Sudan - Darfur

Rebellion and crimes against humanity in Darfur See summary

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allafrica.com Ethiopia: Ministry Condemns Killing of Ethiopian Peacekeepers in Darfur 10/20
allafrica.com Sudan: Sudan's Opposition Leaders Agree to Unify Efforts for Peace and Democracy 10/20
modernghana.com Council of the European Union conclusions on Sudan 10/20
modernghana.com Sudan ruling party names Bashir possible choice for presidency 10/20
telegraph.co.uk The Sudanese 'spies' in London Starbucks 10/20
radiodabanga.org Border Guard slain in South Darfur’s Dereig camp 10/20
allafrica.com Ethiopia Deplores Slaying of Three Blue Helmets in Darfur 10/20
allafrica.com Sudan: Central Darfur Displaced Reject Model Villages 10/20
allafrica.com Sudan: Air Raids On Zaghawa Tribal Area in North Darfur 10/20
allafrica.com Sudan: UNAMID Mourns Fallen Comrades in North Darfur 10/20
allafrica.com Sudan: Displaced Lynch Murderer in Central Darfur's Deleig 10/20
radiodabanga.org Air raids on Zaghawa tribal area in North Darfur 10/19
radiodabanga.org Displaced lynch murderer in Central Darfur’s Deleig 10/19
radiodabanga.org South Darfur state's politicians demand more parliament seats 10/19
sudantribune.com European envoys in Sudan plan to visit South Darfur state 10/19
sudantribune.com Abyei is not among West Darfur electoral districts : official 10/19
sudantribune.com Al-Mahdi calls for UN pressure to secure release of female Darfurian students 10/18
allafrica.com Sudan: '21 Sudan Troops Killed' - Rebels 10/18
sudantribune.com Ethiopia condemns slaying of peacekeepers in Darfur 10/18
globalsecurity.org UN envoy calls for funding backed by government action, peace successes in troubled Sahel 10/17
globalsecurity.org Ban deplores attacks on UN peacekeepers amid simmering tensions in Darfur region 10/17
af.reuters.com Gunmen kill three Ethiopian peacekeepers in Sudan's Darfur 10/17
english.people.com.cn UN Security Council deplores attack on peacekeepers in Darfur 10/17
enoughproject.org "Watchers of the Sky" Documentary Film Opens in NY and LA 10/17
modernghana.com Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Darfur 10/17
sudantribune.com Celebrate the golden jubilee of the October 1964 Sudanese revolution 10/17
radiodabanga.org 'West Darfur sold Unamid items worth millions of pounds' 10/17
allafrica.com The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Condemns the Killing of Ethiopian Peacekeepers in Darfur 10/17
turkishweekly.net Ban Ki-moon ‘strongly condemns’ attack on UN peacekeepers in Darfur, Sudan 10/17
en.ria.ru Ban Ki-moon ‘Strongly Condemns’ Attack on UN Peacekeepers in Darfur, Sudan 10/16
myaccount.nytimes.com World Briefing: Sudan: 3 Peacekeepers Killed by Gunmen in Darfur 10/16
en.ria.ru UN Security Council Condemns Killing of Peacekeepers in Darfur, Sudan, Calls for Justice 10/16
af.reuters.com Gunmen kill three Ethiopian peacekeepers in Sudan's Darfur 10/16
modernghana.com Three Ethiopian peacekeepers killed in Darfur attack 10/16
un.org Ban deplores attacks on UN peacekeepers amid simmering tensions in Darfur region 10/16
sudantribune.com Three Ethiopian peacekeepers slain in North Darfur 10/16
appablog.wordpress.com Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Darfur 10/16
sify.com UN envoy calls for funding backed by government action, peace successes in troubled Sahel 10/16
nzherald.co.nz UN chief: 2 peacekeepers killed in Darfur 10/16
modernghana.com Two peacekeepers killed in Darfur attack: UN chief   10/16
allafrica.com Rwanda: 32 Police Officers Set for Darfur Mission 10/16
radiodabanga.org Displaced leader abducted in Central Darfur 10/15
allafrica.com Sudan: Security Forces Abuse Women, Says Rights Group 10/15
radiodabanga.org Darfur rebel leader Minawi sacks commanders 10/15
sudantribune.com Rights group calls for probe into abuse of female students from Darfur 10/15
radiodabanga.org West Darfur minister orders activists detained 10/14
sudantribune.com Gunmen kill 5 people in North Darfur state 10/14
allafrica.com Sudan: Eastern Sudan Leader Warns for Darfur Scenario in the Region 10/14
radiodabanga.org North Darfur 'robbers' kill army commander 10/14
sudantribune.com East Darfur state imposes emergency order 10/14
reuters.com Sudan's Popular Congress Party to boycott 2015 election 10/13
turkishweekly.net Ethiopia vows to work for peace in region, on continent 10/13
sudantribune.com Clashes in Jebel Marra prevent health assessment efforts :UN 10/13
radiodabanga.org ‘North Darfur tribal leaders agree to end use of child soldiers’: Unamid 10/13
modernghana.com UNAMID welcomes North Darfur tribal leaders' commitment to end use of child soldiers 10/13
radiodabanga.org West Darfur commissioner bars Unamid patrols 10/13
sudantribune.com Sudanese army says angry mob attacked one of its military not militiamen 10/12
radiodabanga.org Darfur displaced call for support from countrymen in Diaspora 10/12
radiodabanga.org Bindisi camp hospital in Central Darfur closed after attack 10/12
sudantribune.com Darfur students accuse DRA of becoming a tool for Sudan's ruling party 10/12
radiodabanga.org Commercial convoy, travel bus ambushed in North Darfur 10/12
radiodabanga.org Policeman killed, one kidnapped in North Darfur's Kabkabiya 10/10
sudantribune.com Rizeigat gunmen seize cargo train in East Darfur 10/10
radiodabanga.org Torrents damage 200 homes at Hassahissa camp, Central Darfur 10/09
theeastafrican.co.ke Sudan peacekeepers reinforce civilian protection 10/09
allafrica.com UNHCR Requests Aid for Somali and Syrian Refugees in Greece 10/09
allafrica.com Sudan: Sudan Says Peace Talks With SPLM-N Postponed 10/08
sudantribune.com Darfur and Two Areas activists urge Obama to maintain sanctions on Sudan 10/08
radiodabanga.org Darfur students detained in Sudan’s capital 10/08
radiodabanga.org Two engineers abducted in East Darfur 10/08
sudantribune.com South Darfur s bans use of four-wheel drive vehicles and motorcycles 10/08
sudantribune.com SRF rebels say resolved to unify Sudanese opposition forces 10/08
radiodabanga.org East Darfur: Labado displaced seek refuge at Unamid base 10/08
modernghana.com Sexual And Gender-Based Violence To Be Addressed By Darfuri Lawyers At IBAHRI Event 10/08
allafrica.com Sudan: Sudan Says Peace Talks With SPLM-N On Two Areas Postponed 10/07
radiodabanga.org ‘Sudanese should lobby more’: Darfur scholar 10/07
radiodabanga.org Herders drive livestock onto East and South Darfur farms 10/07
radiodabanga.org Robberies in North, Central Darfur 10/06
radiodabanga.org Two women gang-raped in Darfur’s East Jebel Marra 10/06
euronews.com EU-bound migrants increasingly in danger and marooned 10/06
radiodabanga.org Rebels claim attack on Guldo garrison in Central Darfur 10/06
allafrica.com Sudan: ICC Calls On Saudi Arabia to Arrest Sudanese President 10/05
sudantribune.com Sudan says peace talks with SPLM-N on Two Areas postponed 10/05
monitor.co.ug Govt to document dead, missing persons 10/05
radiodabanga.org Two killed in East Darfur clash, Unamid vehicle hijacked in North Darfur 10/05
sudantribune.com ICC calls on Saudi Arabia to arrest Sudanese president 10/04
sudantribune.com Central Darfur state negotiating with rebels in Jebel Marra: official 10/04
radiodabanga.org Displaced man shot dead for motorcycle in Central Darfur 10/02
modernghana.com AU-UN Joint Special Representative/Joint Chief Mediator's message on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha and the Haj 10/01
sudantribune.com Germany hosts workshop for Sudanese rebels 10/01
radiodabanga.org 14 injured as Rizeigat, Fellata clash in East Darfur 10/01
strategypage.com SUDAN: China Applies Pressure 09/30
sudantribune.com Teachers strike in East Darfur enters fourth week 09/30
radiodabanga.org Crops spoiled in Central Darfur, farmers demand investigation 09/30
allafrica.com Abdul Kamara Appointed As UNAMID Deputy Joint Special Representative 09/29
allafrica.com Remarks By President Paul Kagame During Summit On Strengthening International Peacekeeping 09/29
radiodabanga.org Darfur peace accord incorporated in Sudan’s Interim Constitution 09/29
radiodabanga.org Six dead in North Darfur cattle theft; sheep stolen in East Darfur train robbery 09/29
radiodabanga.org Computers stolen from Central Darfur refugee camp 09/29
radiodabanga.org Tripartite Coordination Mechanism meeting on Unamid concluded 09/28

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.