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Gunmen kill Darfur aid worker

Armed men have shot dead a Sudanese worker for a Canadian aid group in Darfur in the latest of a string of attacks on international organisations in Sudan's violent west, his employer said today.

Sent back by Britain. Executed in Darfur

Failed asylum-seeker followed home from airport and shot by Sudan security officials

EU peacekeeping mission ends amid growing fears over Darfur

Refugees near border of Chad-Sudan rely on foreign forces for their safety

Humanitarian crisis looms in Darfur, say aid workers

Thousands of children on feeding programmes face starvation, patients awaiting surgery have been left in doctorless wards and 90,000 refugees are now defenceless against a deadly meningitis outbreak in a single camp in Darfur, say international aid workers expelled from Sudan.

Defiant Bashir exacts revenge on aid groups

Omar al-Bashir, the Sudanese President who has been indicted by the International Criminal Court on war crimes charges and crimes against humanity, denounced the tribunal, the United Nations and aid agencies as part of a new "colonialism".

Mark Steel: You can't be impartial about aid

THE BBC is right. If they broadcast that appeal for aid to be sent to Gaza it would be taking sides. The Israeli Defence force could legitimately say "We've gone to enormous lengths to kill people, then you go and help keep them alive. How do you square that with your remit to be neutral?"

No Time to Think, By Howard Rosenberg and Charles S Feldman

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Simon Calder: Cuba as risky as Darfur? Don't make me laugh

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The translator, By Daoud Hari

Heroism and little miracles amid the barbarity of Darfur

Sudan hijackers free passengers but hold crew

The hijackers of a Sudanese plane that was forced to land in Libya freed all the passengers on Wednesday but still held six crew members, Libya's aviation authority said.

Passenger plane hijacked after leaving Darfur

A Sudanese passenger plane was hijacked last night after leaving Darfur and forced to land in Libya.

Dozens killed as Sudanese soldiers attack Darfur camp

Dozens of people were killed and more than a hundred injured during an attack by Sudanese armed forces on a camp for displaced people in Darfur.

Joey Cheek: The Olympics are about so much more than sport

There has been a reasonable amount of coverage of Darfur during these Olympic Games. But I would love to see even more athletes involved in speaking out about what they believe in. The problem is that even if there was an athlete that wanted to speak out on issues of human rights, he might be silenced by whatever IOC official is mediating that press event, with a bogus explanation that is my biggest problem with these Olympics: the idea that the Games are only about sport.

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