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Arabic Media

December 6, 2022

Source: Al Ahram (government-friendly, Egyptian daily with over 1 million in circulation)
Headline: UN Security Council president Said Sudan Did Not Delay Darfur Force Deployment
By: Tareq Fathi and Abdul Wahid

  • Italian representative who heads UN Security Council this month said there was no proof Sudan delayed Darfur hybrid force deployment
  • As for Jean Marie Guehenno’s statements, the Italian representative said they were made outside the UN Security Council
  • He added that the Security Council would discuss Darfur force mission starting at the end of this month

Source: Addustour (Government-friendly, Jordanian daily enjoys wide circulation)
Headline: Strong International Commitment Needed to Achieve Peace in Darfur

  • British Secretary of African Affairs said Britain was leading the international community to end Darfur crisis and complained other countries were not doing enough
  • When asked about providing helicopters, he answered that due to Britain’s other commitments, it would not be possible
  • He added that Britain was putting equal pressure on Khartoum government and rebel groups to seek peace and criticized Darfur rebel groups for boycotting peace talks in Libya thereby squandering an opportunity to end the suffering of the people for whom they fight

Source: Al Khaleej (UAE daily, with over 80,000 in circulation)
Headline: Eliasson and Salim Acknowledge Negotiations to be difficult

  • After meeting with Sudan’s neighbors, international envoys – Jan Eliasson and Salim Ahmed Salim – acknowledged difficulties in convincing Darfur rebel groups to join peace talks
  • Eliasson was concerned about the abundance of weapons and miserable conditions in the refugee camps
  • Meanwhile, the Group of Elders called for immediate deployment of Darfur hybrid force
  • But the group sounded cautiously optimistic that peace was possible and urged the international community to help achieve it

Source: Asharq Al Awsat (Saudi-owned Pan-Arab daily with wide circulation)
Headline: International Criminal Court Calls on UN Security Council to Arrest Sudanese Minister
By: Salah Awwad and Mustapha Sirri

  • Luis Moreno Ocampo criticized Omar Al Bashir’s government for not responding to the arrest warrant against Ahmed Haroun
  • Moreno urged UN Security Council to pressure the Sudanese government to arrest and hand him over
  • Sudan’s UN representative told the Security Council that his government would not handover any of its citizens to the ICC adding that the legal system in Sudan was capable of prosecuting any violation in Darfur
  • Meanwhile, Musa Hilal, leader of Arab tribes and suspected of attacks against civilians, met with Darfur rebels in Juba to discuss Darfur peace talks

Source: Al Jazeera (Leading Arabic News Channel, headquartered in Qatar)
Headline: Eastern Chad Calm after Recent Clashes

  • Chadian government and rebels said that there was no fighting in eastern Chad
  • Meanwhile, UN refugee official was concerned that continued violence would prevent aid workers from reaching refugees in the troubled region of eastern Chad
  • She also said that 240,000 Darfur refugees and 180,000 internally displaced Chadians were worried they would not receive the aid they need to survive in the harsh conditions of eastern Chad

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