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Arabic Media

November 2, 2022

Source: Al Khaleej (UAE daily, with over 80,000 in circulation)
Healine: Al Bashir Accuses Britain, France, and USA of Hindering Darfur Negotiations

  • Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir accused British Prime Minister Gordon Brown of intentionally hindering Darfur negotiation and demanded a public apology for threatening to impose new sanctions on Sudan
  • Al Bashir blamed Sudan’s problems, particularly in Darfur on Britain, France, and the United States
  • He criticized the three countries’ calls for more sanctions on the government of Sudan despite the fact that it was the rebel groups that led to Libya talks failure
  • He blamed Gordon’s calls for sanctions on his country for emboldening the rebel groups and encouraging them not to attend the peace talks

Source: Al Jazeera (Leading Arabic News Channel, headquartered in Qatar)
Headline: United Nations: Most Children Targeted in Kidnapping Operation were not Orphans

  • Sudanese minister of the interior said that most children targeted by French humanitarian group for kidnapping were between few months and 8 years old and lived in Sudanese villages and camps
  • The minister did not think the French government was aware of the kidnapping operation and called on it to conduct a thorough investigation of the organization
  • UN agencies indicated that most children had at least one parent which contradicts the French organization’s claim that they were orphans
  • More than 10,000 women held demonstrations in Abishi town to protest the failed kidnapping operation and urged Chadian government to try the perpetrators

Source: Al Jazeera (Leading Arabic News Channel, headquartered in Qatar)
Headline: Sudanese Children Demonstrated against Kidnapping of other Sudanese children by Europeans

  • Sudanese children held demonstration in Khartoum against L’Arche de Zoe for attempting to take over 100 Chadian and Sudanese children to France and handed letters to UN and French embassy demanding the protection of the targeted children
  • The demonstration denounced trafficking in children and called on UN, humanitarian organizations, and influential countries to protect children and bring to justice those involved in this “heinous crime”
  • Chadian authorities charged 16 European – 9 French and 7 Spanish – with “kidnapping and trafficking in minors”
  • French authorities said that the case will be tried in Chad
  • The Chadian president condemned the failed operation and accused the arrest European of treating Africans like “animals”

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