Sudan

 Freepressers

UN — checked by China — offers only words of concern as Darfur crisis worsens

UN — checked by China — offers only words of concern as Darfur crisis worsens

By John Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The Security Council has unanimously renewed the peacekeeping mandate for Sudan’s embattled Darfur region. In the meantime, the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague has slapped charges of genocide on Sudan’s ruler. This comes amid continuing violence in the troubled region against both helpless civilians and the UN […]

 Freepressers

Sudan claims gains in new Darfour fighting

Sudan claims gains in new Darfour fighting

The Sudanese Army reported a military offensive in Darfour and said rebels sustained heavy casualties. An Army spokesman said up to 150 people have been killed or injured in the fighting, particularly with the rebel Justice and Equality Movement. “The fighting has taken place in Azban, and there are large numbers of dead and wounded,” […]