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Arabic Media

October 11, 2023

Source: Al Ahram (government-friendly, Egyptian daily with over 1 million in circulation)
Headline: Egypt Wants to Host Pre-Libya Meeting between Rebel Groups
By: Asma Al Husseini

  • Egypt informed UN envoy Jan Eliasson it wants to host a pre-peace talks conference for rebel groups to help them coordinate their peace talks strategy
  • Rebel groups that attended Egypt talks were pleased with the results and called for more meetings before peace talks in Libya

Source: Al Rai (Government-friendly, Jordanian daily enjoys wide circulation)
Headline: Khartoum Denies Attacking Darfur Village

  • Sudanese army denied attacking the only Darfur rebel group that signed a peace agreement in 2006
  • Minnawi group said 45 people were killed and half of Muhajiria was destroyed.  It blamed the attack on Janjaweed militia and Sudanese army
  • The army denied the attack and blamed it on tribal fighting, adding the planes were flying over Haskanita to monitor the situation there
  • Experts believe the fighting aims to consolidate positions ahead of peace talks in Libya

Source: Annahar (Independent Lebanese daily with strong circulation)
Headline: Thailand to Send 800 Soldiers and Sudanese Army Denies Attacking Darfur Rebels

  • Minnawi group said 45 people were killed and half of Muhajiria was destroyed.  It blamed the attack on Janjaweed militia and Sudanese army
  • Sudanese army denied attacking the only Darfur rebel group that signed a peace agreement in 2006 and blamed the fighting on tribal fighting, adding the planes were used to monitor the situation in Haskanita
  • African Union force leader Martin Luther said the planes were seen flying over the region but did not bomb the village
  • Rebel groups said they expect to receive invitations to attend Libya peace talks but ongoing violence make it difficult to think about peace when the region is mired in so much chaos
  • US embassy in Sudan announced withdrawal of its staff out of Darfur because of the ongoing violence
  • UN also indicated that violence hampered its humanitarian efforts
  • And, Thailand announced it will send 800 troops to participate in hybrid force

Source: Al Khaleej (UAE daily, with over 80,000 in circulation)
Headline: Triki in Khartoum to Prepare for peace talks in Libya

  • Libyan official Abdussalam Triki warned against any Darfur rebel group boycotting peace talks in Libya on October 27
  • Triki announced that international community expects the Libya talks to resolve the crisis
  • He added he will prepare and discuss the details of the peace conference with Sudanese officials
  • Jan Eliasson said that the Libya talks will include groups that have a political presence and not just military

Source: Okaz (Government-friendly Saudi daily with wide circulation)
Headline: Arab League to Prepare for Conference on Darfur Development
By: Rabii Shaheen

  • Arab League announced Darfur development conference will be held on October 30 and 31 and will see large official and private Arab participation
  • The league expects economic development to go hand in hand with political reconciliation

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