Gunmen attempt to storm governor’s home in violence-hit Darfur

Attackers repelled by gunmen in incident that came days after clashes in restive region left hundreds dead. Unknown armed men have attempted to storm the residence of a provincial governor in Sudan’s Darfur region but were repelled by guards, according to officials. There were no injuries or damage in the attempted attack on West Darfur […]

Violence in Sudan’s Darfur Region Dims Hopes of a Long-Sought Peace

NAIROBI, Kenya — Hundreds of people have been killed or injured in violence that enveloped Sudan’s Darfur region in recent days, dampening hopes for long-lasting peace in an area that has been plagued by fighting and instability for decades. The violence came just weeks after peacekeepers with the United Nations and the African Union started a […]

Tense calm in Darfur as troops deployed after clashes kill 155

Sudanese government deploys military units to western region to restore order after three days of interethnic violence. A tense calm has been reported in Sudan’s Darfur region after a heavy deployment of soldiers in the wake of days of interethnic violence that killed at least 155 people, wounded scores more and displaced tens of thousands. […]

Sudan troops deployed in Darfur after clashes kill 155

Author:  AFP article author:  AFP ID:  1611072026166772400 Tue, 2021-01-19 14:20 KHARTOUM: A heavy Sudanese troop presence helped restore calm Tuesday in the Darfur region, local sources said, after three days of inter-ethnic violence which claimed at least 155 lives and displaced tens of thousands. The transitional government in the capital Khartoum has deployed military units […]

Clashes between rival groups in South Darfur leave 47 dead

Violence follows the killing of at least 83 people on Saturday and Sunday in West Darfur. Clashes between rival ethnic groups in Sudan’s South Darfur state have left 47 people dead, a day after more than 80 people were killed in separate clashes elsewhere in the restive region. “The clashes between the Rizeigat tribe and […]

At least 48 people killed in Sudan’s Darfur clashes

Tribal clashes in Sudan’s Darfur region have killed at least 48 people in the latest bout of violence, according to state media. “The death toll from militia attacks in al-Geneina yesterday reached 48,” the SUNA news agency said on Sunday, referring to the capital of West Darfur state and quoting the local branch of the […]

UN-AU mission in Sudan’s Darfur ends mandate after 13 years

The UNAMID peacekeeping mission was deployed in Darfur in 2007 to end a bitter conflict that erupted in 2003. A joint United Nations and African Union peacekeeping mission (UNAMID) in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region will end on Thursday, after more than 13 years of operation. The UNAMID in a statement on Wednesday said the Sudanese […]

Will the latest peace deal in Sudan last?

 It is being hailed as a new beginning for Sudan. After nearly 20 years of conflict, the transitional government and rebel groups have agreed to end fighting in the Darfur region, as well as the states of South Kordofan and the Blue Nile. Neighbouring South Sudan helped to negotiate the peace agreement during the past […]