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Darfur in the News

U.S. and European Media

January 22 , 2008

Ailing George Clooney cuts Darfur trip short 22/01-2008 08:40 (Reuters)
(Reuters) - George Clooney cut short his first trip as a U.N. 'messenger of peace' and flew home from Darfur after falling ill, U.N. sources said on Tuesday.

Sudan s President Defends Accused Militia Leader 21/01-2008 22:36 (The New York Times)
ISTANBUL President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan on Monday defended a government appointment for an Arab sheik accused of leading a militia that helped the government suppress a rebel movement in the Darfur region, leading to 200,000 deaths.

Darfur rebels say they downed government plane 21/01-2008 12:18 (Washington Post)
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Darfur rebels said on Monday they had shot down a government plane bombing their areas in West Darfur, but Sudan's army denied the claim, the first from the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) this year.

Sudan Gives Adviser Role to Militia Leader 20/01-2008 23:13 (The New York Times)
KHARTOUM, Sudan (Reuters) Sudan has appointed Musa Hilal, a leader of the Arab militia known as the janjaweed, to a central government position. The move was condemned by international human rights advocates.

Cambodian police block Mia Farrow's Darfur rally 20/01-2008 00:32 (Washington Post)
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Baton-wielding police barred Hollywood actress Mia Farrow from holding a rally in Cambodia's "Killing Fields" on Sunday as part of a campaign to end atrocities in Sudan's Darfur.

Mia Farrow Confronts Cambodian Police 19/01-2008 23:49 (Washington Post)
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- Cambodian police blocked Mia Farrow from holding a genocide memorial ceremony Sunday at a Khmer Rouge prison, at one point forcefully pushing her group away from a barricade.

Chad rebels say destroyed army helicopter gunship 19/01-2008 20:10 (Yahoo! UK and Ireland)
N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Chad's rebels said on Saturday they had shot down an army helicopter gunship which attacked their positions in the east of the landlocked central African country, near the border with Sudan's Darfur region.

Intervention, Hailed as a Concept, Is Shunned in Practice 19/01-2008 19:51 (The New York Times)
Three years after the United Nations adopted a groundbreaking resolution to help it intervene to stop genocide, even longtime supporters of the rule acknowledge that it has not helped the organization end the violence in Darfur.

U.N.-AU envoys challenge Sudan parties to Darfur talks 19/01-2008 12:31 (Washington Post)
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - U.N. and African Union envoys urged the parties to Sudan's Darfur conflict on Saturday to attend peace talks after rebel divisions and boycotts stalled progress towards negotiations.

George Clooney Named U.N. Peace Envoy 19/01-2008 02:59 (Washington Post)
UNITED NATIONS -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon designated George Clooney as a U.N. 'messenger of peace' Friday to promote the world body's activities, especially in its far-flung peacekeeping missions





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