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Health centre staff strike in Kass, South Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

KASS LOCALITY(23 Oct.) -

The personnel working at health centres in Kass locality, South Darfur, have been on strike since last week.

A displaced woman from Ardeba camp in Kass locality told Radio Dabanga that the medical staff embarked on a strike in protest against the non-payment of their salaries and financial dues.

“This seriously increases the suffering of the people in Kass locality,” she said. “In particular widows with children and the orphans in the Kass camps face many humanitarian and health problems.

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Darfur rebels, Sudan 'to arrange peace talks'

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Radio Dabanga

KHARTOUM(23 Oct.) -

The Sudanese government is in contact with Darfuri rebel commanders to arrange peace negotiations under the Doha Document of Peace in Darfur (DDPD).

On Wednesday, Amin Hassan Omar, the chairman of the governmental Darfur Peace Office, announced that arrangements with Chad are underway to transport some leaders of Darfuri armed movements from Darfur to Chad, where they will discuss the possibilities of joining the DDPD. They rebel leaders will then travel from Chad to the Qatari capital of Doha to join the peace process.

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Bread crisis in Port Sudan enters third day

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Radio Dabanga

PORT SUDAN(23 Oct.) -

Port Sudan has been facing a shortage of bread for the last three days. Hundreds of people have to wait each day in long queues in front of the bakeries to obtain some bread. Some bakeries closed their doors.

“Bread is now sold on the black market,” an activist named Amin Sinada told Radio Dabanga from the plagued capital of Red Sea state. “For one Sudanese pound, we now receive three pieces of bread instead of four from the bakeries.”

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Two slain, three injured in South Darfur and East Jebel Marra

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Radio Dabanga

GIREIDA LOCALITY / EAST JEBEL MARRA(23 Oct.) -

A displaced man was shot dead, and two others were injured in an attack by militiamen near Gireida town in South Darfur early this morning. A few hours later, in East Jebel Marra, a herder was killed this morning, and another wounded by cattle thieves.

“Government-backed militiamen attacked a group of displaced farmers, who passed the night on their farmlands in the area of Donki Abyad, about 7 km south of Gireida town, at 3 am this morning,” a farmer from the area told Radio Dabanga.

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Air raid on Darfur’s East Jebel Marra

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Radio Dabanga

EAST JEBEL MARRA(23 Oct.) -

On Wednesday, an Antonov of the Sudanese Air Force bombarded the area of El Aradeb El Ashara in East Jebel Marra.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, one of the people who fled the area said the jet dropped eight bombs on Wednesday.

“The bombardments did not cause any casualties among the population. Yet, a large number of livestock were killed and farmlands and pastures set on fire.

“Most of the people in the area fled to the neighbouring valleys and mountains.” He added that one of the bombs did not explode.