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Arabic Media

Novmeber 14, 2007

Source: Al Khaleej (UAE daily, with over 80,000 in circulation)
Headline: Rebel Movement Threatens to Overrun Khartoum with Fighters If Journalist Killers Were Executed

  • Eritrean Capital Asmara is hosting a meeting for Sudan neighboring countries in order to put down a peace roadmap between the ruling coalition and Darfur rebel groups next month in Libya under the auspices of AU and UN
  • Sudanese representative, Ambassador Abu Zeid Al Hasan Abu Zeid, said that closed-door meetings in Libya have ended, but rebel groups are still meeting to working on a common negotiations vision
  • Meanwhile, Sudan Liberation Movement threatened to overrun Khartoum with armed men and go after all National Congress Party members if Journalist killers were executed

Source: Al Hayat (Saudi-owned Pan-Arab daily with wide circulation)
Headline: Al Mahdi Says “Secession of South Sudan Will Lead to War between Two Countries” and Bush and Silva Kiir to Discuss Darfur Crisis and Peace Agreement in the South
By: Annour Ahmed Annour

  • Former Prime Minister and Umma Party Leader Assadig Al Mahdi warned that Sudan was facing a dangerous crisis if unresolved could cause the country’s division and subsequently war between the South and North
  • Meanwhile, the White House announced that President Bush will meet with South Sudan leader Silva Kiir to discuss the crises in Darfur and South Sudan
  • South Sudan government withdrew its ministers from Khartoum in protest over National Congress Party leaders’ stalling and delaying tactics in implementing the 2005 peace agreement
  • Al Mahdi criticized that peace agreement and called on Sudan People’s Liberation Movement and National Congress Party to resolve their differences through the people of Sudan and not the regional or international community
  • On his part, Sudanese Minister of Humanitarian Conditions Ahmed Mohamed Harun recognized the difficulty of implementing the 2005 peace agreement, but added that it is not impossible and that it is the only solution to end the current crisis

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