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Arabic Media

September 13, 2023

Source: Al Rai (Government-friendly, Jordanian daily enjoys wide circulation)
Headline: Chinese Engineers to Arrive in Darfur in October

  • African Union indicated that Sudanese army used heavy weapons including military attack helicopters to bomb Haskanita, a town under rebel control, which forced AU troops to seek shelter
  • JEM Rebel leader Khalil Ibrahim said that ongoing air raids were aimed at grabbing as much territory as possible before Libya peace talks and added they might make it impossible for him to travel to Libya to participate in the talks with the government
  • Sudanese army spokesperson denied the accusations and countered that it was the rebels who tried to ambush army forces
  • Sulaiman Jamous announced he finally received his passport and permission to leave and that he was awaiting arrangement by UN forces to fly him outside the country for medical treatment
  • Meanwhile Chinese envoy to Africa told journalists that his country continues to play a constructive role in order to resolve Darfur crisis, but does not always make its efforts public, adding that 350 Chinese engineers will arrive in Darfur next month

Source: Al Khaleej (UAE daily, with over 80,000 in circulation)
Headline: United Nations Worried about Renewed Darfur Violence
By: Al Haj Mouz

  • United Nations spokesperson in Khartoum, Radhia Ashuri, told journalists the international organization was convinced that confrontation between government and rebel forces took place but field investigation is in the hands of African Union troops, adding the organization was worried about the violence impact on peace talks
  • She also mentioned that many other incidents of violence against women and civilians, including disappearance, kidnapping, rape, and killings took place in recent weeks
  • In addition, Ashuri stated that criminal activities targeting humanitarian workers, supply routes, and vehicles were on the rise

Source: Al Hayat (Saudi-owned Pan-Arab daily with wide circulation)
Headline: Khartoum to Investigate Rape Cases Committed by Its Allies while JEM Threatened to Boycott Libya Peace Talks
By: Annour Ahmed Annour

  • Sudanese ministry of justice announced it started investigating rape and violence charges brought up by United Nations human rights report that implicated popular defense forces, some Arab tribes, and forces loyal to West Darfur governor Abu Al Qasim.  The investigating team is comprised of police and security representatives, representatives from unit fighting violence against women, and West Darfur government representative
  • JEM leader accused government forces of attempting to assassinate him when they bombed Haskanita town and repeated rebel claims they shot down two government planes.  He also threatened to boycott Libya peace talks if the government’s push to grab more lands and air raid attacks continued.  The government rejected the accusations blaming the rebels of trying to ambush government forces
  • UN mission in Sudan was alarmed by renewal of clashes between the army and rebel groups in South Darfur where it said heavy weapons including attack helicopters were used
  • Chinese envoy to Africa told journalists that his country plays a constructive role in resolving Darfur crisis, but does not always make its efforts public, adding that over 300 engineers will arrive in Darfur next month
  • Denmark announced it will offer to participate with troops, transport planes and ships in Darfur hybrid force

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