Here is the daily roundup and summary of the major headlines coming out of conflict areas. United to End Genocide does not necessarily support the views expressed in the articles in this post.


More Than 30 Are Killed Across Syria as Sectarian Tensions Grow—New York Times

“At least 32 people were killed across Syria on Tuesday, including seven members of the security forces, amid rising sectarian tensions in some places, opposition groups said…”

Gunfire, funeral amid more killings in Syria’s Homs—Reuters

“Videos posted on social media website show gunfire in Syria’s Homs province and scores of people in a funeral procession amid reports of more killings by security forces…”

Rights Activists: Syrian Forces Kill 5 in Hama—Voice of America

“Rights activists say Syrian security forces have opened fire on a car in the restive central province of Hama, killing five people…”

Activist: 8 Syrian troops killed in revenge ambush—AFP

“Gunmen believed to be army defectors opened fire on a military convoy in central Syria on Wednesday, killing eight soldiers in a retaliatory ambush after troops destroyed a civilian car, an activist group said…”

Syria’s Opposition Split Over Civil, Armed Unrest—Voice of America

“Syria’s opposition has launched a new form of civil disobedience with a general strike, even as armed resistance escalates. The opposing tactics highlight a growing split among those who seek to oust the government, a divide echoed in the mixed signals of the international community…”

Syrians lament their losses in Turkish border village—Reuters

“From the roof of his cousin’s house across the border, Syrian villager Ahmad Sadeq can see two Syrian soldiers strolling around the farm he abandoned four months ago to seek safety with Turkish relatives…”


Sudan and South Sudan

South Sudan says agreement reached with Khartoum on oil fees—Sudan Tribune

“South Sudan’s chief negotiator Pagan Amum on Tuesday said that his country reached an agreement with its northern neighbor on the oil transit fees after months of intense negotiations…”

Sudan’s FM rules out return to war with South Sudan—Sudan Tribune

“The Sudanese foreign minister Ali Karti has voiced confidence that his country and South Sudan are not going back to war, unlike his southern counterpart who warned few days ago that the two sides are on the brink of war…”

ICC Reports Chad, Malawi to Security Council—Voice of America

“A spokesman for the International Criminal Court (ICC) says the court is referring Chad and Malawi to the United Nations Security Council over their refusal to arrest indicted Sudanese President Hassan Omar Al-Bashir following his visits there…”

Refugees fleeing to South Sudan and Ethiopia—Radio Dabanga

“Mireille Girard, the deputy representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in South Sudan, told the UN news agency IRIN that since early July 2011, 20,000 refugees had fled from South Kordofan, whilst another 30,000 had fled from Blue Nile State to South Sudan…”

Sudan needs $1.06 billion for 2012 humanitarian plan—Sudan Tribune

“The United Nations announced today that Sudan needs some $1.06 billion for humanitarian and recovery projects in Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan as well as the east of the country…”

DUP figure says Arab states pressured his party to join Sudan’s government—Sudan Tribune

“A leading member of Sudan’s former opposition Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has revealed that alleged foreign pressure was used as an excuse to goad his party into joining Sudan’s government…”

Governor backs disarmament for peace—Miraya FM

“The Deputy Governor of Jongeli State, Hussein Maar Nyuot has expressed confidence that disarming of civilians will bring peace to his volatile state…”


Democratic Republic of Congo

East Congo Protesters Arrested—Voice of America

“Congolese authorities arrested protesters in the eastern city of Goma Tuesday after breaking up a demonstration against the re-election of President Joseph Kabila. Local authorities say they don’t want opposition rallies in town for security reasons…”

Congo President Rejects British MP Accusations of Mining Fraud—Voice of America

“A member of the British parliament, Eric Joyce, says President Joseph Kabila is selling off the mineral assets of the Democratic Republic of Congo to “shell” companies at a huge loss. President Kabila says he is bringing investors to the country to help create more jobs…”


Death toll in Syria hits 5,000, warnings issued of a possible massacre in Homs

December 13, 2011

Mandate for UN Peacekeeping Force in Abyei Renewed and Expanded

December 14, 2011