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Darfur camps for the displaced call for aid, reject re-planning

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Radio Dabanga

The sheikhs of camp El Salam in Bielel locality, South Darfur, have demanded urgent solutions to the problems the newly internally displaced people are facing, from a number of humanitarian organisations during a meeting this week.

Sheikh Mahjoub Adam Tabeldiya told Radio Dabanga that the number of newly displaced people in the camp who have not been registered amounts to 3,117. 3,200 newly displaced have been registered earlier by the Sudanese Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC).

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North Darfur Governor brokers agreement to protect villages

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Radio Dabanga

EL FASHER (17 Apr.) - Following complaints from the leaders and citizens of rural areas in El Fasher and Tawila localities last week, the Governor of North Darfur, Osman Kibir, has acknowledged the occurrence of the burning and looting of villages.

Governor Kibir confirmed that after one meeting with the Arab tribes in El Fasher and another in Kutum with the Commissioner of Alwaha locality as well as 13 tribal leaders, a written agreement was reached. They pledge that they will not attack or burn houses or villages anymore. They also apologise for what happened.

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Dead, injured in North Darfur accident, attack

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Radio Dabanga

KABKABIYA/KOBE (17 Apr.) - A displaced man was killed and four others seriously injured in a bus accident in North Darfur on Tuesday.

Yahya Abakar Mohammed (47) died when a bus carrying 48 passengers, en route from Kabkabiya to Jebel ‘Amer gold mine, was involved in an accident. The circumstances of the accident itself were not know at time of publishing, however witnesses told Radio Dabanga that Mohammed was buried at the scene, and the injured were transferred to Kabkabiya hospital.

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Chad + 1 other
334 Sudanese refugee students sit exams in Chad

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Radio Dabanga

ABECHE (15 Apr.) - From the refugee camps of eastern Chad, 334 Sudanese students are currently sitting for their Sudanese Certificate examinations.

Speaking from the Sudanese-Chadian Friendship School in the Chadian city of Abeche, the Chief Proctor delegated by the Sudanese government, El Zein Hamadoun, reported to Radio Dabanga that the exams are going well and have entered their fourth day without any problems.

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Two killed in new village attack in Darfur’s East Jebel Marra

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Radio Dabanga

EAST JEBEL MARRA (16 Apr.) - Two men were killed and still unknown number of others wounded on Tuesday, when elements of the government Rapid Support Forces (RSF) plundered the village of Tangara, 20 km south of Tabit in East Jebel Marra.

Witnesses told Radio Dabanga that Mahjoop Jaqoob Adam and Adam Mukhtar Saleh died of bullet wounds in the attack, while an undisclosed number of people were injured. The militiamen then made off with the villagers’ money, belongings and cattle.