead by one of their comrades in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region were all Ethiopian, a source familiar with the incident told AFP on Saturday. The shooter, who subsequently killed himself, was also from the East African country, the source said, asking fo...
By IndepthAfrica
In Sudan
Oct 3rd, 2012
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Four peacekeepers have been killed and eight wounded in an ambush in Sudan’s western Darfur region, according to the joint UN-African Union mission Unamid. The troops, who were from Nigeria, were attacked about 2km (1.5 miles) from mission headquarters in the town of El Geneina, Unamid said. Th...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
May 9th, 2012
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Rebels in Sudan’s western Darfur region said on Tuesday they had seized control of a town from Sudanese government troops, part of their campaign to topple President Omar Hassan al-Bashir’s government. “Our forces entered Girayda, south of Nyala, and took over the garrison completel...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
May 7th, 2012
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Khartoum – Four children were killed and four others were wounded when leftover munitions exploded in Sudan’s Darfur region, the African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission (Unamid) told AFP on Monday. A Unamid spokesperson said the incident occurred when a UXO (unexploded ordnance)...
By benim
In East Africa
Jul 3rd, 2011
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Gunmen shot dead an Ethiopian peacekeeper and injured one of his comrades in Sudan’s Darfur region on Thursday, his joint U.N/African Union mission said on Saturday. Attackers opened fire on a U.N. van carrying the men from the airport outside El Geneina, capital of West Darfur state, to the to...
By benim
In News
May 3rd, 2011
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Security services released today Hassan Al-Turabi, prominent leader of the opposition Popular Congress Party three months after his arrest without charges. Turabi was jailed on 18 January after statements warning that Sudan would witness protests similar to what occurred in Tunisia. But media close t...
By benim
In News
Nov 11th, 2010
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At least 15 people were killed Thursday when a cargo plane crashed in Darfur, western Sudan, local media reports said. The plane crashed when trying to land in the city of Zalingei, in West Darfur state. There were 35 people aboard the plane, which is owned by Tarco, a Sudanese company. There were a ...