The Darfur Consortium

. . .

Darfur in the News

U.S. and European Media

July 17, 2023

Associated Press: U.N. Chief Urges Darfur Action This Week. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the U.N. Security Council on Monday to authorize a 26,000-strong peacekeeping force for Darfur this week and called for a faster timetable to get troops on the ground and combatants to the peace table. A draft resolution circulated last week by Britain, France and Ghana that would approve the ''hybrid'' African Union-United Nations force has run into strong opposition from some council members and Sudan. The draft threatens ''further measures'' against combatants who obstruct peace efforts and raises other humanitarian and political issues. South Africa's U.N. Ambassador Dumisani Kumalo called the draft ''totally unacceptable,'' accusing the sponsors of throwing in everything -- ''the sink, the kitchen.'' Sudan's U.N. Ambassador Abdalmahmood Abdalhaleem Mohamad said the resolution should be ''more Sudan friendly'' and drop ''irrelevant'' and ''alien'' issues like the threat of ''other measures,'' which usually means sanctions. Ban sidestepped the differences over the draft, telling reporters ''I sincerely hope the Security Council will take the necessary action within this week.'' The secretary-general said he has been told that several hundred international troops will be ready to deploy to Darfur by October. ''I'll push for September,'' he said. ''Above all we must remember that a peacekeeping force is only a first step,'' he said. ''It must be accompanied by an enduring political agreement, and any political agreement must in turn be followed by development programs that go to the root causes of the conflict. Otherwise there can be no lasting solutions.''

Reuters: Fountain In Geneva to Be Lit Red For Darfur. Geneva's landmark Jet d'Eau (Water Fountain) will be lit up in red for several hours on Tuesday to draw attention to the bloodshed in Sudan's Darfur region, the city's mayor said on Monday. The centre-left city council took the decision following a proposal from an international lawyers' group, TRIAL, which campaigns for political leaders accused of genocide and other crimes against humanity to be brought to justice. "We believe this action will prick some consciences and help break the silence around the drama in Darfur," Mayor Patrice Mugny said. "We hope that other major European cities will do something similar." The Jet d'Eau, on an artificial promontory in Lake Geneva, has been a feature of the city skyline since 1891 and is illuminated after dark. It rises about 140 meters and is visible from the nearby Alps and Jura mountains. Geneva, home to the European headquarters of the United Nations, the offices of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights and the U.N. Human Rights Council, is often dubbed the world human rights capital.


The Darfur Daily News is a service of the Save Darfur Coalition.  To subscribe to the Daily News, please email [email protected]. For media inquiries, please contact  Ashley Roberts  at (202) 478-6181, or [email protected].

African Voices
Join the Darfur Consortium


Action Professionals Association for the People

Aegis Trust Rwanda

African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies

African Center for Development

African Center for Justice and Peace Studies

Africa Internally Displaced Persons Voice (Africa IDP Voice)

African Security Dialogue and Research (ASDR)

African Women's Development and Communications Network (FEMNET)

The Ahueni Foundation

Alliances for Africa

Amman Centre for Human Rights Studies

Andalus Institute for Tolerance

Anti-Slavery International

Arab Coalition for Darfur

Arab Program for Human Rights Activists

Association Africaine de Defense des Droits de l'Homme (ASADHO)

Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies

Centre for Minority Rights Development (CEMIRIDE)

Centre for Research Education and Development of Freedom of Expression and Associated Rights (CREDO)

Citizens for Global Solutions

Conscience International

Conseil National Pour les Libertés en Tunisie

Darfur Alert Coalition (DAC)

Darfur Centre for Human Rights and Development

Darfur Leaders Network (DLN)

Darfur Reconciliation and Development Organization (DRDO)

Darfur Relief and Documentation Centre

East Africa Law Society

Egyptian Organization for Human Rights

Femmes Africa Solidarité

La Fédération Internationale des Droits de l'Homme (FIDH)

Forum of African Affairs (FOAA)

Human Rights First

Human Rights Institute of South Africa (HURISA)

Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa

Institute for Security Studies

Inter-African Union for Human Rights (UIDH)


International Commission of Jurists (ICJ Kenya)

International Refugee Rights Initiative

Justice Africa

Justice and Peace Commission

Lawyers for Human Rights

Lebanese Association for Democratic Elections

Legal Resources Consortium-Nigeria

Ligue Tunisienne des Droits de l'Homme

Makumira University College, Tumaini University

Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA)

Minority Rights Group

National Association of Seadogs

Never Again International

Open Society Justice Initiative

Pan-African Movement

Rencontre Africaine Pour la Defense des Droits de l'Homme (RADDHO)

Sierra Leone STAND Chapter

Sisters' Arabic Forum for Human Rights (SAF)

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP)

Sudan Organization Against Torture (SOAT)

Syrian Organization for Human Rights

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC)

Universal Human Rights Network


Women Initiative Nigeria (WIN)

©2007 Darfur Consortium. Design by Deirdre Reznik