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31 Mar 1999 description

CAIRO, March 31 (AFP) - Sudanese rebels killed 405 government troops in fighting over the weekend, the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) said Wednesday.

The rebels called it the "biggest defeat inflicted" on Khartoum this year, adding that more than 700 other troops were wounded fighting Friday and Saturday in Ulu, in the southern part of the Blue Nile province near the Ethiopian border.

Government troops were driven out of Ulu and SPLA rebels were pursuing them outside the region, it said in a statement to AFP in Cairo.

31 Mar 1999 description

KHARTOUM, March 31 (AFP) - Diarrhea blamed on contaminated water has claimed 200 lives in southern Sudan in one month, a Khartoum newspaper reported Wednesday.

Some 2,000 people were reported as suffering from the disease in Upper Nile State as of the end of last week, the Al Rai al Aam daily said, quoting Transport Minister Lam Akol.

The minister, a medical doctor who had headed a government delegation that delivered 1.5 tonnes of medicine to the area, said the epidemic had been brought under control with the arrival of medical teams.

He said a drinking water station …

29 Mar 1999 description
report Africa News Service

All Africa News (March 29, 1999) - Dinka and Nuer chiefs including church and community leaders met in a peace and reconciliation conference at Wunlit, Tonj county in Bahr el Ghazal between February 27 to March 8 under the auspices of the New Sudan Council of Churches NSCC.

It was the first meeting of its kind after more than seven and a half years of fierce fighting following the split of the SPLA in August 28, 1991. Our Correspondent Makur Kot Dhuor attended and reports on the deliberations.

27 Mar 1999 description
report IRIN

Bureau pour la Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires / IRIN
pour l'Afrique Centrale et de l'Est
Tel: +254 2 622 147
Fax: +254 2 622 129

26 Mar 1999 description

This report includes: A) Sudan B) Somalia C) Zambia - refugee influx D) Afghanistan E) FR Yugoslavia and region - Kosovo crisis.

26 Mar 1999 description
report IRIN

Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for Central and Eastern Africa
Tel: +254 2 622147
Fax: +254 2 622129

25 Mar 1999 description

NAIROBI, KENYA -- When two freelance German journalists were recently sponsored by another non-governmental organization (NGO) to investigate humanitarian activities in South Sudan, they discovered that their own government was involved in sponsoring a successful food project in Bahr El Ghazal in association with the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA).

25 Mar 1999 description

World Food Programme - Rome

25 Mar 1999 description

ADDIS ABABA, March 25 (AFP) - The Eritrean government is a threat to security in the Horn of Africa, Sudanese Foreign Minister Mustafa Osman Ismail has warned, according to Thursday's daily Ethiopian Herald.

"The war between Eritrea and Ethiopia destabilizes the sub-region," Ismail said overnight Tuesday, after a foreign ministers' meeting here of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), the government paper said.

24 Mar 1999 description

At a Glance

  • Flow of refugees into Zambia from DRC's Katanga province continues 7,000 Sierra Leonean refugees registered in Guinea in two weeks
  • Thousands of Rwandans have returned spontaneously to the northwest, according to officials
  • Tanzania-Burundi-UNHCR tripartite meeting planned for late March is postponed
  • Work advances on camps for Angolan and Congolese refugees in the DRC


The U.N.

23 Mar 1999 description

KHARTOUM, March 23 (AFP) - Sudanese government relief workers has distributed more than 10,000 tonnes of relief food to displaced people in Sudan so far in March, according to the Humanitarian aid Commission (HAC). =B7

HAC official Khalid Faraj said more than 6,000 tonnes were distributed to more than 245,000 beneficiaries in the north of Sudan, which has been gripped by civil war since 1983, and other supplies went to government-held areas in the south, the SUNA news agency reported Tuesday.

23 Mar 1999 description

Testimony of ROGER WINTER, Executive Director, U.S. COMMITTEE FOR REFUGEES


MARCH 23, 1999


I am Roger Winter, executive director of the U.S. Committee for Refugees. Thank you for conducting this hearing on Sudan. I appreciate the opportunity to testify.

23 Mar 1999 description

UNITED NATIONS - Catherine Bertini, Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme, appealed to the international community today to quickly increase aid to Sudan in order to avoid a humanitarian crisis reminiscent of last year's severe food shortages which caused the deaths of thousands of Sudanese.