Category: Sudan

‘Protesters injured in gunfire with police in Darfur,’ al-Hayat (Saudi Arabia), 17 February 2014

SudanAt least two protesters were injured in a camp for internally displaced persons on the outskirts of the capital city of Central Darfur, Zalingei, when police opened fire on a demonstration. Continue reading

‘Al-Mahdi: Sudan on edge of Intifada and Civil War or Constitutional Convention’, an-Noor (Mauritania),15th December 2013

جانب من الاشتباكات التي شهدتها السودان قبل أشهر احتجاجا على الغلاء/ عدسة: أ.ب

جانب من الاشتباكات التي شهدتها السودان قبل أشهر احتجاجا على الغلاء/ عدسة: أ.ب

A leader of the Sudanese opposition, Sadiq al-Mahdi, claims that the al-Bashir regime is facing a critical time ahead and warns that domestic political discord and the additional existence of six armed militias  in the country could lead Sudan into a civil war if the situation does not change.

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‘Ministry of Agriculture opens investigation into Greek Waste’, al-Ayam (Sudan), 7th December 2013

ayamIn response to plans to send several tons of Greek sewage waste to Sudan and Sudanese fears of potential damage to the environment and domestic agriculture, the Sudanese Minister of Agriculture and Forestry has called for stronger restrictions on ‘fertilizer’ imports.

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‘UNAMID is reducing its forces in Darfur’, al-Ray al-A’am (Oman), 28th August 2013

يونميد – تخفض قواتها في دارفور

28.08.2013 13:43PM

UNAMID Soldier [Source: al-Ray]

UNAMID Soldier [Source: al-Ray al-A’am]

نيالا: الرأي العام:

قررت القوة المشتركة للأمم المتحدة والإتحاد الأفريقي بدارفور (يونميد) خفض قواتها من (19) ألفاً إلى (14) ألف عنصر.

وأكد مسؤول في البعثة أنّ عمليات التخفيض ستستمر حتى يونيو 2014م، وقال بحسب وكالة الأنباء الإماراتية (وام) أمس، إنّ عملية التخفيض لن تؤثر على حماية المدنيين، وأشار إلى أن البعثة ستركز على المناطق المأهولة بالسكان.

وكانت الأمم المتحدة أوصت نهاية أبريل الماضي بخفض عدد الجنود وشرطة (يونميد) بأكثر من (4000) فرد، نتيجة لتحسن الأمن في بعض أجزاء دارفور أمام مجلس الأمن.



UNAMID is reducing its forces in Darfur

28.08.2013 13:43PM

al-Ray al-A’am [The Public View]

United Nations and European Union forces participating in Darfur UNAMID are reducing their forces from 19 thousand to 14 thousand members.

Officials in the mission confirmed that actions to reduce will continue until January 2014, and according to the Emirate news agency (wham) yesterday, actions to reduce will not effect civilians. Referring to that the mission will focus on populated areas.

The United Nations, in front of the Security Council, recommended at the end of last April to reduce the number of soldiers and police (UNAMID) by more than 4000 individuals, with the result to improve security in some parts of Darfur.

Translated by Robert Forster