Sudan - Darfur

Rebellion and crimes against humanity in Darfur See summary

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sudantribune.com Two rebel leaders in Doha on Monday for Darfur peace consultations 05/29
allafrica.com Sudan: Militiamen Abduct Passengers in Darfur's Jebel Marra 05/28
sudantribune.com South Sudan wants hybrid court formation delayed 05/28
sudantribune.com Cattle rustlers kill Sudanese policeman in North Darfur 05/28
allafrica.com Sudan: Reconciliation Conference Between Taayesha and Salamt Tribes Begins in Nyala 05/27
allafrica.com Sudan: Burkina Faso Second AU Force to Quit Darfur Peacekeeping Mission 05/27
allafrica.com Sudan: Why the EU Migration Deal With Sudan Is So Dodgy 05/27
allafrica.com Sudan: Darfur Peace Conference for Solution to Tribal Conflicts 05/27
dailytrust.com.ng Don’t confuse individual security with national security – Gambari 05/26
allafrica.com Sudan: Citizens Demo Against Darfur Violence in the Hague 05/26
allafrica.com Sudan: North Darfur Student Kidnapped By Militia 05/26
allafrica.com Sudan: UXO Blast Kills Two in Darfur's East Jebel Marra 05/26
globalsecurity.org Sudan defends expulsion of UN official over Darfur reporting 05/26
sudantribune.com UNAMID budget does not support peace implementation process : diplomat 05/26
irinnews.org Why the EU migration deal with Sudan is so dodgy 05/26
sudantribune.com The international embrace of Khartoum’s genocidal regime 05/26
allafrica.com Mani Martin to Headline Kigali Jazz Junction 05/25
allafrica.com Africa: Former Tanzanian UN Peacekeepers Share 'Ugly' Experiences 05/25
sudantribune.com Sudan expects a “breakthrough” in relations with Washington: FM 05/25
sudantribune.com Freed Coptic priest denies being subjected to torture 05/25
allafrica.com Sudan: Militiamen's Road Block Causes Water Shortage in Sortony, North Darfur 05/24
allafrica.com Sudan: South Darfur Weapon Collection to Tighten 05/24
allafrica.com Sudan: West Darfur - Six Displaced Killed in Mosque, Protest Erupts 05/24
allafrica.com Sudan: Soldiers, Policeman Kidnapped in Sinnar, Darfur 05/23
diplomatie.gouv.fr Sudan - Expulsion of head of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (23.05.16) 05/23
allafrica.com Sudan: 45,000 South Sudanese Enter East Darfur in 2016 - OCHA 05/23
punchng.com Gunmen kill eight worshippers in Sudan’s Darfur 05/23
nation.co.ke Sudan wants peacekeepers to leave Darfur 05/23
allafrica.com Sudan: Assistance to New Jebel Marra Displaced Continues 05/23
allafrica.com Sudan: Joint Mechanism of UN, African Union and Sudan to Meet Monday At Foreign Ministry 05/23
allafrica.com Sudan: PDF Guard Injured in North Darfur Farm Attack 05/23
sudantribune.com 8 killed, 4 injured by unknown gunmen in West Darfur 05/23
allafrica.com Ethiopia: UN Honors Ethiopian Peacekeepers 05/22
sudantribune.com Khartoum hosts tripartite meeting on UNAMID exit 05/22
telegraph.co.uk Sudan 'expels' UN's most senior humanitarian official amid continuing strife 05/22
stripes.com War-weary Somalis flee for Europe as rebuilding too slow 05/21
allafrica.com Sudan: 41,700 South Darfur Displaced Still Without Aid 05/20
sudantribune.com Sudan FM: UN Resolution 2265 will be on “ash-heap of history" 05/20
allafrica.com Sudan: Fellata and Salamat Commit to Peace, Compensations 05/20
sudantribune.com East Darfur governor denies involvement in tribal clashes 05/20
allafrica.com Sudan: Insecurity, UNAMID Exit Concerns Kalma's Displaced 05/20
monitor.co.ug International Criminal Court: Africa is a target, not participant 05/20
stripes.com Congo's political crisis stokes fears of widespread violence 05/20
af.reuters.com Sudan will not seek to renew peacekeeping mandate in Darfur 05/19
allafrica.com Sudan: WFP, Swiss Donors Visit West Darfur Camps 05/19
sudantribune.com Sudan, Italy hold talks in Rome as economic delegation to visit Khartoum soon 05/19
sudantribune.com More refugees fleeing to Sudan from Bahr el Ghazal region : UNHCR 05/19
sudantribune.com Sudan sticks to UNAMID exit from Darfur : minister 05/19
allafrica.com Sudan: Darfur Rebel Proposal to Include Qatar Mediation 'Bypasses AUHIP Roadmap' 05/18
allafrica.com Sudan: Sudanese Official Shuns Away Darfur Rebels' Call for Unification of Qatar and AU Mediatory Efforts 05/18
allafrica.com Sudan: Amin - Darfur Rebel Movements Call On Merger of African and Qatar Mediations, Is Attempt to Double - Pass the African Roadmap 05/18
allafrica.com Sudan: Group of Leaders of Abdul-Wahid Movement Join Peace Process in North Darfur 05/18
sudantribune.com MPs propose to ban activities of rebel supporters in Sudanese universities 05/18
allafrica.com Sudan: Medics Denied Access to North Darfur Camp 05/17
sputniknews.com Another Dirty Deal: EU Turns to War Criminal to Curb African Migrant Influx 05/17
sudantribune.com Sudanese presidency rejects merger of Doha and African forums 05/17
allafrica.com East Africa: Museveni Missed a Moment of Honour Over Bashir 05/16
allafrica.com Sudan: Reintegration of Darfur Ex-Rebels Begins in El Fasher 05/16
allafrica.com Sudan: Fellata, Salamat Discuss Peace Pact Violations in South Darfur 05/16
allafrica.com Sudan: Ibrahim Mahmoud - Dialogue Will Continue to Set National Document That Will Be Base for Constitution 05/16
sudantribune.com Sudan welcomes rebel proposal to associate Qatar to African efforts for peace 05/16
sudantribune.com Sudan describes Washington’s stance towards the ICC as “contradictory” 05/16
sudantribune.com Implementation of security arrangement with ex-Darfur rebels begins in North Darfur 05/15
sudantribune.com Sudan is awaiting outcome of Doha meeting with holdout rebels 05/15
scmp.com Accused of genocide, Sudan’s president clocks up air miles despite international arrest warrant 05/15
monitor.co.ug We are not happy with Uganda govt- US envoy 05/14
sudantribune.com Darfur groups seek Qatari participation in Sudan’s peace process 05/14
sudantribune.com UNAMID’S exit strategy team arrives in N. Darfur to assess security conditions 05/14
allafrica.com Sudan: UN and AU Commission Heads Condemn North Darfur Killings 05/13
mareeg.com US diplomats walk out of Uganda president’s inauguration 05/13
voanews.com Uganda Defies ICC, Bashir Arrest Warrant 05/13
globalsecurity.org Top UN and African Union officials condemn deadly violence at camp for displaced in North Darfur 05/13
borglobe.com US denounces Uganda for hosting Sudan's Bashir 05/13
allafrica.com Africa: Sixth Term - Uganda's Museveni Lashes At ICC, Vows to Fight Corruption 05/13
sudantribune.com Central Darfur government moves to Jebel Marra to supervise IDP’s return 05/13
allafrica.com Sudan: 238 Children Have Fled Darfur's Jebel Marra to Shangil Tobaya 05/13
stripes.com French president marks end to C. African Republic mission 05/13
allafrica.com Sudan: Armed Cattle Herders Terrorise Darfur Refugees 05/12
sudantribune.com Museveni says ICC a “bunch court”, assures Al-Bashir of safe exit from Uganda 05/12
allafrica.com Sudan: Refugee Centres Under Siege in Darfur Strife 05/12
voanews.com Sudan's Bashir Defies International Arrest Warrant With Trip to Uganda 05/12
turkishweekly.net Museveni sworn in as Uganda's president for fifth term 05/12
un.org Top UN and African Union officials condemn deadly violence at camp for displaced in North Darfur 05/12
mg.co.za Uganda urged to arrest al-Bashir 05/12
nzherald.co.nz Uganda: President inaugurated amid opposition arrests 05/12
nzherald.co.nz US diplomats walk out of Uganda president's inauguration 05/12
appablog.wordpress.com Joint statement by the Spokespeople for the UN Secretary-General and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on Darfur 05/12
monitor.co.ug Museveni sworn-in as US, EU envoys walk out 05/12
mareeg.com US denounces Uganda for hosting Sudan’s Bashir 05/12
foxnews.com Ugandan president inaugurated amid opposition arrests 05/12
appablog.wordpress.com La 594ème réunion du Conseil de paix et de sécurité de l’UA sur Soudan et de l’Ethiopie et sur la situation dans la région du Darfour et sur les activités de la MINUAD 05/11
allafrica.com South Africa: SA Withdraws Troops From Darfur 05/11
appablog.wordpress.com UNAMID condemns attacks in Sortony, calls for maximum restraint 05/11
allafrica.com Sudan: African Union-UN Mission Launches Campaign in West Darfur Against Use of Child Soldiers 05/11
allafrica.com Sudan: Senior UN Aid Official Condemns Killings of Displaced Civilians By Armed Local Tribes in North Darfur 05/11
allafrica.com Sudan: UN Condemns Killing of Displaced in Darfur's Sortony 05/11
allafrica.com Sudan: Ministry of Finance Stresses Government Concern With Stability and Development in Central Darfur State 05/11
voanews.com UN Footage Highlights Worsening Food Crisis in South Sudan 05/11
appablog.wordpress.com The 594th meeting of the AUPSC on the situation in Darfur and activities of UNAMID, as well as on Sudan and Ethiopia – 05/11
nzherald.co.nz Adriane Ohanesian wins prize named for AP photographer 05/10

Summary

In 2003, two rebel factions, the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) and the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA), revolted against Khartoum.

The Darfur Peace Agreement was signed in 2006, between Khartoum and the SLA arm led by Minni Arkou Minnawi. JEM and Abdelwahid Muhamed El Nur’s SLA contingent refused the peace deal, with El Nur asserting that the agreement did not include or respond to crucial needs of the Darfur population. Upset over the accord created a critical change in the nature of the conflict. What had predominantly been a direct battle between rebels and central government, then included opposition groups warring against each other as well.

JEM is the only opposition group to launch assaults on Sudan’s strong political regions. In 2008 JEM raided Omdurman, where the parliament is located, and it has also attacked oil installations in Kordofan.

In March 2009, an arrest warrant for President al-Bashir was issued by the ICC for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur.

The war has crossed heavily into Chad and Central African Republic. In January 2010, Presidents Idriss Deby of Chad and Omar al-Bashir of Sudan agreed to stop supporting each other's rebels.

All of the armed movements hold that no settlement can be reached unless Darfur is restructured into a single state. It was separated into three regions in 1994, the divided states being North, South, and West Darfur. Within Darfur, this is commonly believed to have been done with intentions of weakening the territory. In March 2011, the government announced a plan to construct two new states out of the region, to be Central Darfur and Eastern Darfur. This has enraged rebel groups who claim it as a ploy to further divide and cripple Darfurian efforts.