Mohamed Hasni
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/ 7 January 2008

Conflict feared as Sudan-Chad tensions escalate

The threat of open conflict between Sudan and neighbouring Chad is rising, with each side accusing the other of seeking to destabilise their already tense common border. Sudan said on Sunday it was ready for any Chadian attack the day after Chadian President Idriss Déby Itno said his forces would pursue rebels into Sudan’s region of Darfur.

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/ 25 October 2007

Darfur rebels kidnap foreign oil workers

A Darfur rebel group has attacked a Sudanese oilfield and kidnapped a Canadian and an Iraqi worker, a leader of the group said on Thursday, vowing further attacks. ”We attacked Defra oilfield and kidnapped two foreign workers, one is Canadian and another is Iraqi,” said Abdelaziz el-Nur Ashr, field commander for the Justice and Equality Movement.

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/ 18 October 2007

Crisis talks falter in south Sudan

Crisis talks between Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and southern leader Salva Kiir ended on Thursday without agreement on getting his former rebels to rejoin the unity government they quit a week ago. The meeting at the presidential palace in Khartoum came the day after al-Bashir authorised a Cabinet reshuffle.

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/ 17 October 2007

Sudan reshuffles Cabinet to woo back ex-rebels

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has reshuffled his Cabinet in a bid to ease tensions with southern former rebels who pulled out of the unity government last week, an official said on Wednesday. The most important change will be to the post of foreign minister, currently held by Lam Akol, which will go to Deng Alor, the official said.

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/ 23 May 2007

African Union force proud of role in Darfur

Some of its men have not been paid for four months and, with few helicopters or troop carriers, it has to rely on diplomacy to keep the peace, but the beleaguered African Union force in Darfur insists it is still making a difference. The force has paid a high price for its efforts to stem the violence in Darfur, which has killed at least 200 000 people.

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/ 11 April 2007

Mbeki in Sudan for talks on Darfur peace force

South African President Thabo Mbeki arrived in Khartoum on Tuesday to join the global push for United Nations peacekeepers in Darfur, amid fears of a regional spillover after clashes between Sudan and Chad. He was expected to press al-Bashir to accept UN peacekeepers in Darfur to boost an African Union (AU) force that has failed to stem violence there.

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/ 23 February 2007

World still failing to end Darfur disaster

Four years after the conflict in Darfur erupted, violence and hunger continue to ravage the western Sudanese region as the international community fails to impose its will on Khartoum. ”Four years is far too much … The fact that this goes on is a disgrace,” said United Nations peace envoy Jan Eliasson.