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Darfur rebels sign truce deal with Sudan

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

How computer games discovered virtuous reality

Grand Theft Auto, Super Mario, Halo III... You may think the video games industry is all about big bucks, but you'd be wrong. These days, it's trying to make the world a better place, too. Tom Chatfield reports

Saved from the death squads: Darfuris given asylum in UK

Government backtracks after refugee was executed on his return to Sudan

US brings Sudan in from the cold

Obama to begin dialogue with Khartoum, but wider sanctions will stay in place

Kidnapped aid worker flies home after trauma of mock executions

Irish aid worker Sharon Commins arrived back in Dublin last night, free at last after three and a half months as a hostage of bandits in the mountains of Darfur, in western Sudan.

Two kidnapped Darfur aid workers freed

Two kidnapped aid workers from the Irish agency Goal were released today in Sudan's troubled Darfur region after more than 100 days in captivity, a government official said.

Darfur: A deadly new chapter

Africa's most feared rebel army arrives in region, threatening to reignite the conflict

War in Darfur is finished, claims UN commander

Nigerian general suggests only one rebel group is still capable of military attacks

Ed Husain: Where is the Muslim anger over Darfur?

Are they the 'wrong' kind of Muslims if they self-identify as black African instead of Arab?

Sudan talks with Darfur rebels adjourned without deal

Talks between Sudan's government and a Darfur rebel group have been adjourned without agreement, both sides said today, blaming each other for the impasse.

I'm innocent, insists the world's most wanted man

Sudan's ruler stands accused of being the architect of Darfur's suffering. But the blame lies elsewhere, he tells Katherine Butler

New Darfur crisis looms as Bashir digs in on aid

Workers fear catastrophe without help of international agencies during rain season

Tess Finch-Lees: No, Darfur hasn't been 'solved', whatever the media suggest

A the risk of incurring a "feckwa" from Sir Bob, I have always been sceptical about celebrities and the Africa bandwagon. But, all credit should go to actress Mia Farrow. A fortnight ago she embarked on a hunger strike as "an expression of personal outrage" at the world's abandonment of Darfur. Yesterday, on the advice of her doctor, she quit. Now Richard Branson has taken up the baton.

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