15 Elders, Sheiks Ambushed, Slain Near Manawashi, South Darfur
[Radio Dabanga]Mershing Locality -In an attack on a vehicle by seven militiamen in South Darfur on Tuesday, 15 people were killed and 13 others injured. The incident occurred in Wadi Tabbaldin, 15 km east of Manawashi in Mershing locality, South Darfur.
Citizens Demonstrate Worldwide Against Alleged Mass Rape in Tabit
[Radio Dabanga]International -On Tuesday, members of the Sudanese diaspora with went out in mass demonstrations in several countries including the USA, Canada, Australia, Norway, Sweden, and Israel, to denounce the alleged mass rape of 200 women and girls by government forces in Tabit village in North Darfur on 31 October.
Unamid Acting Head Visits East and South Darfur States
[Unamid]El Daein -The Acting Joint Special Representative (JSR) of the African Union - United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and Joint Chief Mediator a.i., Abiodun Bashua, visited Nyala in South Darfur and El Daein in East Darfur from 18-20 November, as part of his regional tour to follow up on coordination and cooperation between the Mission and the states' authorities to achieve peace in Darfur.
Govt Closes UNAMID Human Rights Office
[Sudan Tribune]Khartoum -Sudan ordered this week the closure of a human rights office of the African Union -United Nations Mission in Darfur, (UNAMID), saying it contradicts the mandate of the operation and incompatible with the agreement signed the Sudanese government.
SPLM-N Accuses Government Negotiating Team of Blocking Dialogue
[Sudan Tribune]Addis Ababa -The Sudan people's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) restated its attachment to a comprehensive political settlement for the Sudanese problem, accusing the government of denying the national dialogue.
15 People Killed, 11 Injured By Gunmen in South Darfur
[Sudan Tribune]Nyala -Fifteen people were killed and 11 others injured in an attack by gunmen on the village of Hamada, 85km north-west of the capital of South Darfur state, Nyala, on Tuesday.
Ruling Party Calls On Al-Mahdi to Return to the Country
[Sudan Tribune]Khartoum -Sudan's ruling National Congress Party (NCP) has called upon the leader of the opposition National Umma Party (NUP), al-Sadig al-Mahdi, to return to the country to play his anticipated political role in resolving national issues.
Central Darfur Merchant Shot Closing Shop
[Radio Dabanga]Zalingei -On Monday evening, pro-government militiamen shot and seriously wounded the merchant Nour El Din Musa Abdulla at the extension of the Employees' district of Zalingei, capital of Central Darfur.
Sudanese Air Force Bombs Jebel Marra Villages
[Radio Dabanga]East Jebel Marra -A house was destroyed, livestock killed, and farmlands burned in new air raids on villages in East Jebel Marra on Wednesday. Witnesses told Radio Dabanga that from 9-9.30 am, 12 bombs were dropped by an aircraft of the Sudanese Air Force around the villages of Dubbo al Madrassa and Turbo.
Concern Over 'Worsening Tribal Conflict' in East Darfur
[Radio Dabanga]Ed Daein -The head of Sudan's Council of States, Ambli Abdulla El Ajab confirmed the worsening of the situation in East Darfur and difficulty containing the conflict between Rizeigat and Ma'aliya tribesmen.
Govt Alleges History of Rape, Violations by UNAMID Troops
[Radio Dabanga]Khartoum -The Sudanese government claims to have "monitored incidents of Unamid soldiers who raped women in Darfur", prompting its insistence on Unamid's departure.
Unamid Acting Head Participates in Darfur Negotiations Between Government & Non-Signatory Movements
[Unamid]Addis Ababa -The African Union-United Nations Acting Joint Special Representative and Joint Chief Mediator a.i. for Darfur, Abiodun Bashua, participated in the opening session of the negotiations between the Government of Sudan and non-signatory Darfuri movements in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 23 November.
Unamid Constructs Youth Centres in West Darfur
[Unamid]On 24 November 2014, more than 80 students graduated from a six-month vocational training in carpentry, auto mechanics, generator-repair and welding. Additionally, UNAMID's Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR) Section also handed over two youth centres constructed as part of its Community-based Labour Intensive Projects (CLIPs),to local authorities.
JEM Rebels Demand to Negotiate 'Sudanese Issues in Darfur'
[Sudan Tribune]Addis Ababa -The Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) proposed that the agenda of the African Union brokered process on Darfur include national issues reiterating its rejection for partial solutions.
Parliament Supports Gov't Decision to End UNAMID's Mandate
[Sudan Tribune]Khartoum -The speaker of the Sudanese parliament, al-Fatih Izz al-Din, has asked the foreign ministry not to back down from its decision to end the presence of the hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) had it continued to violate its mandate.
Khartoum Wants Darfur Peacekeepers Out
[Sudan Tribune]Khartoum -Sudan's foreign ministry told western diplomats and international organisations in Khartoum on Friday that it has informed the hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) two weeks ago to begin an exit strategy from the restive region.
Abyei Community Seeks Global Recognition of Referendum Result
[Sudan Tribune]Juba -Community leaders from the oil-contested region of Abyei say they are determined to push ahead with a campaign seeking regional and international recognition of the October 2013 referendum result.
Govt Says UNAMID Personnel Have History of Sexual Abuse
[Sudan Tribune]Khartoum -The Sudanese government said that it has documented cases of sexual abuse of Darfuri women committed by members of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) that the latter has not taken any action to stop.
Khartoum Denies its Warplanes Violated South Sudan's Airspace
[Sudan Tribune]Khartoum -Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) spokesperson Colonel al-Sawarmi Khalid Sa'ad, has denied allegations made by the government of South Sudan claiming that two SAF warplanes entered its airspace last week.
Sudan's Decision On UNAMID Departure Long Studied - FM Official
[SudaNow]The Under-Secretary of the Sudanese Foreign Ministry, Abdullah Hamad al-Azraq, said the government decision for UNAMID to leave the country was studied and was discussed over a number of years between the Foreign Ministry and the United Nations.