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Arabic Media

July 11, 2023

Source:Al Ahram (government-friendly, Egyptian daily with over 1 million in circulation)

Headline: Sudanese Army Denies Bombing North Darfur

By: Abdul Wahid Libini

Othman Al Aghbash, Sudanese army spokesperson, categorically denied accusations that the army bombed north Darfur and said:

  • The army did not conduct any military action in North Darfur
  • The military activities must be the result of tribal infighting
  • Other sources indicated that the fighting between different wings of Sudan Liberation Movement – Minnawi group are to blame

Meanwhile, US envoy, Andrew Natsios arrived in Darfur to:

  • Investigate the situation on the ground
  • Meet with rebel representatives
  • Meet with government officials

Source:Al Akhbar (Independent Lebanese daily with strong circulation)

Headline: Egyptian Legal Organization Calls on Sudan to Handover “ Darfur Criminals”

Arab Center for the Independent of the Judiciary and the Legal Profession issued an announcement calling on government in Sudan to:

  • “Cooperate with International Criminal Court as an independent international legal entity”
  • “Handover Ahmed Harun and Ali Kushaib who are accused of crimes handled by the international court”
  • The international Criminal Court is the best place to achieve justice without undue influence from the United States

Source:Al Khaleej (UAE daily, with over 80,000 in circulation)

Headline: Darfur Rebel Group Willing to Meet with Government

By: Al Haj Muz

African Union envoy, Salim Ahmed Salim said that he shared with Dr. Lam Akul the results of his visit to Darfur:

  • Dr. Khalil Ibrahim, head of Justice and Equality Movement, is ready to meet with government representatives to discuss a just and fair peace
  • Internally displace people are eager to return to their homes provided that security and stability are established

Meanwhile efforts are underway to convince Abdul Wahid Mohamed Nour of Sudan Liberation Movement – opposed to Abuja agreement - to participate in Libya Conference

Source:Al Hayat (Saudi-owned Pan-Arab daily with wide circulation)

Headline: African Union Preparing for Expanded Meeting with Darfur Rebels in Tanzania

By: Annour Ahmed Annour

In efforts to speed up peace process between Darfur rebels and government in Sudan, African Union envoy Salim Ahmed Salim met with different rebel groups in various parts of Darfur to convince them of attending a meeting in Tanzania on July 22:

  • Dr. Khalil Ibrahim of Justice and Equality Movement insisted on a peace deal that guarantees equitable share of power and wealth to Darfur citizens
  • Dr. Mustapha Ismail said the government is willing to meet immediately and unconditionally

At the same time, United States envoy Andrew Natsios met with Darfur rebels and refugee representatives to discuss their demands and needs from any peace deal with the government

Source:Okaz (Saudi-owned daily with strong circulation)

Headline: United States Opposed to Egypt’s offer of 2,000 Soldiers for Darfur Hybrid Force

By: Rabeei Shaheen

Informed sources told Saudi daily Okaz that US was opposed to Egypt’s offer of 2,000 soldiers for Darfur hybrid force because of:

  • On going differences regarding Congress’s withholding of $200 million from annual aid package to Egypt
  • Egypt’s poor human rights record

Source:Okaz (Saudi-owned daily with strong circulation)

Headline: Darfur Security Commission

By: Kamel Hamed

Security Commissioner for the three states of Darfur Officer Mohamed Ahmed Addabi said:

  • The month of July to be critical for the work of the security commission he heads
  • The commission will visit all three Darfur states and present its findings from talks with rebel groups that signed Abuja agreement
  • He agreed with General Martin Luther – hybrid force leader - that disarming groups inside refugee camps to be a top priority.

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