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Arabic Media

December 12, 2022

Source: Al Ahram (government-friendly, Egyptian daily with over 1 million in circulation)
Headline: Sudan Supports Darfur Hybrid Force
By: Abdul Wahid Libini

  • Assamani Al Wasila, Sudan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, rejected accusations that Sudan Blocked Darfur hybrid force deployment
  • The minister acknowledged minor mistakes were made in coordinating shipping of equipment but added they were quickly resolved
  • He strongly objected to combining Darfur crisis and South Sudan peace agreement
  • Assamani also accused UN of ignoring participation of Egypt, Pakistan, and China in Darfur hybrid force

Source: Al Jazeera (Leading Arabic News Channel, headquartered in Qatar)
Headline: Influential Political Leaders Propose Comprehensive Solutions to Sudan’s Crises
By: Emad Abdul Hadi

  • Current and former political leaders submitted a memo to President Omar Al Bashir addressing Sudan’s many crises
  • The memo summarized Sudan’s crises in three main categories: differences between Sudan’s ruling partners; Darfur crisis; and democratic reform and national reconciliation
  • The memo urged using a constitutional legal system to resolve the differences between the two ruling partners
  • As for Darfur, the memo indicated that the crisis was political in nature and revolved around control of natural resources, regional inequality, discrimination, and international greed
  • The memo called for an immediate ceasefire, compensation for the victims, and eliminating the existing obstacles preventing the return of displaced people

Source: Al Jazeera (Leading Arabic News Channel, headquartered in Qatar)
Headline: Ministers of Sudan People’s Liberation Movement Return to Khartoum

  • SPLM announced that its ministers would return to Khartoum to resume their work after weeks of boycott to protest President Omar Al Bashir’s unilateral approach in ruling the country
  • The movement said that some problems were resolved but two important ones remained: borders between the North and the South and control of oil-rich Abiye

Source: Asharq Al Awsat (Saudi-owned Pan-Arab daily with wide circulation)
Headline: France to Expel Rebel Leader Abdul Wahid Nour
By: Ismail Adan and Mustapha Sirri

  • Sudanese official indicated that French President Sarkozy told President Al Bashir during Lisbon meeting that France would expel rebel leader Nour if he did not join Darfur peace talks
  • Nour denied receiving any warnings from the French government and added that his presence in france was only temporary
  • In addition, Nour reiterated his opposition to any peace talks before deployment of international peacekeepers in Darfur

Source: Al Hayat (Saudi-owned Pan-Arab daily with wide circulation)
Headline: Sudanese Army Denies Rebel Claims about Taking Control of Oil Field
By: Annour Ahmed Annour

  • Sudanese army denied claims by Justice and Equality Movement that its fighters took control of an operating oil-field in the western region of Sudan and killed scores of soldiers
  • The army also indicated that a handful of fighters attacked the field but were quickly and easily defeated
  • Meanwhile, UN envoy Jan Eliasson said the situation in Darfur worsened in the last four months
  • He also warned against presence of  weapons inside refugee camps and urged quick action to address this menacing problem



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