November 13, 1997 |
The government said it rejected a proposal by rebels for a confederation between the Islamic north and the Christian and animist south as a means to end 14 years of civil war. A government delegation told a news conference in Nairobi, Kenya, that the proposal made by the Sudan People's Liberation Army during peace talks that broke down was "irrelevant and illogical" because "the concept of confederalism can only exist between sovereign states, but Sudan is still one country."
July 13, 1990 |
South African anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela has recovered sufficiently from a bout of mild pneumonia to address a rally in Nairobi, Kenya, an aide said. Mandela, 71, initially caught a cold as he neared the end of a grueling tour of three continents, and it grew worse in the chill of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 8,000 feet above sea level, where he attended a meeting of the Organization of African Unity this week.
December 6, 1989 |
Peace talks between rebels and the Sudanese government collapsed in disagreement over the country's Islamic legal code and other issues that have kept them at war for nearly seven years. "In my opinion, neither side came to Nairobi (Kenya) prepared to take the difficult steps necessary for peace," said former President Jimmy Carter, who acted as an unofficial mediator in the five days of talks.
July 16, 1996 |
Unidentified assailants killed more than 90 Sudanese refugees in weekend attacks in northern Uganda, U.N. officials said. The assaults on the Acholi Pii camp, which houses more than 16,000 refugees from fighting in southern Sudan, also left 20 people wounded, said Michelle Quintaglia of the World Food Program in Nairobi, Kenya.
May 29, 2001 |
Sudan's president and the country's main rebel leader will attend a peace summit in Nairobi, Kenya, aimed at ending their 18-year civil war, a rebel official said. The Saturday summit, organized by the regional Intergovernmental Authority on Development, will mark the first time the two have attended the same peace talks since 1997, said Justin Arop, a Sudan People's Liberation Army official. SPLA leader John Garang will attend with the president, Lt. Gen. Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir, Arop said.
July 8, 1994 |
The first U.N. relief flight in weeks landed at Kigali airport as efforts were stepped up to forge a cease-fire between victorious Rwandan rebels and remaining government forces. The Canadian military transport plane flew to the Rwandan capital from Nairobi, Kenya, with supplies and troop reinforcements for the small U.N. contingent that has battled for weeks to save people from slaughter. "You are welcome," Maj. Gen. Romeo Dallaire, commander of U.N.
March 13, 2001 |
Jurors in the U.S. embassy bombings trial viewed burned-out, crumpled chunks of a truck that hauled a bomb into the embassy compound in Kenya. Pieces of the Toyota were found after two embassies were bombed on Aug. 7, 1998. The attacks, in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, killed 224 people. If convicted, Wadih El-Hage, 40, and Mohamed Sadeek Odeh, 36, could face life in prison while Mohamed Rashed Daoud Al-'Owhali and Khalfan Khamis Mohamed, 27, could face the death penalty.
September 22, 2006 |
Hundreds of mourners bid a final farewell to an elderly Italian nun shot dead in Somalia, and her fellow sisters vowed not to abandon their humanitarian work despite the dangers. "We know the risks, but we will go back soon to continue our work," Sister Gianna Irene Peano said at a Roman Catholic church in Nairobi, Kenya. Leonella Sgorbati, 64, was gunned down Sunday at a Mogadishu children's hospital.
August 28, 2004 |
Urgent investment is needed in North Korea to deal with severe environmental problems that have depleted the country's forests, contaminated water supplies and polluted the air, the head of the U.N. Environment Program said. Klaus Toepfer, executive director of the Environment Program, which is based in Nairobi, Kenya, spoke after signing an agreement with North Korean officials that would increase cooperation with the U.N. agency.