KHARTOUM (Updated 20:00) (20 Nov.) - Sudan will not allow another investigation into the alleged mass rape of about 200 women by Sudanese military personnel in the village of Tabit in North Darfur. The government has officially rejected a call by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to allow another investigation by Unamid, after the first mission of the peacekeeping operation failed.
KALMA CAMP(18 Nov.) -
Four women from Kalma camp in Bielel locality, South Darfur, were raped on Saturday, while other members of their group were beaten by militiamen.
Saleh Issa, the Secretary-General of the camp told Radio Dabanga that a group of about 24 displaced women left the camp to collect firewood on Saturday. They were accosted by militiamen who stripped and raped four of them, aged between 30 and 50.
The men also stole their mobile phones and four donkeys, and beat ten other members of the group. The women were then chased back into the camp.
KASS LOCALITY(18 Nov.) -
Security authorities arrested eight displaced people in the area of Saboun El Fagur, east of Kass locality in South Darfur on Sunday.
According to the women’s coordinator of the Kass camps, the detainees include Mohammed Ishaq Bosh, Siyam Gibril, Ahmed Abu El Lulu, and Siyam Bahruldin and four others whose names have not been verified. “They were whipped and tortured, and accused of belonging to the armed movements”.
EL FASHER(18 Nov.) -
The Sudanese Air Force has carried out intensive air raids on villages in North Darfur targeting civilians, utilities, water sources, livestock and farms.
Speaking to Radio Dabanga from North Darfur capital El Fasher, opposition Member of Parliament responsible for Karnoi and Um Baru localities, Mohamed Ahmed Minawi reported “heavy aerial bombardments on Sunday and Tuesday”.
NIERTETI(18 Nov.) -
Kidnappers have raised the ransom for the release of seven abductees from Nierteti in Central Darfur.
The seven people were abducted by militiamen as they returned from tending their farms in the area of Kombo Ghabat.