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Darfur: How historical patterns of conflict are haunting current violence

The root causes of the ongoing conflict in Darfur are rising to the surface amid an influx of arms from Libya

The mistakes donors make when funding African media

Donors are rushing to fund media in Africa — but here’s a few things they should think about before they do

Sudanese student killed in protests against bread price rise

Protests broke out in areas of war-torn Darfur, Blue Nile states and the capital Khartoum with demonstrators burning tyres and blocking roads

UN cutback plan ‘betrays’ Darfur

Reducing the size of the peacekeeping mission will endanger civilians, say critics of the move

SA peacekeeper killed in Sudan’s Darfur

One South African peacekeeper was killed and four wounded when a convoy they were escorting came under fire in Sudan's Darfur region.

SANDF deny SA troops held hostage over Bashir saga

The defence force rejected reports that South African National Defence Force troops in Darfur were threatened to prevent the arrest of Omar al-Bashir.

Qatar to provide R88m for Darfur development plan

Gas-rich Qatar says it will contribute to the Darfur Development Strategy, which aims to help the war-devastated region become more self-reliant.

Thousands displaced after unrest in Darfur

The UN's World Food Programme says about 20 000 people have been displaced by fresh unrest in Sudan's Darfur region.

Seven peacekeepers killed in Darfur

Seven peacekeepers were killed and 17 wounded when they came under heavy fire from gunmen in Sudan's strife-torn Darfur region on Saturday.

Search for 100 miners believed dead in Sudan comes to an end

The search for about 100 workers believed to have died inside a collapsed gold mine in Sudan's Darfur region has ended, says a miner.

Darfur needs $6bn for economic recovery, says top official

The economic recovery of Sudan's war-ravaged Darfur needs about $6-billion, a top official has said, appealing for international support.

Charity workers jailed for attempting to smuggle ‘orphans’ out of Chad

A French former fireman and a circus performer have been sentenced to two years in prison for attempting to smuggle 103 children out of Chad.

Sudan rebels claim to have seized district capital

Rebels in Sudan's Darfur have claimed that they seized a district capital just days after taking control of a major town.

Sudan forces ‘violating the laws of war’ in Darfur

Serious human rights abuses have risen in the last six months in Sudan's war-torn Darfur region, Human Rights Watch has said.

Aid agency may be forced to shut Darfur programme

Catholic Relief Services fears it will have to shut its West Darfur food programme at the end of the month unless Khartoum lifts a ban.

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