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A region of western Sudan. Originally an independent sultanate, the area fell to the Egyptians in 1874 and later to the British. Under independent Sudan, the region has been the site of continuing ethnic conflict that developed into a major humanitarian crisis that began in 2003.


(Placename) a region of the W Sudan; an independent kingdom until conquered by Egypt in 1874; since 2003 conflict between the Janjaweed and rebel groups has left thousands dead and homeless



a province in the W Sudan. 3,093,699; 191,650 sq. mi. (496,374 sq. km).
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Noun1.Darfur - an impoverished region of western Sudan; "Darfur was a semi-independent sultanate until 1917 and is ethnically distinct from central Sudan"
Republic of the Sudan, Soudan, Sudan - a republic in northeastern Africa on the Red Sea; achieved independence from Egypt and the United Kingdom in 1956
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In 1856, he quitted Bornou, and determined to explore the unknown country that lies between Lake Tchad and Darfur.
The University of Zalingei, in the state of Central Darfur, Sudan, has conferred an honorary doctorate on HE the Speaker of the Advisory Council Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid al-Mahmoud, in Peace and Development Studies in recognition of and honouring his role in establishing the Darfur peace process, which culminated in the signing of the Darfur Peace Agreement and the ensuing security, stability and development and reconstruction projects throughout the region.
QNA Khartoum CONTRACTS for the third stage of Darfur reconstruction projects were signed on Monday in the presence of Sudanese presidency representative and Minister of Federal Government Chamber Faisal Hassan Ibrahim, Darfur Peace Office Chairman Magdi Khalfalla and State of Qatar's Ambassador to Sudan HE Rashid bin Abdulrahman al Nuaimi.
30(SUNA)-The Darfur Consultative Dialogue Conference began sessions , Monday, in Corinthia Hotel in Khartoum and under the theme " We Are Engaging in Dialogue for Sake of Peace " in presence of figures of Darfur communities and representatives of regional and international organizations.
The Darfur region is located in the far west of Sudan, on an area of 510,000 square kilometers, is characterized by the diversity of the region and the multiplicity of population and tribal and climate, and is adjacent to several countries.
KHARTOUM, Aug 2 (KUNA) -- The European Union (EU) signed an agreement with the UN Development Program (UNDP) Tuesday to support dialogue to pave way for security and stability in Sudan's western Darfur province.
HARTUM (CyHAN)- Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Friday reiterated that the rebellion in Darfur has ended, noting that the security in the region is stable.
The European Union (EU) and United Nations Children Fund (Unicef) started with the execution of two ventures in Darfur in the fields of health and education.
Summary: US Soccer Stars send words of encouragement and support to Darfur team
Summary: KHARTOUM: Sudan's president plans to create two additional states in the western Darfur territory, officials said, in what rebels described as bid to curb their influence and strengthen central control from Khartoum.
Summary: Khartoum, Rabi Al-Awwal 14, 1432 H/Feb 17, 2011, SPA -- The Saudi Red Crescent Commission (SRCC) and Armina Engineering Company co-signed in Al-Fasher, the capital city of Sudan&'s Northern Darfur state, agreements to establish two health clinics in Darfur at a cost of one million Sudanese.
By Edmund Sanders KHARTOUM, Sudan--The Sudanese government quietly is escalating oil exploration inside the Darfur region, a step that has led to protests from rebel leaders in a volatile area where more than 200,000 people have been killed during three years of fighting.