Ongoing violence in Sudan's Darfur region threatens to undermine planned peace talks between Khartoum and rebel groups, a British minister said as he flew into the war-torn area on Tuesday. British Foreign Office Minister for Africa Mark Malloch Brown made the remarks a day after rebels said government aircraft had bombed a rebel-held Darfur town.
Eighty-nine people have died in flooding in Sudan as heavy rains that washed away homes and spread water-borne disease continue to batter the country, a government official said on Wednesday. Sudanese officials have described this year's floods as the worst in living memory with unexpectedly early rains destroying more than 70Â 000 homes.
Marc wears a New York Yankees cap, loves rap music and has ''Los Angeles'' scrawled in black ink across his forearm, but he will probably never see the United States. The 21-year-old is one of an estimated one million Sudanese refugees living in Cairo. Poor, jobless and subject to racist abuse, he has few aspirations other than to leave Egypt.