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US pushes for UN Security Council action to end war in Sudan

United Nations Reuters The United States on Wednesday pushed for the United Nations Security Council to take action to help end a nearly year-long conflict in Sudan between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces. The United States says the warring parties have committed war crimes and the RSF and allied militias have […]

Ethnic killings in one Sudan city left up to 15,000 dead – UN report

Between 10,000 and 15,000 people were killed in one city in Sudan’s West Darfur region last year in ethnic violence by the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces and allied Arab militia, according to a United Nations report seen by Reuters on Friday. In the report to the UN Security Council, independent UN sanctions monitors attributed the […]

Sudan’s Burhan says “no reconciliation” with paramilitary RSF

Sudan's General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan salutes as he listens to the national anthem after landing in the military airport of Port Sudan on his first trip away following the crisis in Sudan's capital Khartoum since an internal conflict broke out, in the city of Port Sudan, Sudan, on 27th August, 2023.

Cairo, EgyptReuters Sudan’s army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan on Friday vowed to continue a nine-month war between the military and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, rejecting the latest peace efforts. RSF head Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo agreed earlier this week to a ceasefire proposed by civilian groups, contingent on the military agreeing also. But observers responded […]

Darfur refugees report new spate of ethnically driven killings

Women look at the border, hoping that their relatives reach Chad to escape death as they wait for them in Chad, on 7th November, 2023.

Adre, Chad Reuters People fleeing to Chad have reported a new surge in ethnically-driven killings in Sudan’s West Darfur as the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces took over the main army base in the state capital El Geneina. On Tuesday, a Reuters reporter saw a trail of men crossing from Darfur into Chad at Adre, about […]

Sudanese paramilitary RSF cements control of West Darfur’s El Geneina

Dubai, United Arab EmiratesReuters Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces said on Saturday they had taken control of the army headquarters in West Darfur’s capital of El Geneina, cementing their takeover of a city where they have been accused of carrying out a wave of ethnic killings. The city is the third of the war-torn Darfur region’s […]

At least 87 buried in Sudan mass grave, including women, children – UN

Geneva, SwitzerlandReuters The UN human rights office said on Thursday at least 87 people including women and children had been buried in a mass grave in Sudan’s West Darfur, saying it had credible information they were killed by the country’s Rapid Support Forces. RSF officials denied any involvement, saying the paramilitary group was not a […]

Sudanese civilians killed and shot at as they flee Darfur city by foot

Sudanese people, who fled the violence in their country and newly arrived, wait to be registered at the camp near the border between Sudan and Chad in Adre, Chad, on 26th April, 2023.

Cairo, EgyptReuters An increasing number of Sudanese civilians fleeing El Geneina, a city in Darfur hit by repeated militia attacks, have been killed or shot at as they tried to escape by foot to Chad since last week, witnesses said. The violence in El Geneina over the past two months has been driven by militias […]

Truce reduces fighting in Sudan, but little relief for humanitarian crisis

Halime Adam Moussa, a Sudanese refugee who is seeking refuge in Chad for a second time, sits beside her shelter, near the border between Sudan and Chad in Koufroun, Chad, on 10th May, 2023

Dubai, United Arab Emirates/Cairo, Egypt Reuters Khartoum was calmer on Saturday as a seven-day ceasefire appeared to reduce fighting between two rival military factions although it has not yet provided the promised humanitarian relief to millions trapped in the capital. A truce signed on Monday by the two fighting parties – Sudan’s army and a […]

Fresh fighting threatens Sudan’s week-long ceasefire

Dubai, United Arab EmiratesReuters Sporadic clashes between Sudan’s army and a paramilitary force spilled over into Thursday, puncturing the relative calm in the capital Khartoum and raising the risk of a week-long truce deal crumbling as concerns grew over a humanitarian crisis. The ceasefire, monitored by Saudi Arabia and the United States, was reached after […]