Dec 23rd, 2012
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...
Oct 3rd, 2012
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...
In East Africa
May 9th, 2012
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...
In East Africa
May 7th, 2012
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)...
Nov 11th, 2010
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 ...