September 8, 2009
Prosecutor Makes Case Against Sudan's President
Luis Moreno-Ocampo, prosecutor for the International Criminal
Court, discusses his view on war crimes charges levied against
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.
August 13, 2009
Bashir Addresses ICC Charges, Darfur's Woes
Sudanese President al-Bashir faces an international warrant
in connection with war crimes in Darfur. In an interview, he reflects
on the charges, the Darfur crisis and Sudan's relations with the
Omar al-Bashir: Sudan's Wanted Man (Time magazine)
'In Any War, Mistakes Happen on the Ground' (Time magazine)
Excerpts: Omar al-Bashir's Interview
Head of Save Darfur Coalition Rebuts al-Bashir
March 30, 2009
Concerns Stir on Darfur's Humanitarian Situation
Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir expelled many of the country's
aid workers after the International Criminal Court issued an arrest
warrant for him on charges of war crimes. John Holmes of the United
Nations gives an update on the humanitarian situation in Darfur.
March 4, 2009
Warrant Adds New Tension to Darfur Crisis
The International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant
for Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir Wednesday for charges of
war crimes and crimes against humanity. Colum Lynch of the Washington
Post explains how the court's action may affect the conflict in
November 12, 2008
President Announces Darfur Cease-fire, Rebels Reject Claim
Sudan's President Omar Bashir announced a unilateral cease-fire
to disarm militias and to end the violence in the country's western
Darfur region, but the move was rejected by rebel groups and international
human rights organizations.
Show: Satellite Program Records Darfur Destruction
Geographers at the American Association for the Advancement
of Science's Office of Science and Human Rights are using satellite
images to document destroyed villages in Darfur for use by relief
July 14, 2008
President Charged with Genocide in Darfur
The International Criminal Court prosecutor charged Sudanese
President Omar Hassan al-Bashir with orchestrating genocide against
African tribes in the western region of Darfur and called on the
court to order his arrest.
Summary of the indictment against President Bashir
July 11, 2008
Criminal Court to Seek Arrest of Sudanese President
The International Criminal Court will seek an arrest warrant
for Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for genocide and
crimes against humanity committed in the western Darfur region
of his country, ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said Friday.
July 9, 2008
Peacekeepers Killed in Darfur Ambush
Seven peacekeepers from a joint U.N.-African Union force
were killed and 22 people were wounded when a convoy of gunmen
attacked them in northern Darfur, the United Nations said Wednesday.
February 8, 2008
Envoy: Darfur Faces New Dangers Amid Chad Unrest
U.N. special envoy to Darfur Jan Eliasson painted a bleak
picture of the war-torn Sudanese region Friday, warning that rebel
groups had made only limited progress toward peace talks. In an
interview, Eliasson details the latest developments in Darfur
and explains how unrest in neighboring Chad may further inflame
Forum: Eliasson answered some of your questions on Darfur.
January 8, 2008
U.N.-AU Convoy Comes Under Attack in Darfur
Unidentified gunmen opened fire on a United Nations-African
Union supply convoy in Sudan's war-torn Darfur region, the first
attack on the newly formed peacekeeping force, officials said
October 29, 2007
Groups Boycott Darfur Peace Talks
Three main Darfur rebel factions boycotted peace talks
with the Sudanese government over the weekend in Libya, throwing
into doubt that any substantive progress would be made at the
October 16, 2007
Expert Offers Closer Look at Darfur
Sarjoh Bah with Global Peace Operations at New York University's
Center on International Cooperation answered your questions about
the crisis in Darfur.
October 1, 2007
Peacekeepers Killed in Rebel Attack in Darfur
At least 10 African Union peacekeepers were killed and
more than 20 declared missing after rebels overran their base
in northern Darfur over the weekend, in the worst attack on AU
forces since they were deployed in 2004.
National Public Radio correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault
reports on the situation from Khartoum.
August 3, 2007
Peacekeepers Face Challenges in Darfur
Sudan's Ambassador to the United Nations Abdalmahmood Mohamad
and Larry Rossin, a board member of the Save Darfur Coalition,
discuss why Sudan agreed to the peacekeepers and what challenges
they may face.
Dr. Christophe Fournier, the International Council president of
Doctors Without Borders, reports on the humanitarian situation
The situation on the ground
A typical day for an aid worker
Health conditions of refugees
Security of aid workers
July 31, 2007
Approves Peacekeeping Force in Darfur
The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday unanimously approved
a resolution to send a peacekeeping force of up to 26,000 troops
and police to Sudan's conflict-ridden Darfur region.
July 13, 2007
Bombs Rebel, Civilian Targets in Darfur, Envoy Says
The Sudanese government has resumed bombing civilian targets
in the war-torn region of Darfur after a short-lived period of
quiet, the U.S. special envoy for Darfur said Friday.
June 15, 2007
of Rape in Darfur Face Stigma, Find No Recourse
Reports of women raped during militia raids or while seeking
supplies are widespread in the Darfur conflict, yet Sudan's government
has denied it occurs and prosecuting the crime has remained virtually
impossible in the Muslim country.
Slide Show: Salih Mahmoud Osman, a Sudanese member of
parliament and human rights lawyer, talks about sexual violence
June 12, 2007
Accepts Joint U.N.-African Union Peacekeeping Force
The Sudanese government approved the deployment of a joint
United Nations and African Union peacekeeping force to the conflict-ridden
Darfur region Tuesday, ending months of wrangling over the presence
of international troops in the area.
May 29, 2007
Bush Expands Sanctions Against Sudan
President Bush announced new economic sanctions against
Sudan Tuesday in the interest of forcing an end to the bloodshed
in Darfur. The sanctions including freezing the assets of 30 companies
owned or controlled by the Sudanese government. Deputy Secretary
of State John Negroponte talks about the sanctions.
April 24, 2007
Other Nations Seek Ways to End Fighting in Darfur
The United States is pushing for the deployment of 20,000
U.N. troops in the Darfur region of Sudan, while U.S. and British
officials are considering proposing new sanctions. Deputy Secretary
of State John Negroponte, who recently returned from Africa, talks
about efforts to stop the humanitarian crisis in Darfur.
March 12, 2007
Report Blames Sudanese Government for War Crimes
A U.N. human rights investigative team accused the government
of Sudan Monday of planning and participating in international
crimes in Darfur, and called for a more aggressive international
February 27, 2007
Darfur War Crimes Suspects Announced
International Criminal Court prosecutors on Tuesday named
a Sudanese minister and a militia leader as the first two official
suspects of war crimes in Darfur.
February 16, 2007
Envoy for Darfur Discusses U.S. Policy in Sudan
Andrew Natsios, the administration's envoy for Darfur,
outlines international efforts to end the violence in the Sudan
January 17, 2007
Agencies Say Aid Efforts in Darfur Could Collapse
Fifteen U.N. agencies warned Wednesday that their relief
operations in the volatile Darfur region of Sudan may collapse
unless the government and rebel groups end the violence there.
November 24, 2006
Needs to Step Up in Darfur, Activist Says
Wrapping up a series of conversations about the crisis
in Darfur, Albaqir Mukhtar of the U.S. Institute of Peace says
the world needs to play diplomatic hardball with Khartoum.
November 23, 2006
Recommends Targeting Sudan Through Economic Means
In the third in a series of conversations about the humanitarian
crisis in Darfur, Eric Reeves, professor at Smith College, argues
in favor of a divestment campaign.
November 21, 2006
Diplomatic Efforts Key to Ending Darfur Crisis
In the second in a series of conversations about what the world
can and should do about the crisis in Darfur, Margaret Warner
discusses reinvigorating diplomatic efforts with former U.S. Ambassador
November 17, 2006
Intervention Necessary to Stop Darfur Crisis
In the first in a series of conversations on how the United States
should handle the humanitarian crisis in Darfur, Susan Rice of
the Brookings Institution talks about sending military forces
November 13, 2006
Kill Dozens in Darfur as U.N. Seeks to Bolster AU Mission
An estimated 30 people died in the Darfur region of Sudan over
the weekend when armed men on horseback and on camels attacked
a village 30 miles north of West Darfur's capital El Geneina,
an African Union official told Reuters. News of the attacks came
as the United Nations said it would give the AU $77 million to
help bolster its forces in the region.
November 3, 2006
President Refuses to Allow U.N. Troops
Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir on Friday reaffirmed
his refusal to allow U.N. peacekeeping troops in the Darfur region
of the country.
October 23, 2006
Expels Top U.N. Official After Critical Web Posting
The United Nations envoy to Sudan prepared to leave the troubled
nation Monday after the Sudanese government ordered him to leave
over comments made on his Web site critical of the country's army.
October 9, 2006
Journalist Recounts Detention in Sudan
American journalist Paul Salopek spent 34 days in detention in
Sudan's Darfur region, a warning he believes from the Sudanese
government to foreign journalists. The Pulitzer Prize-winning
reporter, who was released in September, details his ordeal as
well as the humanitarian crisis that continues to unfold in Darfur.
September 25, 2006
Union to Bolster Troop Levels in Darfur
The African Union will boost its presence in Sudan's Darfur region
by an additional 4,000 troops, a spokesman for the organization
said. The addition would bring the number of AU soldiers and police
in Darfur to 11,000.
September 4, 2006
Discusses U.S. Attempts to End Deadly Conflict
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Jendayi
Frazer talks about Khartoum's rejection of a U.N. force and attempts
to forge a compromise.
August 31, 2006
Approves Peacekeeping Force in Darfur, Despite Sudan Opposition
The U.N. Security Council approved Thursday the future deployment
of more than 20,000 peacekeeping troops to Sudan's troubled Darfur
region, despite opposition from the Khartoum government.
August 14, 2006
Prompts Thousands More to Enter Darfur Camps
Refugees International visited several camps in Darfur, Sudan,
where fighting between the government and rebel groups has forced
at least 25,000 more people to flee their homes and enter the
camps in recent weeks, the United Nations reported. Refugees International
President Ken Bacon provides a report on the growing humanitarian
Show: Report from Darfur Camps
June 9, 2006
Nations, African Union Work to Convince Sudan to Accept U.N. Troops
A U.N. Security Council and African Union team arrived in Sudan
Friday in a rare joint effort to convince Khartoum to accept U.N.
peacekeeping troops in Darfur and plan for their deployment.
June 2, 2006
Tensions Rise in Darfur
Camps over Slow Pace Toward Peace
In an audio slide show depicting refugees at two of Darfur's displacement
camps, NewsHour senior correspondent Margaret Warner describes
how the camps' residents -- caught in the middle of a three-year
conflict between Sudan's government and rebel forces -- are speaking
out about conditions in the camps and the slow progress toward
a peace deal.
June 1, 2006
Passes in Darfur Without All Rebels Signing Peace Deal
The chairman of the African Union Commission expressed "deep regret"
Thursday that two prominent rebel groups in Darfur had declined
to sign a peace agreement before the May 31 deadline.
May 15, 2006
Investment Sparks Economic Boom in Sudan
With a 40 percent stake in Sudan's oil industry, China has become
Sudan's largest investor, financing part of a major economic boom
and in exchange exporting one-third of the resource-rich African
nation's oil output.
May 12, 2006
Deal Faces Uncertain Future in Tumultuous Darfur
Despite international efforts to broker an end to the violence
that has plagued the western Darfur region of Sudan, the recently
signed peace deal between the Sudanese government and the largest
rebel faction appears to face an uphill battle as it moves from
the the negotiating tables in Nigeria to the chaotic realities
of the Darfur refugee camps. Margaret Warner reports on the viability
of the recently signed peace accord in Nigeria and then discusses
the situation from Khartoum, Sudan's capital.
May 9, 2006
Asks Sudan to Open Darfur Borders to Aid Groups
In Khartoum, U.N. humanitarian chief Jan Egeland pleaded for aid
and discussed next steps with the Sudanese government for providing
relief in the devastated Darfur region. Margaret Warner reports
from Sudan on the humanitarian efforts on the ground.
May 8, 2006
New Peace Accord, Situation Remains Tense, Lawless in Darfur
President Bush on Monday urged Sudan to allow international peacekeepers
into Darfur to help ease the humanitarian crisis that has affected
the region for three years. The president's request came the same
day angry refugees at a camp in Darfur demanding international
intervention mobbed a top U.N. official. Margaret Warner provides
a report from Sudan.
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick, who recently returned
from peace negotiations in Abuja, Nigeria, discusses hopes for
peace in Darfur following an agreement between the Sudanese government
and Darfur's main rebel group.
May 5, 2006
Main Darfur Rebel Group Sign Peace Deal
The government of Sudan and the largest rebel group fighting for
independence in the restive region of Darfur agreed to a peace
deal Friday, but two smaller rebel factions refused to sign-on
to the accord.
May 4, 2006
Chief Urges End to Crisis in Darfur
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan discusses challenges facing
his organization including the ongoing crisis in Sudan's Darfur
region, Iran’s nuclear ambitions and the United Nations' relationship
with the United States.
May 2, 2006
and UK Diplomats Enter Darfur Talks as Deadline Moves
In an effort to forge an agreement between the Sudanese government
and rebels, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick traveled
to the Nigerian capital of Abuja to help facilitate peace talks
that continued past the midnight deadline.
May 1, 2006
Thousands Rally in Washington for More
Thousands of people poured onto the National Mall in Washington,
D.C. Sunday to show their support to end the ethnic and political
conflict in the Darfur region of Sudan.
April 25, 2006
Trade Relations Complicate Darfur Crisis
With an estimated $10 billion invested in Sudan's oil sector,
China has become the East African nation's largest trade partner.
While some have accused China of sheltering Khartoum because of
its trade ties, the U.S. government is urging China to use its
economic and diplomatic might to help end the ongoing conflict
April 20, 2006
Prize Winner Discusses Covering Crisis in Darfur
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, who has spent much
of his time traveling in the Darfur region of Sudan and reporting
on the plight of refugees, discusses the Pulitzer Prize he won
for his work and the role journalists can play in bringing attention
to the worsening situation.
April 14, 2006
Ends Relations with Sudan
Chad dissolved diplomatic relations with neighboring country Sudan
on Friday and threatened to expel some 200,000 Sudanese refugees
-- blaming the Sudanese government for supporting a rebel attack
in the Chadian capital that killed 350 people.
April 12, 2006
Warns Darfur Crisis Could Rival Rwanda Genocide
Paul Rusesabagina, the former hotel manager on whom the award
winning movie “Hotel Rwanda” was based, speaks with Margaret Warner
about the Rwanda Genocide and warns of history repeating itself
April 3, 2006
Rebel Groups' Arrival Stokes Chad-Sudan
Background Report: An agreement signed in February by Chad
and Sudan, prohibiting either country from beginning media campaigns
against or otherwise participating in the domestic affairs of
one another, is threatening to collapse as more Sudanese militia
members and refugees flow across the border into Chad.
March 22, 2006
with Margaret Warner about the continuing crisis and international
calls for increased intervention.
Outlines Limited Role in Darfur Conflict
In meetings this week with President Bush over the ongoing crisis
in Sudan's Darfur region, NATO chief Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said
his international alliance would continue to support African Union
troops on the ground in Darfur but would not contribute additional
forces despite U.S. calls to increase the number of peacekeepers
in the troubled region.
March 10, 2006
Union to Transition to U.N. Force in Darfur
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Friday the African Union
will extend its peacekeeping mission in Sudan's troubled western
region of Darfur and then transfer its efforts to a new U.N. force.
March 8, 2006
Thousands of Sudanese Protest Proposed U.N. Troops
Thousands of Sudanese protesters, shouting "down, down USA," rallied
in Khartoum on Wednesday against the proposed deployment of U.N.
peacekeepers to the troubled western Darfur region.
February 16, 2006
U.N. Officials, Senators Call for Increased Action in Embattled
Three years after violent clashes between government forces and
rebel groups launched one of the world's worst humanitarian disasters,
violence continues in the Darfur region of Sudan where millions
remain homeless and more than 200,000 have died. Gwen Ifill gets
an update on the situation in Darfur from Sens. Sam Brownback,
R-Kan., and Barack Obama, D-Ill.
January 5, 2006
Scales Back Darfur Effort Fearing Rebel Violence at Chad Border
U.N. officials said Thursday they have withdrawn a large portion
of their humanitarian aid workers in Sudan's Darfur region for
fear that violence between Chadian rebel groups in Darfur and
Chad's military forces could escalate following a build-up of
troops at the Sudan-Chad border.
November 29, 2005
Government and Major Rebel Groups Open Seventh Round of Talks
The seventh round of peace talks aimed at ending the two-and-a
half year conflict in Darfur, Sudan that has claimed more than
200,000 lives and displaced two million people opened Tuesday
in Abuja, Nigeria. The African Union monitored negotiations between
the government of Sudan and two main rebel groups, the Sudanese
Liberation Army and the Justice and Equality Movement.
October 5, 2005
Aid Workers Expose Dangerous Conditions
Despite efforts by African Union troops to protect international
aid workers in the Darfur region of Sudan, many workers have become
the target of armed attacks. Refugees International staffers Sally
Chin and Jonathan Morgenstein, recently back from the region,
discuss efforts to provide relief in the increasingly threatening
September 27, 2005
Portray Troubled Darfur Region
Human Rights Watch researchers gave young Darfur refugees notebooks
and crayons to keep them busy while they spoke with the children's
parents. The resulting drawings have offered a new perspective
on the violence and suffering that has plagued the war-torn region.
Jeffrey Brown reports on the art project and what it reveals.
Show: Crisis Through Children's Eyes
September 23, 2005
Sudan's Ambassador to the United States Khidir Haroun Ahmed discusses
the Abuja peace talks, the role of the Janjaweed militia and the
Sudan Liberation Movement in the Darfur crisis, and the Sudanese
government's plan to return hundreds of thousands of displaced
civilians to their homes. Transcript
September 23, 2005
The State Department's senior representative on Sudan Charles
Snyder discusses the role of the United States in the Darfur conflict,
the ability of the African Union to mediate ongoing negotiations
between the Sudanese government and rebel leaders, and how a peace
deal ending Sudan's 20-year civil war may affect the Darfur negotiations.
September 23, 2005
Threatens Darfur Peace Talks
Violent clashes between rebel groups and government forces in
Darfur are threatening to disrupt peace talks taking place in
Abuja, Nigeria, where African Union negotiators hope to reach
a deal ending a brutal two-year conflict.
July 6, 2005
Government Agree to Tentative Peace
Rebel leaders and representatives of the Sudanese government
meeting in Abuja, Nigeria in African Union-mediated talks signed
a tentative agreement Tuesday aimed at establishing peace in the
conflicted Darfur region.
Following the death of Sudan's Vice President John Garang in a
helicopter crash, at least 24 people died in demonstrations over
his death. Independent Television News provides an update. (8/2/05)
June 10, 2005
Calls for Action in Darfur
At least 180,000 people have died and another 2 million displaced
in a violent conflict that has raged between government-backed
militias and rebels in the Darfur region of Sudan since February
2003. New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, who recently
visited the region, discusses the ongoing crisis.
Read Kristof's past columns (registration required)
June 6, 2005
Criminal Court Initiates Darfur Probe
The International Criminal Court on Monday announced the launch
of a formal investigation into war crimes committed in the ongoing
conflict between Arab militias and rebel fighters in Sudan's Darfur
region. At least 180,000 have died and 2 million have been displaced
in violence that has raged since February 2003.
April 27, 2005
Union Seeks to Bolster Presence in Darfur
The African Union's Peace and Security Council plans to meet in
Ethiopia Thursday to discuss doubling its peace-keeping force
in Darfur. Minnesota's Twin Cities Public Television correspondent
Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the ongoing violence between government
forces and rebel groups in the troubled region.
April 21, 2005
Observer Outlines Continuing Attacks in Darfur
Dispatched to the war-ravaged Sudanese province of Darfur to monitor
ceasefire violations, former U.S. Marine Capt. Brian Steidle quickly
accumulated hundreds of photographs of abuse, torture and atrocities
taking place in the region, many at the hands of Sudanese government
soldiers. Steidle discusses his mission and the attacks he witnessed
while patrolling with African Union peacekeeping troops.
April 1, 2005
Disputes U.N. Resolution on Darfur
Sudan on Friday called a U.N. resolution referring Sudanese
war crimes suspects to the International Criminal Court "unfair,
ill-advised and narrow-minded" and did not say whether it would
comply, Reuters reported.
March 17, 2005
Security Council Deadlocked over Resolution
As the security situation in Darfur continues to deteriorate,
the international community remains divided over a U.S.-sponsored
resolution at the U.N. Security Council. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan.,
and Kenneth Bacon, president of Refugees International, speak
about the atrocities and the ongoing debate within the U.N. Security
February 2, 2005
Report Accuses Sudan of War Crimes
A U.N. report released Monday recommended trial by the International
Criminal Court for Sudanese government officials and allied militias
accused of committing crimes against humanity. Salih Booker, executive
director of Africa Action, and Rob Mortimer, professor of political
science at Haverford College, discuss the report.
February 1, 2005
U.N. Report Refers Sudanese War Crimes to International Court.
January 14, 2005
Groups Report Continued Attacks in Darfur Despite Peace Efforts
Despite a recent peace deal aimed at ending Sudan's decades-old
civil war, violence continues in the war-ravaged western province
of Darfur. Two regional experts discuss what can be done to end
the fighting that has already killed at least 70,000 and forced
more than 1.2 million to flee.
January 10, 2005
Sudan, Rebel Group Sign Peace Treaty
September 20, 2004
Continues in Darfur as U.N. Threatens Sanctions
Clashes between the Sudanese army and rebel forces in the western
Darfur region continued Monday, despite a new U.N. resolution
threatening oil sanctions if the Sudanese government does not
stop the mass violence in the region.
September 15, 2004
Pushes for More Action in Sudan
Sen. Bill Frist, R-Tenn., and former U.N. Ambassador Richard Holbrooke
discuss their recent visits to Sudan's refugee camps and the United
States' efforts to stop the campaign of mass murder in the Darfur
September 15, 2004
Peace Talks Collapse
One of the two rebel groups in Sudan's Darfur region reported
Wednesday that peace negotiations with the government had collapsed,
as the United Nations' World Health Organization issued new figures
saying 6,000 to 10,000 people are dying there per month.
September 9, 2004
Powell Declares Sudan Conflict 'Genocide'
U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell on Thursday declared
the ongoing killing of black Africans in the Darfur region of
Sudan "genocide." He blamed the conflict on the Sudanese
government's failure to disarm Janjaweed militias accused of violent
attacks that have left some 50,000 people dead.
August 26, 2004
Restates Sanctions Deadline in Sudan
ITN correspondent Bill Neely reports on Thursday's visit to Darfur
by Jan Pronk, the Secretary-General's Special Representative for
Sudan. Then Harvard University lecturer, Samantha Power, who recently
visited the region, discusses the ongoing humanitarian crisis
with Ray Suarez.
August 23, 2004
Rejects Offer of African Union Peacekeepers
The Sudanese government has rejected a proposal put forth during
peace talks in Abuja, Nigeria, to allow 2,000 African Union peacekeepers
to enter its country in order to disarm rebel groups and protect
August 19, 2004
Militia Carryout Fresh Attacks in Darfur
ITN reporter Jonathan Miller reports on his recent visit
to Darfur, where each day new reports of violence and killing
by the Janjaweed militia surface. An estimated 50,000 Sudanese
have already been killed.
August 12, 2004
Starvation Spread in Darfur Camps
More than 1.2 million people in the Darfur region of Sudan have
been forced from their homes by an 18-month old ethnic conflict.
Now, aid agencies say, many of those living in refugee camps,
including small children, are at risk of death from disease outbreak
and starvation. Rowan Gillies, international president of Doctors
Without Borders, who recently returned from Darfur, discusses
efforts to ease the ongoing humanitarian crisis.
August 6, 2004
Health Crisis Worsens in Darfur
As violence continues to plague the Darfur region of Sudan, aid
agencies are focused on trying to deliver food, clean water and
medical services to the nearly 1.5 million displaced people at
risk of starvation and disease outbreak.
August 4, 2004
Groups Call for Action in Darfur
A coalition of evangelical Christian groups and some members of
Congress are placing increasing pressure on the U.S. government
to intervene in the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Darfur
region of Sudan. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Africa
Charles Snyder and Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., debate what role
the U.S. should take in the conflict.
July 30, 2004
Sets Deadline for Sudan to Curb Violence
The United Nations' Security Council Friday passed a much-debated
resolution, drafted by the United States, calling for the government
of Sudan to disarm Arab militias blamed for mass violence against
black farmers in Darfur or face economic sanctions.
July 23, 2004
Declares Sudan Crisis Genocide
The U.S. Congress has approved a resolution calling attacks on
black Africans in the Darfur region of Sudan genocide. The U.N.
has yet to declare the ongoing violence genocide but has called
on the Khartoum government to protect its citizens.
July 20, 2004
Conflict Spurs Humanitarian, Health Crisis
Darfur Survivors are now facing a health and humanitarian crisis
that experts say could have long term effects. Nicolas de Torrente,
executive director of the U.S. office of Doctors Without Borders,
and Dr. Jennifer Leaning, a professor of international health
at Harvard University, discuss how the crisis is taking its toll.
July 6, 2004
of Congress Criticize Sudan's Handling of Darfur Crisis
U.S. lawmakers who visited refugees in the Darfur region of Sudan,
Tuesday called on the United States to take action to help prevent
a larger humanitarian disaster. Abdel Bagi Kabeir, deputy chief
of mission for the Sudanese Embassy in Washington, and Rep. Frank
Wolf, R-Va., recently back from Darfur, debate the government's
role in the ongoing crisis.
June 29, 2004
Warns 1 Million May Die in Darfur Without Immediate Aid
Secretary of State Colin Powell arrived in Sudan Tuesday, hoping
to pressure the Khartoum government to assist the delivery of
aid to the war-torn Darfur region where U.S. officials worry 1
million people may die this year.
June 29, 2004
The Origins of the Darfur Crisis
More than 10,000 people have died and an estimated 1 million displaced
in the growing humanitarian crisis in the Darfur region of western
Sudan where militias have targeted civilians in attacks that the
United Nations has warned could rival the genocide in Rwanda in
which more than 800,000 people died.
June 24, 2004
Crisis Grows in Sudan
As many as 10,000 people have died and more than a million more
have been driven from their homes in the Darfur region of western
Sudan in a growing humanitarian crisis. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports
from the refugee camps on the Sudan-Chad border. Ray Suarez follows
up in a conversation with Andrew Natsios, administrator of the
U.S. Agency for International Development, and Jennifer Leaning,
a professor of International Health at Harvard University.
May 13, 2004
Refugees Try to Find Peace in Chad
A war over oil has forced Christian refugees from the Darfur region
of western Sudan across the border into Chad. Fred de Sam Lazaro
looks at the dismal daily life in these refugee camps and the
aide workers who have come to help improve conditions.
August 28, 2002
Envoy Optimistic for Peace in Civil War
Gwen Ifill talks with former Sen. John Danforth about the prospects
for peace in Sudan.
July 25, 2001
Allies Fight for Peace
Famine, corruption and civil strife continue to plague the East
African nation of Sudan.
May 31, 1999
Activists Fight to End Modern Slavery
A group of fourth graders in a suburban Denver school have launched
a campaign to free the victims of modern slavery in Africa. Tom
Bearden reports on the movement to end slavery in the Sudan. Phil
Ponce then talks to experts with three views about the region.
August 21, 1998
Security Advisers on U.S. Missile Strikes in Sudan, Afghanistan
President Clinton's national security adviser discusses the U.S.
missile strike against targets in Sudan and Afghanistan and future
actions against the terrorist organization headed by Saudi millionaire
Osama bin Laden.
August 21, 1998
Condemns U.S. Strikes in Khartoum
In a strike against the terrorist organization allegedly responsible
for the embassy bombings in Africa, the United States launched
a cruise missile attack against targets in Sudan and Afghanistan.
The Sudanese representative to the United Nations responds to
July 30, 1998
Continues to Ravage Sudan
Since 1983, a combination of civil war and famine has taken the
lives of more than 1.5 million people in Sudan. And according
to the World Food Programme, another 2.6 million people are currently
facing starvation. Following a background report, Charles Krause
and guests discuss Sudan's troubles.
August 19, 1996
Spreads in Sudan
Muslim militiamen in Sudan are enslaving boys and girls according
to the United Nations, the United States and a number of human
rights groups. The Sudanese government denies that the practice
exists. After a background report, Charlayne Hunter-Gault talks
to Sudan's ambassador to the United States and two Baltimore Sun
reporters who went to Sudan and saved two enslaved boys by purchasing