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All 25,000 people living in a refugee camp in Sudan's Darfur region have fled amid fighting between armed militia groups and Sudanese government forces, U.N. officials said Friday.

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Darfur refugees in crisisupdated: Fri Aug 10 2012 10:11:00

The U.N.'s former envoy to Sudan explains why he has been prevented from visiting refugees.

Sudan's rebels prepared to attack, leader saysupdated: Mon Oct 17 2011 14:30:00

The leader of Sudan's best-armed rebel group says an offensive against Khartoum could come soon if the Sudanese government rejects renegotiating the Darfur peace agreement.

U.N. official urges Darfur rebel groups to join peace effortsupdated: Thu Sep 15 2011 17:51:00

The United Nations-African Union joint special representative to Darfur, Ibrahim Gambari, has called on leaders of Darfur rebels to join the peace process.

Darfur rebel group: Government-run airports could be targetsupdated: Tue Feb 22 2011 17:44:00

A major Darfur rebel group in Sudan has issued a warning to international organizations and U.N. peacekeeping forces that government-managed airports have become legitimate military targets, a newly issued statement reads.

Sudan delegation to leave Darfur peace talksupdated: Fri Dec 31 2010 10:10:00

A Sudanese government delegation plans to leave peace talks with rebels from the country's western Darfur region Friday, the country's official news agency reported.

Sudan's president threatens end to Darfur talksupdated: Thu Dec 30 2010 10:34:00

Sudan threatened to withdraw from peace talks with rebels in the western Darfur region unless an agreement was struck by Thursday.

Darfur rebels continue their fightupdated: Thu Dec 30 2010 06:05:00

Jane Ferguson takes a look at the life of members of the rebel groups fighting against Sudanese troops in Darfur.

6 killed, dozens injured in Darfur camp clashes, UN saysupdated: Sat Sep 04 2010 16:04:00

Six people were killed and 33 were injured in apparent clashes at a displaced persons camp in Sudan's Darfur region on Saturday, days after another attack in the region left 37 dead, officials said.

Three abducted Russian pilots released in Darfurupdated: Tue Aug 31 2010 06:33:00

Three Russian pilots working for a Sudanese aviation company who were abducted in the Darfur region have been released, a Russian embassy spokesman said Tuesday.

Three Russian pilots abducted in Darfurupdated: Mon Aug 30 2010 14:20:00

Three Russian pilots working for a Sudanese aviation company have been abducted in the Darfur region, officials said Monday.

Aid worker freed in Darfurupdated: Mon Aug 30 2010 12:52:00

An aid worker with Samaritan's Purse, a Christian aid organization, has been freed after 105 days in captivity in the Darfur region of western Sudan, a spokeswoman for the organization said Monday.

2 abducted Jordanians with UN-AU force in Darfur freedupdated: Tue Aug 17 2010 10:09:00

The two Jordanians kidnapped on Saturday in Sudan's Darfur region have been freed, a spokesman for Sudan's foreign ministry said Tuesday.

Two police advisers abducted in Sudan's Darfur regionupdated: Sat Aug 14 2010 16:07:00

Two police advisers working with the joint United Nations-African Union force in Sudan's Darfur region were abducted early Saturday morning, according to a spokesman.

U.N.: Security situation in Darfur worsensupdated: Wed Jul 28 2010 06:32:00

The security situation in war-ravaged Darfur shows no sign of improvement as fighting has intensified between rebel groups and the Sudanese government, the United Nations Security Council was told Tuesday.

Special reps brief U.N. Security Council on Sudanupdated: Mon Jun 14 2010 22:29:00

A quartet of special representatives went before the United Nations Security Council Monday to brief members on political and humanitarian challenges in Sudan -- particularly the war-torn Darfur region -- as the country nears a referendum in early 2011 that could see Africa's largest nation split in two.

State media: Dozens killed in southern Darfur clashesupdated: Sun Apr 25 2010 22:49:00

Fighting in southern Darfur killed dozens of people over the weekend as soldiers from Sudan's People's Liberation Army clashed with armed members of an Arab tribe, state media reported Sunday.

4 peacekeepers missing in Darfurupdated: Tue Apr 13 2010 05:59:00

Four U.N.-African Union peacekeepers are missing in the war-torn western Sudanese region of Darfur, the peacekeeping force said Monday.

EU pulls election observers from Darfurupdated: Wed Apr 07 2010 14:52:00

The European Union on Wednesday pulled its observers from Darfur ahead of elections in Sudan, an EU spokeswoman told CNN.

Sudan signs cease-fire agreement with Darfur rebelsupdated: Thu Mar 18 2010 13:28:00

The Sudanese government signed a framework cease-fire agreement Thursday with a rebel group from the country's war-torn Darfur region, according to state-run media.

Irish, Uganda aid workers freed in Darfurupdated: Sun Oct 18 2009 05:13:00

Two foreign aid workers held hostage for three months in Sudan's volatile Darfur region were released Sunday, the agency they work for said.

Peacekeeping staff kidnapped in Darfurupdated: Sat Aug 29 2009 11:36:00

Two international staffers supporting the peacekeeping mission in the volatile Sudanese region of Darfur were kidnapped Saturday morning, a spokesman for the peacekeeping force told CNN.

Commentary: Fasting for the pain of Darfurupdated: Tue May 12 2009 13:45:00

Three days ago, I took over from Mia Farrow on a water-only fast to support her efforts to raise awareness about the ongoing tragedy in Darfur.

Darfur peacekeeper killed during carjackingupdated: Fri May 08 2009 11:16:00

A peacekeeper working for the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur was killed Thursday night during a carjacking, according to a statement released by the joint mission.

Local worker for aid group killed in Darfurupdated: Tue Mar 24 2009 09:10:00

A local aid worker employed by a Canadian relief group was shot to death on Tuesday in the Darfur region of Sudan, a colleague of the man said.

Peacekeeper dies in Darfur shootoutupdated: Wed Mar 18 2009 10:48:00

Gunmen killed a United Nations peacekeeper in the Darfur region of western Sudan on Tuesday.

Abducted aid workers freed in Darfurupdated: Sat Mar 14 2009 22:44:00

The four Doctors Without Borders staffers abducted earlier this week in Sudan's Darfur region have been "safely released," the group said on Saturday.

Three aid workers snatched in Darfurupdated: Thu Mar 12 2009 15:42:00

Three Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres) staffers have been abducted in the war-torn Sudanese province of Darfur, the group said Thursday.

Darfur faces meningitis crisis, ousted aid worker saysupdated: Tue Mar 10 2009 12:07:00

A meningitis outbreak is threatening the lives of tens of thousands of people in Darfur, according to an aid agency expelled from the country last week.

'Killing will go on' despite Darfur chargesupdated: Sat Mar 07 2009 22:57:00

The killing will go on in Darfur despite the International Criminal Court's moves against Sudan President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, refugees from the violence said Wednesday, lamenting the country they say is now beyond salvation.

Waiting on a verdictupdated: Sat Mar 07 2009 22:57:00

CNN's Phil Black is at a Darfur memorial in London, waiting word on whether Sudan's president will be arrested.

White House meets aid groups over Darfurupdated: Sat Mar 07 2009 06:16:00

Obama administration officials huddled at the White House Thursday night with non-governmental organizations currently operating in Darfur, after the Sudanese president announced that 13 aid groups must leave the country.

Sudan soldier: 'They told me to kill, to rape children'updated: Thu Mar 05 2009 12:02:00

I wanted to believe the man in front of me wasn't a rapist. I knew he was a former Sudanese soldier, I knew he wanted to talk about rape in Darfur. A humanitarian group working on Darfur issues had introduced him to us. They told us his testimony was important to hear.

U.N.: 15,000 flee southern Darfurupdated: Thu Feb 26 2009 18:40:00

Fighting has prompted thousands of people in the southern part of Sudan's Darfur region to seek security and shelter at a refugee camp in the northern part of the war-torn area, according to the United Nations.

U.S. begins Darfur supply flightsupdated: Thu Jan 15 2009 14:44:00

The U.S. Air Force has begun flying equipment into Darfur to support a United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission in the war-ravaged Sudanese province, the military announced Wednesday.

Stoves help keep Darfur's women out of harm's wayupdated: Fri Jan 02 2009 11:08:00

In Sudan's Darfur region, where violence and genocide are rampant, women risk their lives every day performing tasks as seemingly mundane as seeking out firewood.

Stoves for Darfurupdated: Fri Jan 02 2009 11:08:00

An American teenager gives fuel-efficient stoves to keep the women of Darfur safe. CNN's Betty Nguyen has his story. Darfur Refugee Camp Attackedupdated: Mon Aug 25 2008 15:00:00

Sudanese government forces attacked one of Darfur's largest refugee camps at dawn Monday, killing dozens of civilians, according to rebels and a witness in the camp UN Helicopter Hit by Gunfire in Darfurupdated: Mon Aug 11 2008 15:00:00

A helicopter used by the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur was hit by gunfire Monday and forced to return to its airfield

China revokes visa of Darfur activistupdated: Thu Aug 07 2008 21:07:00

Chinese officials have revoked the visa of former U.S. Olympic speed skater Joey Cheek, an action that has worried the White House.

Darfur troop mandate extendedupdated: Fri Aug 01 2008 01:04:00

The U.N. Security Council votes to extend the mandate for UN-African Union troops in Darfur. CNN's Richard Roth reports.

U.N. votes to extend mission in Darfurupdated: Fri Aug 01 2008 01:04:00

The United Nations Security Council Thursday passed a resolution to extend its peacekeeping mission in Darfur despite U.S. complaints about the resolution. Choosing Justice Over Peace in Darfur updated: Mon Jul 14 2008 14:00:00

War-crimes charges may hold Sudan's leader accountable, but it could make ending the conflict even more difficult Report: 5 Darfur Peacekeepers Killedupdated: Wed Jul 09 2008 11:00:00

Five peacekeepers from a joint U.N.-African Union force were killed and 17 were missing after their patrol was ambushed in northern Darfur

Q and A: Facts behind Darfurupdated: Mon Jun 30 2008 10:52:00

It's the scene of the world's worst humanitarian crisis, the biggest U.N. aid operation and the 21st century's first genocide -- yet the toxic blend of militants, rebels, bandits and government forces in Darfur is barely understood by the outside world. Here CNN answers the basic questions surrounding the violence-stricken region.

Crimes Denied in Darfurupdated: Mon Jun 30 2008 10:52:00

CNN's Nic Robertson reports from Sudan on the difficulties of finding those responsible for the carnage in Darfur.

Darfur diary: No end to the killingupdated: Mon Jun 30 2008 10:32:00

What surprised me the most about the aid camps is the sheer fortitude of the people. Fires burning down the flimsy straw shelters is a common occurrence here.

Darfur diary: Best of a bad situationupdated: Mon Jun 30 2008 10:23:00

The flight down wasn't too bad, a little bumpy, but it went up and came down just fine.

Darfur diary: Things are getting worseupdated: Mon Jun 30 2008 10:22:00

Over the next few days, as we waited for the government to decide whether or not to let us into Darfur, we did the rounds of aid agencies -- UNHCR, WFP, OCHA.

Darfur diary: Unreliable testimonyupdated: Mon Jun 30 2008 10:19:00

It wasn't like any Western press conference. No one interrupted the minister or the senior police officers.

Robertson: Darfur now a living hellupdated: Mon Jun 30 2008 10:11:00

Life for the millions of people in Darfur's aid camps is a living hell. Women are often raped while out collecting firewood and security is so bad aid trucks can't get through, resulting in food handouts being halved.

U.N. funding shortfall threatens Darfur air aidupdated: Tue Jun 10 2008 08:19:00

The U.N. World Food Program, the globe's largest humanitarian agency, is cutting back its air service in Sudan because a lack of funding has made it difficult to ferry aid workers to remote parts of Darfur and the southern part of the country, the agency said Tuesday. The cutback will affect the efforts of 14,000 aid workers, it added. UN Security Council Tours Darfurupdated: Thu Jun 05 2008 17:00:00

The U.N. Security Council got a firsthand look Thursday at the worsening conflict in Darfur, which has killed up to 300,000 people and forced 2.5 million to flee their homes First UN Peacekeeper Killed in Darfurupdated: Thu May 29 2008 16:40:00

The joint U.N.-African Union mission in Darfur says a Ugandan member of the force has been fatally shot

Attacks force U.N. to cut Darfur food reliefupdated: Thu Apr 17 2008 21:33:00

Attacks on its humanitarian convoys are forcing the U.N. World Food Programme to cut the rations it provides to millions of hungry people in Sudan's war-stricken Darfur region by about half, the agency said Thursday.

Global Day for Darfurupdated: Thu Apr 17 2008 21:33:00

Protesters around the world warn that the children of Darfur are becoming a lost generation. CNN's Emily Chang reports.

18 students arrested in Darfur protest at White Houseupdated: Sun Apr 13 2008 21:43:00

A group of student protesters were arrested Sunday after they called on President Bush to end the humanitarian crisis in Darfur, Sudan, and refused to leave the front gates of the White House.

U.N. report: Darfur attacks broke human rights lawupdated: Thu Mar 20 2008 17:59:00

Attacks in January and February by Sudanese forces on Darfur villagers are described in a U.N. report as "violations of international humanitarian and human rights law."

Kidnapped Chadian kids to go homeupdated: Thu Mar 13 2008 11:54:00

They marshaled presidents, sparked worldwide debate, and put an international peacekeeping force in jeopardy, but the biggest concern for more than 100 children stranded in an orphanage in remote eastern Chad is to return home.

Sudanese president: Media 'exaggerating' Darfur conflict updated: Tue Mar 11 2008 14:09:00

Sudanese President Omar el-Bashir on Tuesday accused the international media of "exaggerating" the situation in Darfur to detract from atrocities in Iraq, the Palestinian territories and Somalia. US Pushes for Darfur Deploymentupdated: Thu Mar 06 2008 11:35:00

The United States has called for a new initiative to get a 26,000-strong peacekeeping force on the ground in Darfur Spielberg Chided by Chinese Mediaupdated: Wed Feb 20 2008 13:00:00

Hollywood director Steven Spielberg's decision to quit the Beijing Olympics over the Darfur crisis is drawing condemnation by China's state-controlled media

China's link to Sudanupdated: Wed Feb 20 2008 08:53:00

ITN's Richard Pallot reports on the call for Chinese President Hu Jintao to take urgent action on Darfur.

U.N.: Armed elements blocking Darfur refugeesupdated: Fri Feb 15 2008 09:05:00

The U.N. refugee agency says "unknown armed elements" are thwarting its efforts to move Darfur refugees in eastern Chad from the "volatile border to camps."

New wave of Darfur refugees flees into Chadupdated: Wed Feb 13 2008 18:07:00

Fighting in the volatile Sudanese region of Darfur has sparked another wave of refugees into Chad and left a Red Cross employee dead, according to international agencies. George Clooney to U.N.: Can You Hear Me Now?updated: Fri Feb 01 2008 13:22:00

When George Clooney was nearly kept by the assembled countries from delivering his message on Darfur Thursday, the United Nations' recently appointed messenger of peace chose a more receptive audience: the press.

George Clooney's new roleupdated: Fri Feb 01 2008 01:45:00

CNN's Richard Roth sits down with actor George Clooney to talk about his work with the U.N. in Darfur.

Fortune: Olympic sponsors ignore Darfur protestupdated: Wed Nov 28 2007 12:19:00

Good citizens speak out when they see injustice. Can good corporate citizens be expected to do the same? Angelina Jolie Writes About Darfur for The Economistupdated: Tue Nov 13 2007 23:23:00

Angelina Jolie continues her call for justice in Darfur, writing an essay about the Sudanese region in an upcoming edition of The Economist. Charges Made in Darfur 'Adoptions'updated: Mon Oct 29 2007 09:55:00

Six officials of a French non-governmental organization were charged with attempted kidnapping, after trying to airlift 103 Sudanese children from neighboring Chad

Darfur peace talksupdated: Sun Oct 28 2007 20:02:00

CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva speaks with Jason Small of the U.S. State Department about the Darfur peace talks in Libya. Awaiting Darfur Peace in Parisupdated: Thu Oct 11 2007 13:40:00

Hopes are high that a peace conference later this month will lead to an end to the killing in Darfur. But a key rebel leader tells TIME why he won't be attending

Darfur peacekeepers attackedupdated: Tue Oct 02 2007 12:58:00

CNN's Phil Black reports on a deadly attack against peacekeepers in Darfur and what it means for the conflict. Carter, Tutu Urge Darfur Peace Dealupdated: Tue Oct 02 2007 12:00:00

A group of elder statesmen, including former President Carter and Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu, urged all sides in Darfur's bloodshed to reach a peace deal Who Was Behind the Darfur Raid? updated: Mon Oct 01 2007 16:00:00

Analysis: African peacekeepers appear to have been killed not by those accused of genocide, but by those claiming to fight on behalf of the victims

Celebrities who share themselves to help othersupdated: Mon Oct 01 2007 11:07:00

From the humanitarian crisis in Darfur to art therapy and literacy programs, find out about the favorite charitable organizations and causes of some of Hollywood's biggest names.

African peacekeepers killedupdated: Mon Oct 01 2007 08:02:00

The African Union says at least a dozen of it's peacekeepers have been killed in Darfur.

U.N. condemns deadly Darfur attackupdated: Mon Oct 01 2007 08:02:00

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed outrage after rebels killed at least 10 African Union soldiers in an unprecented attack on a peacekeeping base in the troubled Sudanese region of Darfur.

Darfur rebels attack base, kill 10 peacekeepersupdated: Sun Sep 30 2007 17:42:00

A group of rebels stormed an African Union peacekeeping base in Sudan's Darfur region, killing 10 personnel from the AU mission and wounding several more, a U.N. spokeswoman said Sunday.

Solar lifeline saves Darfur womenupdated: Mon Sep 17 2007 13:12:00

For the 2.5 million people who have fled the four-year conflict in war-torn Darfur, refugee camps in eastern Chad hold the promise of a safe haven.

Darfur peace talks to resume in Libyaupdated: Thu Sep 06 2007 02:00:00

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir said Thursday that new peace talks to end the four-year conflict in Darfur will start October 27 in Libya.

U.N. chief urges all Sudanese to support end to Darfur conflictupdated: Mon Sep 03 2007 22:03:00

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday that time was critical and the Sudanese government's cooperation "essential" to successfully deploying a new peacekeeping force in war-torn Darfur.

U.N. to press for rapid deployment of Darfur peacekeeping forceupdated: Mon Sep 03 2007 02:42:00

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will press for speedy deployment of a 26,000-strong peacekeeping force in Darfur and a quick start to new peace talks to end the four-year conflict there during his visit to Sudan starting Monday.

Sudan 'breaks Darfur arms embargo'updated: Fri Aug 24 2007 07:01:00

A human rights group said Thursday that Sudan's government continues to violate a U.N. arms embargo in Darfur and urged the United Nations to give its planned peacekeeping force for the region the authority to confiscate weapons from combatants.

U.N. accuses Sudan militia of mass abduction and rapeupdated: Mon Aug 20 2007 21:13:00

The United Nations' human rights office on Tuesday accused forces allied with Sudan's government of mass abduction and rape of women and girls in Darfur, acts it said could constitute war crimes.

Israel turns away Darfur refugeesupdated: Sun Aug 19 2007 01:00:00

Israel on Sunday rejected 50 Africans -- most of them reportedly from Sudan's Darfur region -- who had illegally entered the country from Egypt, a government official said. Mia Farrow Leads Darfur Torch Relayupdated: Thu Aug 16 2007 12:00:00

Mia Farrow joined genocide survivors in a torch-lighting ceremony Wednesday at a Rwandan school where thousands died in a 100-day frenzy of killings in 1994

Fortune: A Khartoum boom, courtesy of Chinaupdated: Sun Aug 05 2007 23:34:00

Late last year Adam Ibrahim Ali and his two teenage sons fled their ravaged village in Darfur and headed for Sudan's capital, Khartoum, riding on trucks and walking for days under the blistering desert sun. When they arrived in this dusty city on the Nile, Ali fashioned a small mud shelter on the riverbank and hung up his most cherished possession, a small transistor radio.

Uncertainties for Darfurupdated: Wed Aug 01 2007 03:48:00

Uncertainties for Darfur

Prime Minister Brown on Iraqupdated: Tue Jul 31 2007 23:48:00

Prime Minister Brown on Iraq

U.N. triples Darfur peacekeepersupdated: Tue Jul 31 2007 23:48:00

The U.N. Security Council has more than tripled an existing African Union-led force for the Sudanese province of Darfur by authorizing a 26,000-member peacekeeping mission. U.N. Darfur Force Aims for Cease-Fireupdated: Tue Jul 31 2007 18:00:00

The U.N. approved a mission to stop the killing, but the plan can succeed only if combatants reach a political settlement Lake Discovery Could Help Darfurupdated: Wed Jul 18 2007 16:30:00

Scientists have discovered the underground remnants of an ancient lake in Sudan's arid Darfur region, offering hope of tapping a precious resource and easing water scarcity U.N: Efforts on Darfur Increasingupdated: Wed Jul 18 2007 12:45:00

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told President Bush on Tuesday the United Nations is speeding up efforts to find a political solution to the four-year conflict in Darfur that has killed more than 200,000 people Rice Issues Warning on Darfurupdated: Mon Jun 25 2007 05:05:00

The world has fallen down on the job of ending the violence in Sudan's Darfur region, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Sunday Targeting the Olympic 'Sweatshops'updated: Tue Jun 19 2007 01:15:00

Activists are using the Games to prod Beijing to reform. Will it pay off? Will Sanctions End the Darfur Killing?updated: Thu May 31 2007 09:40:00

Washington has done more than any other power to end the crisis, but theU.S. has little direct leverage over Sudan

Your e-mails: Will U.S. sanctions on Sudan work?updated: Wed May 30 2007 11:54:00

President Bush imposed new sanctions this week against the Sudanese government for its refusal to stop violence against civilians in Darfur. The sanctions are aimed at 31 companies owned or controlled by the Sudanese government, banning them from doing business with the United States or U.S. companies.

U.S. imposes new sanctions against Sudanupdated: Tue May 29 2007 09:00:00

President Bush imposed new sanctions Tuesday against the Sudanese government in reaction to the violence in Darfur, preventing 31 companies and three people from doing business in the United States or with U.S. companies.

China anger over Darfur criticismupdated: Fri May 18 2007 22:30:00

China on Friday rejected growing criticism it is not wielding its influence with Sudan to stop bloodshed in the Darfur region and said attempts to use the conflict to politicize Beijing's Olympic Games will fail.

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