A vehicle carrying a Sudanese refugee football team collided with a water tanker in eastern Chad on Sunday leaving 12 dead and eight others wounded. The men were returning from a friendly football match against a Chadian team on Sunday.
The accident happened in the Umm Garas area, 30 kilometres from Kariari refugee camp. According to witnesses, fire broke out following the collision so that the dead were “charred beyond recognition”. They were buried in the vicinity while the wounded were evacuated to a hospital in Umm Garas.
File photo by Oliver Chassot/Unamid
Article source: http://www.radiodabanga.org/node/49604
Students at the University of El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, have handed a memorandum of demands to the director, following a shooting incident on the campus Monday.
As Radio Dabanga reported, four students were injured when a group affiliated to the ruling National Congress Party (NCP), opened fire on them.
According to witnesses the “NCP students” were armed and dressed in military uniforms as part of an “awareness campaign”. The shooting was prompted when the victims chanted anti-NCP slogans: “The University is free, military out!”
Immediately following the shooting, students staged a sit-in protest at the university. They demanded that the administration hold the university guards as well as the Dean of Student Affairs accountable for allowing the NCP students to enter the campus carrying firearms and dressed in military uniforms.
The students also demanded the NCP students who fired at their peers should be held accountable and banned from the university grounds.
As the director has agreed to all of the students’ demands, classes have resumed at the university. He assured the students that he “will solve all the problems including the activity of NCP students on the campus”.
He would also ensure that the wounded were treated, and that a committee would be formed to investigate the incident.
Photo: El Fasher University logo
Related: Four students injured in shooting at El Fasher University, North Darfur (21 May 2013)
Article source: http://www.radiodabanga.org/node/49609
The poor humanitarian conditions for displaced people at El Salam camp in South Darfur are deteriorating as thousands continue to arrive at the site. To aggravate the situation, a sheikh said that this week alone, eight people died of disease while two were killed by militiamen.
The current population of El Salam camp near Nyala exceeds 85,000, and is growing daily. Many have arrived since the beginning of March. The displaced are fleeing tribal clashes and battles between government and rebel forces. Sheik Mahjoub Adam Tabeldiya said that the Nyala population has doubled as a result.
Tabeldiya said that this week’s death toll includes six children siblings, the children of Hawaa Musa Abdullah and Kaltoum Ibrahim Abdullah. “Hundreds of people have been infected with various diseases, including kala-azar (visceral leishmanaisis, also known as black fever), with many coughing, vomiting and suffering from conjunctivitis. “Hundreds of people queuing-up at El Salam’s overstretched health centre every day,” he said.
The sheikh appealed to health organisations to move and save the patients.
Two displaced people were killed and three were wounded on Tuesday by pro-government militiamen, Sheikh Tabeldiya told Radio Dabanga.
He said that the insurgents entered the camp in three Land Cruisers and were parked at the market. The gunmen said they were leaving the camp of their own accord, but on their way, they opened fire and robbed some displaced people. The militiamen have now stationed themselves outside El Salam camp, and remain unpunished.
Sources have appealed to Unamid to “carry out its duties and protect the displaced”. They are also requesting that the government prosecute the perpetrators.
File photo of Darfur camp (UN OCHA)
Related: El Salam new arrivals ‘double Nyala population’: South Darfur (20 May 2013)
Article source: http://www.radiodabanga.org/node/49614