Sudan militia chief ‘rampaged’ across Darfur, court told

Published by Al-ArabyA former Sudanese militia chief oversaw murder, rape and torture across Darfur, the International Criminal Court heard on Tuesday, as the first trial for war crimes in the region got underway. Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-Al-Rahman, an ally of deposed Sudanese strongman Omar al-Bashir, faces 31 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity for his role in the conflict almost 20 years ago. His trial is the first…

Janjaweed militia leader denies Darfur atrocities at start of ICC trial

Published by Al-ArabyAn alleged Janjaweed militia leader on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to dozens of charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity at the first ever trial at the International Criminal Court dealing with Sudan's Darfur conflict of nearly two decades ago. Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-Al-Rahman, is accused of overseeing thousands of pro-government Janjaweed fighters responsible for persecution, murder, rape and torture during the 2003-2004 height of the violence…

Alleged Sudan Militia Leader Says He’s Innocent of Darfur War Crimes Charges

An alleged former leader of the janjaweed militia in Sudan’s Darfur region has pleaded not guilty to charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-Al-Rahman, also known as Ali Kushayb, went on trial Tuesday at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, where he faces 31 counts of crimes that include persecution, pillaging, murder and rape.Abd-Al-Rahman allegedly commanded pro-government militia forces that attacked and burned down villages…

Alleged Sudan Militia Leader Says He’s Innocent of Darfur War Crimes Charges

An alleged former leader of the janjaweed militia in Sudan’s Darfur region has pleaded not guilty to charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-Al-Rahman, also known as Ali Kushayb, went on trial Tuesday at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, where he faces 31 counts of crimes that include persecution, pillaging, murder and rape.Abd-Al-Rahman allegedly commanded pro-government militia forces that attacked and burned down villages…

First ICC Darfur war crimes trial to open two decades later

Published by Al-ArabyThe first trial concerning atrocities in Darfur opens at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday, nearly 20 years after the Sudanese region was racked by widespread violence that left hundreds of thousands dead. Suspected former Janjaweed militia leader Ali Muhammad Ali-Abd Al-Rahman faces 31 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, including persecution, murder, rape and torture. "[Tuesday] is a momentous day for victims and survivors…

South Sudan rival parties reach agreement on unification of command structure

Rival parties in the South Sudan conflict reached an agreement on the unification of command on Sunday, representing a key step in the implementation of the 2018 revitalized peace agreement.The deal, mediated by the deputy chairman of Sudan’s Sovereign Council Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, will pave way for graduation of forces from cantonment sites and fast-track their deployment to provide security and protection for the population and defend the country’s territorial…

SRF groups call for confidence-building measures in Sudan

The Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) on Sunday called on the coup leaders to create a conducive environment before an inclusive dialogue to end the political stalemate in Sudan.Following a deliberative conference in Ad Damazin of Blue Nile State from 24-27 March, the SRF groups launched an initiative aiming to end the political crisis triggered by a coup that end the democratic transition process in Sudan on October 25, 2021.The SRF…

SPLM/A-IO resumes participation in security mechanisms

South Sudan’s armed opposition group (SPLM/A-IO) led by First Vice President Riek Machar has resumed participation in the security mechanisms after signing a peace deal on the unification of the command structure with the government under President Salva Kiir.Machar, in a statement issued on Sunday, directed his officials and those engaged in the security structure to resume participation in all the mechanisms with immediate effect.“Following the signature of the agreement…