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Darfur in the News

U.S. and European media

May 19 , 2008

Not on my watch, but whose?  19/05-2008 11:36  (Boston Globe)
I GLANCED up the street and, glory hallelujah, the lawn sign that had been on my neighbor's front yard for the last two years was gone. I walk my dog in that direction at least once a day and had often chosen a different route just to avoid seeing the green and white announcement: Not on Our Watch.

- Lakers' Newble opens NBA eyes to Darfur  19/05-2008 02:39  (Los Angeles Times)
The faces haunt Ira Newble, their silent anguish sometimes drowning out the joyous noise of a Staples Center crowd, their looming presence a jarring reminder that genuine do-or-die struggles in life don't occur on a basketball court.

AU Optimistic on Chad - Sudan Relations After Talks  18/05-2008 17:47  (The New York Times)
Filed at 4:57 p.m. ET KHARTOUM (Reuters) - The new head of the African Union said on Sunday he was optimistic tensions between Chad and Sudan would ease, after holding talks in both countries.

Darfur rebels challenge Khartoum to talks or war  18/05-2008 10:25  (Washington Post)
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Khartoum must sit down to Darfur peace talks by the end of the year or face all-out war, the leader of the rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) who launched an unprecedented attack on the capital this month said.

Sudan opposition head: rebel assault may spur more violence  17/05-2008 19:46  (The New York Times)
Filed at 7:03 p.m. ET KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) -- The leader of Sudan's main opposition party said Saturday that a recent attack on the capital by Darfur rebels may encourage other disgruntled Sudanese to rise up against the government.

UN rushes assessment team to Sudan fighting spot  17/05-2008 17:40  (Yahoo! Canada)
0 The extent of the destruction in the town of Abyei -- an impoverished settlement in the heart of a contested district on the border between north and south -- is not clear and the UN had previously evacuated all civilian staff.

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