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28 Feb 2003 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 28 February (IRIN) - [Subscribers - please note this version replaces the original story, posted Friday 28 February, which is wrong and has been withdrawn]

28 Feb 2003 description

Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South African Catholic Bishop Kevin Dowling, known at home and abroad for his commitment to justice and peace, has been chosen to chair the Sudan Ecumenical Forum whose advocacy office, Sudan Focal Point, is based in South Africa.

28 Feb 2003 description

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir signed a decree in February to set up a national commission on international humanitarian law. The commission's creation is a major step toward effective implementation of humanitarian law in Sudan, a country that has suffered 19 years of internal conflict. Its task will be to advise and assist the government in spreading knowledge of and applying international humanitarian law, and thus meeting its international obligations.

28 Feb 2003 description


Summary
Pledges to the food aid appeal of the governments of Eritrea and Ethiopia for 2003 have reached over 897,000 MT or 47 percent of the total appeal of 1.92 million MT from the two countries. However, the amount is still insufficient to meet the emergency requirements for 2003.

28 Feb 2003 description

United States Agency for International Development
Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance

27 Feb 2003 description

Sida has just decided to allocate nearly EUR 49,1 million for disaster measures in reply to the United Nation's annual requests for aid regarding different countries and regions.

27 Feb 2003 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 27 February (IRIN) - The Sudanese government has denied the existence of a new rebel group in the country, which was this week reported to have seized a town in western Sudan.

27 Feb 2003 description
report Xinhua

News Article by Xinhua posted on February 28, 2003 at 00:18:49: EST (-5 GMT)

27 Feb 2003 description

PRETORIA, Feb 27 (AFP) - Peace talks between Sudan's government and a rebel group fighting for self-determination in the south will resume in Nairobi next week, Sudanese Vice President Moses Machar said on Thursday.

27 Feb 2003 description
report Xinhua

News Article by Xinhua posted on February 27, 2003 at 13:15:57: EST (-5 GMT)

JOHANNESBURG, Feb 27, 2003 (Xinhua) -- Improving economic cooperation with South Africa will be high on the agenda once peace is restored in the Sudan, visiting Sudanese Vice President Moses Machar said Thursday.

The ongoing peace negotiations are "very promising" and should result in a truce in a few months, he told reporters in Pretoria after meeting with South African Deputy President Jacob Zuma.

26 Feb 2003 description

KHARTOUM, Feb 26 (AFP) - A newly formed armed rebel group has seized a provincial capital in the western Darfur region of Sudan, an area outside the remit of peace talks aimed at end a 20-year civil war between north and south, Khartoum newspapers said Wednesday.

26 Feb 2003 description
report Amnesty

News Release Issued by the International Secretariat of Amnesty International

25 Feb 2003 description
report Concern Worldwide

Given the scale of the crisis in Africa, provisional estimates from the World Food Programme have raised concerns over being able to meet increased food aid needs in 2003.

25 Feb 2003 description

Appeal Number: 6467
Appeal Amount: $80,000

Situation Report

Despite ongoing peace efforts, the people of southern Sudan continue to be caught in a war between the Sudan military and the Sudan Peoples Liberation Movement/Army (SPLA). Of particular concern has been continued aerial bombing by the Sudan government forces; also of concern is ongoing instability in the so-called Eastern Equatoria region, as the government-backed Lord Resistance Army (LRA), a Ugandan rebel movement, has turned against local communities and hundreds were reportedly massacred.

25 Feb 2003 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 25 February (IRIN) - The US government has emphasised its commitment to a peaceful end to Sudan's long running conflict.

25 Feb 2003 description
report World Vision

NAIROBI - World Vision Sudan will receive $6.675m to combat malaria as part of a five-year grant to Sudan by the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (GFATM) worth a total of $43m.