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It is a plaster that cannot heal the region's perpetual turmoil

Photography book review: Fragments of Darfur, By Nektarios Markogiannis

The conflict in the Darfur region of Sudan, which began in the 1980s, is thought to have claimed the lives of around 300,000 people from the combined effects of war, hunger and disease.

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These games want to change attitudes and make a difference in the real world. But are sims about Darfur too much of a stretch?

UK Border Agency slams decision on child rapist deportation

The UK Border Agency has reacted with fury to a court ruling allowing a Sudanese asylum seeker who raped a 12-year-old girl to remain in Britain.

British hostage Patrick Noonan freed in Sudan

A British aid worker has been released almost three months after being kidnapped by an armed gang in Sudan.

Ibrahim in 2009: he had supported the Islamist take-over in Sudan

Dr Khalil Ibrahim: Leader of the Darfur rebels in Sudan

Khalil Ibrahim, who died on 24 December, was the leader of the main Darfur rebel group in Sudan.

Sudanese army says it has killed Darfur leader

The leader of Darfur's main rebel group, Khalil Ibrahim, was killed in fighting early yesterday west of the capital Khartoum, the Sudanese army has announced.

Khalil Ibrahim was killed during fighting west of capital Khartoum

Darfur rebel group leader killed

The Sudanese army said it killed the leader of the main Darfur rebel group in fighting today and touted his death as a key victory.

We are ready to take Khartoum, say militias allied to South Sudan

A day after losing one-third of its territory to the newly independent South Sudan, the government of Omar al-Bashir is facing a new threat from rebels in the Nuba Mountains who have vowed to "march on Khartoum".

Anger as China hosts 'fugitive' leader of Sudan

Sudan's president Omar al-Bashir arrives in Beijing this week, drawing the ire of human rights groups who have attacked China for playing host to the war crimes-indicted leader.

Khartoum accused of new wave of Darfur-style ethnic cleansing

A Darfur-style crisis is unfolding on the border between north and south Sudan, aid workers have warned, with large-scale ethnic cleansing and bombing of civilians sparking a humanitarian alert.

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Darfur integral to better US-Sudan ties, says Kerry

US Senator John Kerry says Sudan's northern government will win quick US incentives if an independence referendum in the south goes smoothly, but further improvement of ties will depend on progress toward peace in the separate conflict in Darfur.

A failed state before it's born? Inside the capital of the world's next nation

As South Sudan heads for independence, Daniel Howden discovers a disturbing disparity between hope and reality

Sudan: Troops kill 40 Darfur rebels

Sudanese government troops have killed at least 40 rebels and wounded many more in a new offensive in the country's troubled Darfur region, a military spokesman was quoted as saying.

Kidnappers seize Latvian UN pilots

Three Latvian helicopter crewmen contracted to the UN World Food Programme were kidnapped in the South Darfur capital Nyala, a spokesman said yesterday.

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