August 3, 1999 |
The United Nations said it is investigating allegations that the government of Sudan used chemical weapons in a bombing raid, after three U.N. relief workers as well as villagers fell sick. A spokeswoman for the U.N. World Food Program said three of its workers stopped briefly in the town of Lainya in rebel-held southern Sudan last week, three days after it was bombed by a high-altitude plane.
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March 6, 1999 |
Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey and Cardinal Basil Hume, archbishop of Westminster, have sent an unusual joint letter to British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook asking his support for action by the United Nations to end the civil war in Sudan. Their plea was made in response to a letter to Cook from the bishops of the Anglican Church of Sudan, sent from their recent meeting in Nairobi. Conditions in Sudan are such that the bishops have to meet outside their country.
February 7, 1997 |
The Sudan Airways planes parked in neat rows at Khartoum's sand-swept, palm-fringed airport represent the most practical way to get around this vast, undeveloped country. But a U.N. Security Council vote coming up soon could leave these aircraft grounded for a long time. With the support of the United States, the council is expected to decide in the next few weeks to finally implement a resolution passed in August banning foreign air travel by Sudanese aircraft.
June 11, 1994 |
Sudanese rebels have hijacked a relief aid barge steaming down the White Nile, taking prisoner the 11 U.N. staff on board, the United Nations said Friday. Spokesman Joe Sills said radio contact with the barge, filled with food, was lost four days ago as it attempted to deliver relief supplies to people living in both government and Sudanese People Liberation Army-controlled areas. U.N.-leased planes subsequently spotted the barge and confirmed that the U.N. staff was being held prisoner.
October 1, 1992 |
Twelve aid workers helping thousands of refugees in southern Sudan were withdrawn Wednesday, and a U.N. official said they will not be returned until warring factions can guarantee their safety. On Tuesday, officials confirmed that rebels had killed a U.N. employee and a Norwegian free-lance journalist. Two other relief workers were missing. Thomas Ekvall, the head of U.N.
June 17, 1991 |
The government has approved a U.N. plan to airdrop relief supplies to tens of thousands of Sudanese refugees in the war-weary nation's south, a U.N. official said Sunday. The refugees were forced to return home from neighboring Ethiopia after the ouster of former President Mengistu Haile Mariam, who was the main supporter of the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Army. The rebels have been fighting in southern Sudan for autonomy since 1983. James Ingram, executive director of the U.N.