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Sudan set to officiate deal for transition to civilian rule on Saturday even as concerns remain over justice for slain protesters
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Sudan set to officiate deal for transition to civilian rule on Saturday even as concerns remain over justice for slain protesters

Sudan's military rulers and protest leaders on Saturday are scheduled to sign a landmark deal reached after a bloody uprising which is meant to pave the way for civilian rule

UN peacekeeping mission employee in war-torn Darfur arrested for sexually abusing minor
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UN peacekeeping mission employee in war-torn Darfur arrested for sexually abusing minor

A Sudanese civilian employee of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in war-torn Darfur has been arrested and charged with sexually abusing a minor.

United Nations buckles to US pressure, cuts nearly $600 million from peacekeeping budget
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United Nations buckles to US pressure, cuts nearly $600 million from peacekeeping budget

A deal on cutting nearly $600 million from the UN peacekeeping budget was reached following weeks of negotiations over US demands for sharp cost reductions.

Sudan president Omar al-Bashir will not attend Saudi summit with Donald Trump
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Sudan president Omar al-Bashir will not attend Saudi summit with Donald Trump

Cairo: Sudan's state news agency says Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir, who has been indicted for war crimes by the International Criminal Court, will not attend the Islamic Summit in Saudi Arabia where US president Donald Trump is the guest of honour.

US envoy targeting UN peacekeeping for reform, diplomats say
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US envoy targeting UN peacekeeping for reform, diplomats say

United Nations: Nikki Haley, in her first week as US ambassador, has made reform of the United Nations' far-flung peacekeeping operations a top priority, diplomats said. The missions cost nearly USD 8 billion a year and Haley said in her Senate confirmation hearing last month that she wants to look at all 16 to see which are succeeding in maintaining peace and which aren't.

South Africa's withdrawal from International Criminal Court could spark a domino effect
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South Africa's withdrawal from International Criminal Court could spark a domino effect

South Africa announced Friday that it would withdraw from the International Criminal Court, dealing a major blow to a troubled institution set up to try the world's worst crimes.

Sudanese refugee who walked through Channel Tunnel walks free after nine months
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Sudanese refugee who walked through Channel Tunnel walks free after nine months

A Sudanese man who walked through the Channel Tunnel last year in an extreme example of the desperate measures some refugees are prepared to take to reach Britain, was sentenced to nine months' jail on Wednesday but will walk free because of the time he has already spent in detention.

Sudan's 13-year conflict rages on: UN says 138,000 people displaced in new fighting in Darfur
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Sudan's 13-year conflict rages on: UN says 138,000 people displaced in new fighting in Darfur

An escalation in fighting in Darfur has forced 138,000 people to flee their homes since mid-January and there is no end in sight to the 13-year conflict in Sudan's vast western region, the UN peacekeeping chief said Wednesday

US accuses Islamic State of genocide against Christians, Yazidis and Shi'ites
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US accuses Islamic State of genocide against Christians, Yazidis and Shi'ites

The government also added that acknowledging that Islamic State has committed genocides would not result in any legal obligation for the United States.

UN approves one year extension for peacekeeping force in Sudan
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UN approves one year extension for peacekeeping force in Sudan

The Security Council on Monday unanimously approved a one-year extension of the joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan's western Darfur region where conflict is intensifying, rejecting the Sudanese government's demand that the troops leave.

George Clooney demands end to genocide, 'torture rapes' in Sudan
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George Clooney demands end to genocide, 'torture rapes' in Sudan

Hollywood star George Clooney has called upon the US government and the international community to return their attention to the ongoing conflict in Darfur.

Sudan probes accusations of 'mass rape' in a Darfur village
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Sudan probes accusations of 'mass rape' in a Darfur village

Under pressure to quash allegations that troops raped 200 women and girls after a soldier disappeared, the government brought reporters to observe the investigation.

Mediator calls for ceasefire in Sudan's Darfur as talks open
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Mediator calls for ceasefire in Sudan's Darfur as talks open

AU called for a cessation of hostilities between the government and two rebel factions, part of wider efforts to stem multiple rebellions across Sudan.

Sudan army denies Darfur 'mass rape' report in war-torn region
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Sudan army denies Darfur 'mass rape' report in war-torn region

The Sudanese army on Sunday said a media report that its troops had carried out a mass rape in the war-torn western region of Darfur was "unjustified and unreasonable".

Three Ethiopian peacekeepers killed in Darfur attack: UN
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Three Ethiopian peacekeepers killed in Darfur attack: UN

Three Ethiopian peacekeepers were killed today in an attack in Sudan's troubled Darfur region, the joint UN-African Union mission said, the latest deaths in increasingly dangerous peace operations in Africa.

Campaign of fear: Sudan struggles to ignite uprising
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Campaign of fear: Sudan struggles to ignite uprising

Anti-government activists see al-Bashir's 23-year-old regime as the ripest in the region to fall. He has been weakened by the loss of oil-rich South Sudan, which became independent last year.

Google's Online Mapping Initiative For Darfur
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Google's Online Mapping Initiative For Darfur

US Holocaust Memorial Museum and Google unveil an online mapping initiative aimed at furthering awareness in Darfur.