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

Chinese bullets killed our staff in Darfur, says UN

China is trying to block a United Nations report which says that more than a dozen types of Chinese bullet have been used against peacekeepers in Darfur. The UN says 300,000 people have died and at least 2.6 million driven from their homes since ethnic tensions erupted in the province of western Sudan in 2003.

Wanted by the Hague for genocide... and by William Hague as a trading partner

Government demonstrates new foreign policy ethos by welcoming business delegation from Sudan

Sudan says troops kill hundreds of Darfur rebels

The Sudanese army said it inflicted a series of defeats on Darfur's most powerful rebel group, killing and capturing hundreds in a series of clashes over the past few days.

Darfur genocide charges for Sudan's President

The International Criminal Court (ICC) yesterday charged Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir with three counts of genocide in Darfur – a move that piled further diplomatic pressure on his isolated regime and marked the first time the tribunal had issued genocide charges.

Gunmen shoot UN peacekeepers in Darfur

armed men killed three Rwandan peacekeepers in Sudan's Darfur region yesterday in the latest assault on members of the UN/African Union (Unamid) force operating in the area.

Darfur records its bloodiest month

Almost 600 people died in rebel and tribal fighting in Sudan's Darfur region in May, the bloodiest month the territory has seen in more than two years, the UN said.

Darfuri teenager killed himself after being told – wrongly – of deportation

The prospect of certain torture in Sudan was too much for Abdullah Idris, but serious failings in Britain led to his death

War Games: The Story of Aid and War in Modern Times, By Linda Polman

How our charity can have unintended consequences

Darfur clash kills 57 officers

Darfur's strongest rebel group clashed with Sudanese government forces guarding a convoy, sparking a gunfight that killed 57 officers and insurgents, police said.

Troops fire on Ponzi protesters in Darfur

Sudanese security forces opened fire on hundreds of protesters demonstrating against a collapsed investment scheme in the strife-torn Darfur region.

Sudan goes to the polls but the result is already certain

The people have waited two decades to vote but tomorrow's election is a sham. Daniel Howden reports from Juba

Sudan fears return to violence as election plans lie in tatters

War crimes suspect faces clear run for re-election to presidency after opposition boycott

Sudan's president threatens to expel foreign observers

Sudan's president threatened to expel foreign observers over their recommendations to delay the country's first multiparty elections in decades due in April.

Darfur rebel group declares ceasefire

Darfur's most powerful rebel group has agreed a truce with the Sudanese government, marking a return to peace talks aimed at ending the Darfur conflict.

Leading article: Hope at last for Sudan

For the last seven years, Sudan has intermittently been at the centre of world attention for all the worst reasons – as the scene of large-scale ethnic cleansing in the western Darfur region, while an unrelated, but often no less vicious, separatist conflict raged in the South.

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