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31 Jan 2006 description

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

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

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 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

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 …

30 Jan 2006 description

Ambassador Anders Oljelund has been appointed to be a member of the staff of the EU Special Representative for Sudan and to take part in the peace negotiations that the African Union is leading in Abuja, Nigeria. He succeeds Sten Rylander, who recently took up his post as ambassador in Zimbabwe.

"It is very positive that Swedish support for the peace negotiations on Darfur can continue in this concrete manner. A political agreement between the parties is vital to increasing security for the population in Darfur," says Minister for Foreign Affairs Laila Freivalds.

30 Jan 2006 description
report UN News Service

The security situation in Sudan's western Darfur region remains tense, with new incidents reported there over the weekend that left three Sudanese soldiers wounded and two attackers dead, the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) said today.

A group of armed men believed to have come in from Chad attacked a Sudanese Army camp in the village of Armakol, not far from El Geneina, the capital of West Darfur, on Saturday, reportedly using machine guns, artillery and rocket-propelled grenades, according to the mission.

30 Jan 2006 description
report IRIN

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30 Jan 2006 description
report IRIN

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30 Jan 2006 description
report Caritas

By Gillian Sandford, ACT-Caritas field communicator in Manawashi

30 Jan 2006 description

Humanitarian assistance coupled with longer-term development aid crucial to lasting peace

30 Jan 2006 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

ABUJA, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Worsening violence in Sudan's Darfur region could jeopardise peace talks to end the three-year conflict that has killed tens of thousands of people, the African Union's (AU) special envoy said on Monday.

Salim Ahmed Salim said a recent escalation of fighting in the central Darfur region of Jabel Marra and to the west around Kulbus could undermine a consensus being worked out by delegates and mediators at peace talks in the Nigerian capital Abuja.

30 Jan 2006 description

N'DJAMENA, Jan 30, 2006 (AFP) - Chad's government has denied an allegation by neighbouring Sudan that its army made a weekend incursion across the border to attack a military position in the western Darfur region.

"The Chadian government denies the report that a Chadian artillery unit allegedly waged an attack on a Sudanese position 40 kilometres (25 miles) north of Geneina," government spokesman Hourmadji Moussa Doumgor said late Sunday.

30 Jan 2006 description
report AlertNet

LONDON, AlertNet - How do you get a humanitarian crisis into the headlines? And how can you convince editors to keep covering it? A new study by U.S.-based media analysts CARMA International may provide a few pointers.