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
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
Calling an end to genocide in Darfur one of its top priorities, the State Department announced Thursday that it would send one of its top diplomats to Sudan to try to convince the African nation to allow a peacekeeping force. Continue reading
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. Ken Bacon, President of Refugees International, talks about the continuing humanitarian crisis. Continue reading
Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick, who resigned from his post at the State Department Monday to work for Goldman Sachs, recounts his peacekeeping efforts in Darfur and experiences in other international arenas. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
Described as the last best hope for Darfur, the region’s peace settlement is thrown into question by officials who worry over Sudan’s instability and refugees who have little faith in the government. Margaret Warner reports from Sudan on the obstacles facing politicians and refugees before a peace deal can be achieved.
Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick recently returned from Africa, where he helped negotiate a peace agreement between the Sudanese government and a faction of Darfur’s largest rebel group. Zoellick outlines the main points of the agreement and the Bush administration’s stance on the crisis in Darfur.