Annan writes Sudanese President urging disarmament of militias

In his letter, Mr. Annan also asked Mr. al-Bashir to maintain the humanitarian ceasefire and facilitate the early deployment of African Union (AU) observers throughout the area, while negotiating a political settlement to the crisis, spokesman Fred Eckhard told the daily briefing at UN Headquarters in New York.Earlier this month, the AU sent a mission to consult with the Sudanese Government and the two rebel movements in Darfur, the Sudan Liberation Army/Movement (SLA/M) and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), as well as with UN agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), about establishing a ceasefire commission.The humanitarian ceasefire agreement on the Darfur conflict, signed last month in western neighbour Chad, provides for such a commission.Meanwhile, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Africa, Mohamed Sahnoun, met Kenyan Foreign Minister Kalonzo Musyoka in Nairobi and delivered Mr. Annan’s thanks for Kenya’s efforts on behalf of the regional Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), which is sponsoring peace talks for Sudan and Somalia.He went on to meet Sudanese Vice-President Ali Osman Taha and the Chairman of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A), Dr. John Garang, at Naivasha, where the talks are taking place.Mr. Sahnoun said the Secretary-General was encouraged by the cohesiveness shown by the IGAD Ministers on Somalia when they met last Thursday and was looking forward to the cooperation of the Somali leaders at the next meeting on 20 May. read more

HC Alpla Hard defend Austrian title

← Previous Story Nikola Manojlovic to Meshkov Brest Next Story → EHF CL TOP scorer, Momir Ilic: It’s about who wants it the most HC Alpla Hard have showed once again that are the best Austrian team! Team from Hard secured the third Championship title in a row by victory over biggest rival Fivers 31:28 in the third match of the Play Off Final for the 2:1 at the end. Success is even bigger if you know the fact that this is the first “double crown” for Hard’s guys…Alpla HC Hard – Raiffeisen Fivers WAT Margareten 31:28 (15:12)Hard scores: Thomas Weber 6, Kosina Kresimir 4, Dominik Schmid 4, Marko Krsmancic 4, Marko Tanaskovic 4, Boris Zivkovic 3, Gerald Zeiner 3, Michael Knauth 2, Lukas Herburger 1 Austriafivers handballhc alpla hard