Darfur: A Sudanese political delegation will meet representatives of armed groups battling Khartoum to try to secure their participation in national dialogue talks, African Union chief mediator Thabo Mbeki said Wednesday.
Fresh reports of atrocities in war-torn South Sudan emerged on Wednesday as negotiators tried to break a deadlock in talks in Ethiopia.
Nine Ugandan soldiers have been killed and 12 others wounded during a month fighting in South Sudan, the army said on Tuesday.
United Nations reported heavy fighting on Wednesday for the South Sudan town of Malakal and dozens of people who sought refuge in the UN camp had been wounded.
Thousands of people continue to flee the South Sudanese city of Bentiu amid fears of a major government offensive to recapture the town from rebels.
South Sudanese rebels turned down on Wednesday a government plan to end a dispute over detainees and unblock peace talks.
UN officials warned on Tuesday that the ethnic killings being carried out in South Sudan could amount to war crimes or crimes against humanity punishable under international law.
South Sudan rebels battling government forces rejected peace efforts on Thursday as the region scrambled to prevent world`s youngest state from collapsing.
Sudanese rebels on Sunday struck a town near the border of troubled South Kordofan state, where witnesses confirmed fighting was under way.
Sudanese rebels on Saturday admitted shelling the state capital of troubled South Kordofan but said they were not targeting a UN base where a peacekeeper was killed.
The shelling took place close to the border with South Sudan, which seceded in 2011.
Three civilians with a joint
United Nations/African Union peacekeeping force are being held by rebels in Sudan`s Darfur and accused of being spies, a spokeswoman for the mission said.
Day in Pics: 27th November
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