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Darfur rebels begin march on on Khartoum

Rebels from Sudan’s Darfur region have begun moving towards the capital Khartoum, their spokesman said Thursday, more than three years after they made an unprecedented attack on the capital. “Now our troops are moving from Darfur in an easterly direction towards the capital Khartoum,” Gibril Adam Bilal, of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), told AFP…

US could take Sudan off state terror list by July

WASHINGTON — Sudan could be removed from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism as early as July if Khartoum recognizes the results of the referendum on independence for the south, a US official said Tuesday. “Should the referendum be carried out successfully and the results are recognized by…

Darfur clashes leave 40 rebels dead

KHARTOUM — Clashes between government forces and fighters from an alliance of Darfur rebel groups have left 40 rebels dead, Sudan’s army said Saturday, announcing a figure contested by the insurgents. The fighting occurred on Friday in the Shangil Tobaya region, about 65 kilometres (40 miles) south of El-Fasher, historic…

Almost 600 killed last month in Darfur: UN

KHARTOUM — Clashes in west Sudan’s Darfur region cost almost 600 lives in May, the highest monthly death toll since peacekeepers were deployed in 2008, according to a UN-African Union document seen by AFP. The confidential document compiled by the joint peacekeeping force said 440 people died in fighting last…

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