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Head of Kalma camp, South Darfur: 'Lift State of Emergency'

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Radio Dabanga

KALMA CAMP (16 Sep .) -

The head of Kalma camp in Bielel locality, South Darfur, has requested the lifting of the State of Emergency, imposed after the displaced massively protested on 4, 5 and 6 September against the repeated raids by government forces on the camp.

Sheikh Ali Abdel Rahman El Taher, the head of Kalma camp, told Radio Dabanga that he has requested the Bielel locality commissioner to lift the State of Emergency, and the curfew, from 8 pm until 6 am, imposed on the locality.

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Khartoum Teaching Hospital refuses patients from ‘west Sudan’

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Radio Dabanga

The Khartoum Teaching Hospital has rejected a number of patients infected by unknown viruses. During the past two weeks, 13 children and elderly died in camps for the displaced in Wadi Salih locality, Central Darfur, owing to a lack of medicines.

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Floods destroy homes, isolate villages in Darfur, eastern Sudan

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Radio Dabanga

SOUTH DARFUR / EASTERN SUDAN (15 Sep.) - Torrential rains led to the collapse of 371 homes in El Salam camp for the displaced, south of Nyala, capital of South Darfur over the weekend. In eastern Sudan, 11 villages have been isolated by floods.

“About 3,000 other homes were partially destroyed,” an El Salam camp elder told Radio Dabanga. “Most of the toilets at the camp were flooded, and some collapsed too.”

The sheikh added that the rains led to the increase of public transport fees from the camp to Nyala. “We pay now SDG 10 ($1.75) instead of SDG 3 ($0.52).”

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Murder, gang-rape in West Darfur’s Sirba locality

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Radio Dabanga

SIRBA LOCALITY (15 Sep.) - Gunmen killed a resident of Ardamata New Site camp for the displaced in Sirba locality, West Darfur, on Friday. On the same day, a woman of Kondobe camp was gang-raped for nine hours.

“Abdallah Zurga Khater, imam of the Ardamata camp’ mosque, was shot dead by seven Janjaweed on horseback inside his courtyard on Friday,” a neighbour told Radio Dabanga.

“The murderers then stole the horse of Khater’s visiting brother, as well as seven cows from his neighbours.”

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East Darfur teachers, West Darfur medics continue their strike

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Radio Dabanga

EAST DARFUR / WEST DARFUR (15 Sep.) - The teachers' strike in East Darfur State entered its fourth week without any signs that the problem of payment arrears will soon be solved. In West Darfur, medical laboratory staff suspended their work a week ago, in protest against their low remuneration.

The Education Workers Union of the state stressed that the basic and secondary school teachers in East Darfur will continue striking until all their demands are met, and they have received salary and bonus arrears, amounting in total to SDG 6 billion (over $1 billion).