Category: Central Darfur State

Sudanese army, rebels resume fighting in Darfur’s Jebel Marra

June 12, 2018 (ZALINGEI) – On Tuesday, violent clashes broke out between Sudanese government forces and fighters of the Sudan Liberation Movement-Abdel Wahid al-Nur (SLM-AW) in the Central Darfur State, forcing thousands of civilians to flee their villages.
A Sudanese official told Sudan Tribune that SLM-AW fighters recently regained control of several positions in Jebel Kali and Badia areas, adding this development forced the Sudanese army to mobilize more than 2,000 troops including the (…)


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Central Darfur governor denies continued clashes in Jebel Marra

June 4, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The government of Central Darfur has stressed the security situation is stable across the state particularly in Jebel Marra area, denying rebel reports about continued fighting in the area.
Since last March, reports emerged from Central Darfur state about the resumption of clashes between the government’s forces and the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM-AW) led by Abdel-Wahid al-Nur which is not part of the regional and international efforts to end the 15-year (…)


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Darfur lawyers call for international pressures to protect displaced persons

May 24, 2018 (KHARTOUM) -The Darfur Bar Association (DBA) Thursday called on the international community to press Sudanese government to abide by its commitments and to cease attacks on displaced persons in Darfur.
In a statement released on Thursday, the civil society group of Darfur lawyers strongly condemned the recent three attacks on IDPs camps in Central Darfur by the Sudanese government forces.
We “call on the international community, especially the United Nations, the Security (…)


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Sudan military, rebels clash in Jebel Marra: statement

May 24, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudan Liberation Movement -Abdel Wahid (SLM-AW) said they repelled a fresh government attack on their positions in the southern part of Jebel Marra area in Central Darfur state.
In a statement extended to Sudan Tribune, the SLM-AW said the fighting, which took place in Kara Gobo area, lasted for 18 hours on Wednesday and resumed on Thursday for six hours.
The rebel group said they killed 37 government forces, adding that 82 Land Curser vehicles, an Antonov (…)


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UNAMID says concerned by attacks on IDPs camps in C. Darfur

May 25, 2018 (EL-FASHER) – Darfur hybrid peacekeeping operation (UNAMID) Thursday said deeply concerned by the recent surge of attacks on internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps in Central Darfur state.
The attacks which are a consequence of the increased fighting in the mountainous area of Jebel Marra took place in three sites including Khamsa Dagaig, Ardayba and Jedda IDP camps between 21 and 23 May 2018.
Four civilians were reportedly killed and dozens wounded by the government (…)


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Sudan defence ministry admits clashes in C. Darfur

May 21, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese Ministry of Defense Monday acknowledged the outbreak of fighting in Jebel Marra in Darfur with “sleeper cells” of the Sudan Liberation Movement – Abdel Wahid (SLM-AW) for the first time since the beginning of clashes last March.
“The recent skirmishes of the security forces (in Jebel Marra) were with the sleeper cells of Abdel Wahid al-Nur and the mercenaries who rob the shepherds,” said the Minister of State for Defence Ali Mohamed Salim in a (…)


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Central Darfur dismisses reports about displacements in Jebel Marra

May 21, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The government of Central Darfur State has denied reports about a new wave of displacement in Jebel Marra due to recent clashes between government forces and Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM-AW) led by Abdel-Wahid al-Nur describing it as “baseless claims”.
Fighters of the SLM-AW, which does not commit itself to a cessation of hostilities, since last March have clashed with the government forces in several positions of the mountainous area.
The UN Secretary-General in (…)


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One displaced woman killed by Sudanese militia in C. Darfur camp

May 21, 2018 (ZALINGEI) – One woman was killed and two others injured by the government militia Rapid Support Forces (RSF) at Khams Dagaig camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Central Darfur State capital, Zalingei on Monday.
Member of the IDPs and Refugees Association Idris Salih told Sudan Tribune that 5 four-wheel-drive Land Cruiser vehicles carrying RSF fighters attempted to enter the camp but the IDPs prevented them.
He added the RSF fighters opened fire at the IDPs (…)


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There were no large-scale fighting in Darfur’s Jebel Marra, says UN report

May 10, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Darfur hybrid peacekeeping force has reported low-scale skirmishes in Jebel Marra area between the government forces and the fighters of the Sudan Liberation Movement – Abdel Wahid al-Nur (SLM-AW).
In a report covering the security situation in Darfur for the period from 16 February to 15 April 2018, the UNAMID minimised the clashes in the mountainous area in Central Darfur state and underscored that the security situation remains generally stable with the dry (…)


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Central Darfur begins to plan voluntary return villages: minister

April 6, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The government of Central Darfur State has embarked on planning the villages of the voluntary return, said the state’s Minister of Urban Planning Muddather Adam
He told the semi-official Sudan Media Center (SMC) that every village would be fully planned, saying the government has earmarked 2 billion Sudanese pounds to meet the needs of the voluntary return villages.
According to Adam, a higher committee chaired by the Central Darfur government has been set up to (…)


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Chinese peacemakers arrive in Jebel Marra: UNAMID

March 27, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) on Monday said a convoy transporting Chinese peacekeepers has arrived in Golo, Jebel Marra.
In June 2017, the UN Security Council extended the UNAMID mandate for another year and redefined its mandate to play a double role.
In Jebel Marra, the force has to continue to protect civilians and ensure the delivery of emergency relief. In the other areas of Darfur, the mission has to focus on stabilising the (…)


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Fresh clashes erupt between Sudan army, SLM-AW in Jebel Marra

March 23, 2018 (KHARTOUM) A new round of clashes has erupted between the Sudanese army and the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM-AW) led by Abdel-Wahid al-Nur in Jebel Marra area.
In a statement extended to Sudan Tribune Friday, SLM-AW spokesperson Mohamed Abdel-Rahman al-Nayer accused the government forces of attacking their positions in Jebel Marra.
He said the Movement fighters have clashed with government forces on Wednesday and Thursday in Fina, Dalo and Dowa areas of Jebel Marra in (…)


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Central Darfur closes roads leading to Golo area: governor

March 19, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Governor of Central Darfur State Ga’afar Abdel-Hakam said they closed some roads in Golo and Nirtiti areas to prevent what he described as “criminal activities” carried out by the Sudan Liberation Movement led by Abdel-Wahid al-Nur (SLM-AW).
Speaking during a meeting with a delegation from the U.S. embassy in Khartoum led by the head of the political section Alice Payne, Abdel-Hakam claimed the SLM-AW elements stole cattle from some shepherds during the last (…)


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Sudan to demobilize 6500 former combatants in 2018

March 14, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan Disarmament, Demobilization and. Reintegration Commission (SDDRC) Wednesday said it plans to demobilize 6500 ex-combatants from the various former rebel groups in the country.
SDDRC Commissioner further said the demobilization exercises will continue until 2020 and projects to demobilize and integrate over 40,000 combatants.
Salah Eltayeb Awad met on Wednesday with a delegation from the Central Darfur Legislative Council and briefed them about the (…)


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UNAMID starts building new base in Jebel Marra

February 19, 2018 (KHARTOUM) The hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) on Monday has circulated photos of preliminary establishments at its new base in Golo area, Central Darfur State.
In June 2017, the UN Security Council extended the UNAMID mandate for another year and redefined its mandate to play a double role.
In Jebel Marra, the force has to continue to protect civilians and ensure the delivery of emergency relief. In the other areas of Darfur, the mission has to focus on (…)


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Security meeting for three Darfur states to be held next month: governor

February 18, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Governor of Central Darfur State Ja’afar Abdel-Hakam Sunday said a security forum bringing together security committees of North, South and Central Darfur would be held in Nertiti area of Jebel Marra next month.
Following his meeting with the Vice-President Hassabo Abdel-Rahman in Khartoum, Abdel-Hakam said the former would attend the forum which will discuss security issues and the positive impact of the disarmament campaign in the region.
He pointed out (…)


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Sudanese security accused of arresting six IDPs in Central Darfur

January 7, 2018 (ZALINGEI) – The Sudanese security service arrested six internally displaced people in Nertiti camp 100 km east of the Central Darfur state capital Zalingei, an IDPs representative said on Sunday. Hussein Abu Sharati, a spokesperson of Darfur IDPs told Sudan Tribune that members of the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) in Nertiti locality took six of the camp’s IDPs to the local security buildings without explanation.
Abu Shrati added that the security (…)


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Growing numbers of IDPs return to Jebel Marra: official

December 29, 2017 (KHARTOUM) – The government of Central Darfur State on Friday said increasing numbers of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) have returned to their home areas especially in Jebel Marra following the successful implementation of the disarmament campaign.
The semi-official Sudan Media Center (SMC) quoted the humanitarian aid commissioner in the Central Darfur State Ismail Adam as saying the collection of illicit weapons has accelerated the return of the IDPs and stability (…)


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