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31 Jan 2006 description

Abuja, Jan. 31 (SUNA)- Member of the government negotiating team in Abuja and the Official Spokesman of the delegation, Dr Amin Hassan Omar, has accused the Darfur armed groups of being evasive and not serious about reaching a peace in Darfur in addition to the incompetence of the groups involved in the negotiations to conduct the negotiation process. Dr Amin pointed out in an interview with the Sudan News Agency (SUNA) in Abuja on Tuesday that a problem faces the negotiations and that this was the fact that the three negotiating factions were in a state of constant shift.

31 Jan 2006 description
report World Bank

Press Release No:2006/256/AFR

KHARTOUM, SUDAN, January 31, 2006- The internationally-assisted reconstruction of Sudan's war-torn regions is continuing with two new grants to strengthen management capacity and to support community-based infrastructure and social services-both to be implemented by the national government.

Additional projects are currently under development, and further grants are expected to be signed early this spring. Recovery efforts are furthered by a World Bank board decision to contribute $10 million of net income to Sudan's post-conflict …

31 Jan 2006 description
report Human Rights Watch

(New York, February 1, 2006) -- The United States should use its Security Council presidency in February to urgently seek a transition of the African Union force in Darfur to a United Nations mission with a strong mandate to protect civilians, said Human Rights Watch and the International Crisis Group yesterday in letters to U.S. President George W. Bush and members of the U.N.

31 Jan 2006 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Ron Redmond - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 31 January 2006, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

UNHCR yesterday signed separate tripartite agreements with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Sudan to set up the legal framework for the voluntary return of 13,300 Sudanese refugees in DRC, as well as for 6,800 Congolese refugees in Sudan. UNHCR is planning to begin refugee return operations under these agreements in March.

31 Jan 2006 description

An inaugural flight returning the first 50 Sudanese refugees who have been in southeastern Central African Republic (C.A.R) for more than 16 years, will take place in the first week of February.

The flight, the first of many to be organized by IOM, will be the first official return of Sudanese refugees by UNHCR following the signing of a tripartite agreement governing the return of Sudanese from C.A.R.

31 Jan 2006 description

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31 Jan 2006 description

New York, Jan. 31 (SUNA) - Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Lam Akol Ajawin, briefed the Permanent U.S. Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Jo Bolton, on the general situations in the Sudan, particularly the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA). In this connection, Deputy Representative of Sudan to the United Nations, Ambassador Omer Bashir, said in a statement to SUNA the meeting touched at the situations in Darfur as well as the efforts being exerted to achieve peace, stressing importance of the support of the international community.

31 Jan 2006 description
report IRIN

NDJAMENA, le 31 mars (IRIN) - Les violents combats qui se sont déroulés dans l'Est du Tchad entre l'armée tchadienne et des forces rebelles, qui bénéficieraient du soutien du Soudan voisin, ont fait des dizaines de morts, dont le chef d'Etat-major de l'armée de terre, le Général Abakar Youssouf Mahamat Itno, ont annoncé vendredi les autorités tchadiennes.

31 Jan 2006 description

La Convention Internationale des Droits de l'Enfant a été ratifiée par le Soudan le 3 août 1990.

30 Jan 2006 description

Summary of the Two Studies

Causes and Dynamics of the Conflict

The protracted conflict in Sudan reflects the long standing economic disparities, political exclusion and social and cultural deprivation in the distribution of political and economic power between the centre and the peripheries. The country inherited from colonialism a highly centralized authoritarian governance system and an uneven pattern of regional development.

30 Jan 2006 description

Khartoum,30 janv(SUNA) - le chef des avocats Soudanais,M.Fathi Khalil a averti le Sécretaire Général des Nations Unies et son répresentant au Soudan M. Jan Pronk d'intervenir dans les affaires internes du Soudan,assurant que le people Soudanais ne permit aucun attentant à sa dignité et souveraineté.

30 Jan 2006 description
report Caritas

By Gillian Sandford, ACT-Caritas field communicator in Manawashi

30 Jan 2006 description
report IRIN

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30 Jan 2006 description
report IRIN

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]