SUDAN WATCH: Sudanese Sheikh of Darfur's Hassa Hissa IDP Camp shot dead by unknown armed men

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Sudanese Sheikh of Darfur's Hassa Hissa IDP Camp shot dead by unknown armed men

On 10 December 2008, UNAMID officials in Sector West received information that the Sheikh (traditional leader) of Hassa Hissa IDP Camp had been shot dead by unknown armed men.

UNAMID patrol dispatched to the Camp confirmed these reports and found that there was no immediate reaction by the IDPs and the Camp was calm.

Source: From African Union Commission (AUC) El Fasher, Darfur - UNAMID daily media brief December 11, 2008. Copy:
UNAMID Deputy Police Commissioner visit to Kabkabiya, North Darfur

UNAMID Deputy Police Commissioner for Operations, Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi, paid a one-day official visit to Kabkabiya, Sector North. The visit is part of his familiarization tour of UNAMID area of operations and as well as to inspect the work of UNAMID police in the sectors.

Deputy Police Commissioner for Operations arrived in Darfur to assume his duties with UNAMID in October 2008.

Update on Hassa Hissa Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Camp in West Darfur

On 10 December 2008, UNAMID officials in Sector West received information that the Sheikh (traditional leader) of Hassa Hissa IDP Camp had been shot dead by unknown armed men. UNAMID patrol dispatched to the Camp confirmed these reports and found that there was no immediate reaction by the IDPs and the Camp was calm.

UNAMID Acting Sector West Commander, Brigadier General Balla Keita, is expected to visit the camp on 11 December 2008.

Rotation of Nigerian Battalion

The rotation of the Nigerian Battalion in Darfur is currently ongoing, as of 10 December 2008, 84 members of the protection force from Nigerian Battalion-8 and 92 protection force personnel from Nigerian Battalion-9, arrived in Nyala, Sector South, while 138 protection force personnel returned to their home country.

Similarly, the Rwandan Battalion rotation is currently ongoing.
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List of recent stories published at Sudan Tribune

Saturday 13 December 2008
- Governor denies killing of Darfur rebel commander in Bahr –Al-Ghazal
- Two policemen killed in Abyei after clashes between police and Sudanese soldiers
- Over 50 people killed in tribal clashes in Darfur
- Polio immunisation planned for South Sudan
- Refugee agency issues $103 million appeal for Sudan
- Ethiopia to pullout Somalia after guarantying safe departure of AU troops - PM
- Western Equatoria receives keys of newly constructed Ministry of Agriculture

Friday 12 December 2008
- New brewer marks a new era in South Sudan history  
- Jonglei’s Pachala Commissioner slaps King over fraud charges  
- Sudan and Russia to cooperate against transnational crimes  
- UNAMID provides equipment to anti-carjacking Sudanese police  
- Eritrea: US officials attempt to prevent good relations with Obama team  
- Lakes state opens new ministry building in Rumbek  

Thursday 11 December 2008
- Sudan’s Bashir cannot escape accountability: Bush  
- ICC judges query prosecutor on Darfur rebel case  
- Ugandan President wants direct contact with LRA leader  
- Darfur rebel leader urges to review UNAMID mandate  
- Darfur rebel group fragmented over commander death  
- Commissioner calls for dissemination of human rights in southern Sudan  
- UN top officials to Darfur discuss ceasefire implementation  
- Gunmen kill 2 people in Jonglei’s Twic  
- African Union calls on UN to send peacekeepers to Somalia  
- Muslims celebrate Eid Al-Adha in Rumbek  

Wednesday 10 December 2008
- Elections to be held on schedule says Sudan 2nd VP  
- Political dialogue begins in Central African Republic  
- Sudan defiant on warning by French president over ICC indictment  
- Russia appoints special envoy to Sudan  
- South Sudan President reinstates Eastern Equatoria Speaker  
- Jonglei Governor urges Muslims to align for development  
- Ethiopia redeploys troops in Somalia  
- National roundtable alarmed by ’deteriorating media freedom’  

Tuesday 9 December 2008
- Policy group on genocide urges changes to U.S. agencies  
- French president says clock ticking for Sudan’s Bashir  
- South Sudan cabinet approves reduction of officials’ salary  
- Kony will not be delivered to the ICC if he signs peace –Uganda’s Museveni  
- Ethiopia says decision for Somalia pullout is irreversible  
- Sanaa forum countries to meet in Khartoum  

Monday 8 December 2008
- India issues new tender for Sudan Nile blend crude  
- US special envoy to Sudan travels to France  
- Darfur’s Abdel-Shafi dismisses accusations over murder in South Sudan  
- Correspondent sacked from radio post in Rumbek  
- Sudan militia attack displaced camp in West Darfur  
- Sudan’s census data to be released in February 09  
- Ethiopia uncompromising on Eritrea border  
- South Sudan Ministers agree to budget, centralizing taxation  

Sunday 7 December 2008
- Darfur rebel faction sacks its chief after death of commander in South Sudan
- SPLM ready to run for Sudan’s 2009 elections  
- Sudanese President flies to Saudi Arabia to Perform Hajj  
- Sudan militiamen kill local chief in Darfur camp - rebels  
- Sudan confirms troops deployment in South Kordofan  
- Ethiopian pop-star sentenced to 6 years jail over hit-and-run  
- Biong urges youth to be committed to South Sudan unity  

Saturday 6 December 2008
- South Sudan government discusses budget, declining revenue  
- South Sudan youth establish first regional parliament  
- Sudanese army deploys troops in South Kordofan, SPLM says  
- A police man rescued after attempting to commit suicide in Juba  
- Aid operations in Darfur under threat, says UN relief boss  

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