The Darfur Consortium

. . .

Darfur in the News

U.S. and European media

February 24, 2023

BBC: Will peace return to Darfur?  With the signing of a ceasefire agreement between the Justice and Equality Movement and Sudan's president, the BBC's James Copnall considers if Darfur will find real peace.

: Darfur groups seek common position
.  A number of Darfur's armed groups have begun informal talks in Qatar, attempting to find a common platform to engage the Sudanese government in a move towards ending the seven-year conflict.Discussions were under way on Wednesday between the Justice Equality Movement (Jem) and some of the smaller Darfur factions, a day after Jem signed a ceasefire deal with the government.

Business Week: Sudan's Bashir Inks Ceasefire Deal With Darfur Rebels.  Sudanese President Umar al-Bashir today signed a cease-fire agreement with the Justice and Equality Movement, one of the main armed rebel groups in Sudan's western region of Darfur.  The agreement is a "big step" toward ending the conflict in Darfur, Bashir said at the signing ceremony in Doha, the capital of Qatar, which has hosted months of talks between the two sides. The energy-rich Gulf emirate plans to give $1 billion in aid for the region, Qatar's emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al- Thani said at the ceremony.

Sudan Tribune
: Arab League investors pledge to launch projects in South Sudan
.  A conference backed by the Arab League kicked off today in Juba, the capital of the semi-autonomous South Sudan region. The Arab Conference on the Investment and Development in South Sudan committed to investment in development and priority projects presented by the Southern government, state media reported.  A large delegation of Arab investors and business representatives had arrived in Khartoum on Monday before traveling to Juba. The number of Arab participants is supposed to reach around 100. Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa said Monday in Khartoum that the pan-Arab organization would actively contribute to the investment conference, the Kuwait News Agency reported.

Reuters: China-fuelled phone boom reaches Darfur's camps.  Sudan, like most African countries, has seen a massive expansion in its telecoms industry in recent years, focused on its main towns and cities.  Now, a combination of cheap Chinese imports and demand from an influx international peacekeepers, itinerant businessmen and aid workers has pushed the market on into a much wilder area, Sudan's strife-torn Darfur.

he 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

Sudanese Voices


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