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UN moves its staff from Darfur

Sudan: The UN has begun pulling staff from Darfur after the International Criminal Court charged Sudan's President al-Bashir with war crimes. "A total of 32 left Nyala today to Entebbe," said Josephine Guerrero, spokeswoman in Darfur for the UN-led peacekeeping mission on Tuesday. "Due to technical reasons, others were unable...

AL protests ICC charges against Sudan

Egypt: The Arab League said on Wednesday a decision by the International Criminal Court's prosecutor to charge Sudan's president with genocide may not have been well thought out, and it was concerned about repercussions. "The situation is very serious and very dangerous," Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa told reporters...

AU wants ICC to suspend Sudan President warrant

Dar Es Salam: Tanzania wants the International Criminal Court (ICC) to suspend any moves to arrest Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for genocide in Darfur, the foreign affairs minister told Reuters on Monday. "We would like ICC to suspend its decision to seek al-Bashir's arrest for a moment until we sort out the primary...

Sudan slams ICC arrest call

Sudan: Sudan on Monday slammed the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor's call to arrest President Omar al-Bashir, calling it an attempt to undermining Sudan's peace process and inhibiting its development. Ali el-Sadeq, the Sudanese Foreign Ministry's spokesman said that the ICC attempt to indict Bashir on crimes against...

ICC accuses Sudan President for genocide

Sudan: Sudan's president has been accused of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes in Darfur by the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. Luis Moreno-Ocampo told judges at The Hague that Omar al-Bashir bore criminal responsibility for alleged atrocities committed over the past five years. The three-judge panel must now...

Stampede in a stadium kills 23 in Sudan

Sudan: At least 23 people, mostly women and children, have been killed in a stampede at a football stadium in Omdurman, near Sudan's capital on Sunday. Officials said at least another 36 people were injured. Police and hospital officials said, the victims were crushed as they tried to enter the Al-Mirrikh Stadium to attend a national service...

China backs Sudan in Darfur crisis!

Sudan: China is currently helping Sudan's government militarily in Darfur, a BBC report found such evidences. The Panorama TV programme tracked down Chinese army lorries in the Sudanese province that came from a batch exported from China to Sudan in 2005. The BBC was also told that China was training fighter pilots who fly Chinese A5 Fantan...

Thousands agitate against ICC move in Sudan

Khartoum (Sudan): Thousands of protesters chanting "Down, Down USA!" rallied in Khartoum on Sunday after reports that the International Criminal Court (ICC) may seek the arrest of Sudan's president for alleged war crimes. A senior European diplomat said on Friday the court's prosecutor was likely to seek the arrest of President...

UN wants warrant arrest against Sudan President

Sudan: UN officials say they expect the International Criminal Court in The Hague to issue an arrest warrant for Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir. The charges could include war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. UN officials fear this could bring reprisals against peacekeeping forces in the Sudanese region. Mr Bashir has said his...

Six UN peacekeeper killed in attack in Darfur

Khartoum (Sudan): Six members of the joint United Nations African Union peace mission in Sudan's Darfur region have been killed in an attack, Sudan's official news agency SUNA said on Wednesday. Eight others were wounded in the attack and 17 were missing, SUNA said, adding that the attack took place on Tuesday. Those who died included...

Sudan adopts new election law

Sudan: Sudan's parliament has passed a new electoral law, taking a crucial step towards holding the first democratic election in more than 20 years. A government official said the law raised hopes of an end to conflict, though South Sudan's main party said free elections were not yet possible. Elections are due to take place next year...

Sudan president reaffirms peaceful solution over Darfur

Khartoum (Sudan): Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir on Sunday reiterated his commitment to reach a peaceful solution to the Darfur issue. This came in a televised address al-Bashir made to the Sudanese people on the occasion of the 19th anniversary of the National Salvation Revolution which was led by al-Bashir and his National Congress Party. Al...

Chad rejects peace talk with neighboring Sudan

N'Djamena: Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno on Wednesday ruled out any possibility of meeting his Sudanese counterpart Omar Hassan al-Bashir to discuss peace. The president, who was speaking during an interview with Radio France International (RFI) on the sidelines of an African Union summit in Egypt, appeared to dim prospects for a...

Darfur militants looks for new peace talks

Egypt: Sudanese rebels hope the new international mediator for Darfur has the power to wring concessions from the Khartoum government to kickstart a stalled peace process and help end suffering on the ground. Speaking to Reuters at the weekend, officials from the main rebel factions in the five-year-old conflict bemoaned the lack of progress...

Sudan plane crash left seven death

Sundan: The Sudanese civil authority says a small plane has crashed in southern Sudan, killing seven people on board, leaving only one survivor. Air operations officer Mohamed Hamza was the crash's only survivor. Seven others, including four Ukrainians, one Armenian and two Sudanese, were killed in the crash Friday. The director-general of...