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May 1-15, 2008

RWANDA: The New Times
Germany consults Rwanda on Darfur
Published: May 1, 2023

The German government is consulting Rwanda on how best the Darfur peace mission could be made more effective, a Cabinet minister has said.
The Minister of Information in the Office of the Prime Minister, Louise Mushikiwabo, said Germans were seeking Rwanda’s advice because the latter had successfully taken part in various peacekeeping missions.

Germany credited Rwanda for her efforts to stabilize Sudan’s Darfur region.
“It came from the German leadership that they wanted us to advise them on how to better shape the hybrid United Nations-Africa Union Mission in Darfur,” Mushikiwabo said this week.

“It is quite encouraging and it shows the level of trust and confidence the Government of Germany has in us,” Mushikiwabo said. 

Rwanda has over 3000 troops in Darfur. The minister was briefing journalists on what transpired during President Paul Kagame’s four-day official visit to the Federal Republic of Germany at her office in Kimihurura.

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Darfur Refugee Overflow Overwhelms Chad”
Published: May 15, 2023

Chad is overwhelmed by the refugee crisis along its border with Sudan, its foreign minister said, urging the international community to step in and resolve the Darfur conflict.

Some 250 000 refugees have flooded into Chad from the civil war that has been ravaging the neighbouring Sudanese province of Darfur for the past five years, with another 190 000 people driven from their homes.

"This is a lot. It's a human, social and environmental problem. Chad is suffering the consequences of this conflict... We already have enough on our hands trying to ensure the development of our people," said Moussa Faki, also the former prime minister of Chad, in an interview on Wednesday.

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“Chad, Sudan Cut Ties After Attack”
Published: May 13, 2023

Chad has closed its border with Sudan and severed all economic ties with its neighbour, the communications minister says.

President Idriss Deby chaired a cabinet meeting that made the decision to take steps against Sudan, Communications Minister Mahamat Hissene said.

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir severed diplomatic ties with Chad on Sunday following an attack near the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, that al-Bashir says Chad supported.

"After Sudan unilaterally broke ties, the Chadian government has a right to take all measures necessary to ensure the security of its territory and its citizens, protect its economic and cultural interests to avoid any surprise," said Hissene.

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