SUDAN: ‘ Two Russians Airline Employees Freed in Darfur ‘

#AceNewsReport – SUDAN(Darfur):June.06: Two employees of Russian airline UTair have been freed in Sudan’s Darfur, RIA Novosti reports.

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Mikhail Antyufeev and Sergey Cherepanov were abducted in the troubled region on January 29. The Russians were working in Sudan as a manager and a technician as part of the African Union-UN peacekeeping mission (UNAMID). Both former prisoners are in good health and will be transported to the capital Khartoum later Saturday.

The Russian Embassy in Khartoum told Sputnik news agency that the release was the result of negotiation efforts, and that force was not used to secure their freedom, nor was a ransom paid.

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` 100,000 People have fled their homes in ` Sudan’s Darfur Region in the last few weeks due to the Upsurge of Violence ‘

#AceWorldNews About 100,000 people have fled their homes in Sudan’s Darfur region because of an upsurge of violence in the last six weeks, according to the UN peacekeeping chief.

Herve Ladsous said Wednesday this adds to the nearly 2 million people displaced by the Darfur conflict, including 400,000 last year, AP reported.

Darfur has been gripped by bloodshed since 2003 when rebels took up arms against the government in Khartoum, accusing it of discrimination.

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` Student dies after police fired ` Tear Gas ‘ at a Demonstration taking place at ` Khartoum University ‘

#AceWorldNews A student in Sudan died on Tuesday after police fired tear gas at a demonstration taking place at Khartoum University, in the country’s centre, according to a statement emailed to Reuters by police.

The protesters reportedly had ties with the Darfur region, where dozens have been killed in recent weeks during clashes with the forces of Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir.

The police deployed tear gas and used batons on the 200 students who had comprised the march against violence in Darfur, for which they hold the government responsible.

Bashir has remained in power, despite an indictment from the International Criminal Court accusing him of instigating war crimes in Darfur.

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