The United States urged African nations Thursday to offer troops for a joint U.N.-African Union force in Darfur as nongovernmental groups have threatened to leave because of escalating violence. Andrew Natsios, the U.S. envoy to Darfur, discusses the ongoing crisis. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
Photographs of Darfur are being projected on the exterior walls of the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., in an attempt to spotlight the plight of people in that region of Sudan.
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. Continue reading
In the second installment in a NewsHour series of conversations on ending the humanitarian crisis in Darfur, a former ambassador to Sudan stresses the need for increased diplomatic efforts.
In the first in a series of conversations about what can be done about the Darfur crisis, Susan Rice, the assistant secretary of state for Africa under President Clinton, argues for international military forces to pressure the Sudanese government to end the fighting. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir on Friday reaffirmed his refusal to allow U.N. peacekeeping troops in the Darfur region of the country. Continue reading