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Arabic Media

September 26, 2023

Source: Addustour (Government-friendly, Jordanian daily enjoys wide circulation)
Headline: Egypt to Participate with 2,100 Troops in Darfur Hybrid Force

  • Egyptian newspaper Daily News quoted Majid Abdul Fattah, Egyptian representative at the UN, who said that Egypt will participate with 2,100 troops in Darfur hybrid force
  • Egypt has currently a small force working with African Union forces
  • Egypt opposes economic sanctions on Sudan and blames rebel groups for failing to sign the 2006 peace agreement

Source: Al Khaleej (UAE daily, with over 80,000 in circulation)
Headline: Washington Urges Darfur Rebel Leaders to Sacrifice their Personal Ambitions

  • US envoy Andrew Natsios arrives in Khartoum today for a ten-day visit where he will visit South Sudan and Darfur
  • The envoy will also examine steps taken to ensure success of Libya peace talks on October 27
  • Washington urged rebel leaders to sacrifice their personal ambitions in order to find a political solution and for the sake of refugees
  • Washington representative in Sudan urged an end to Darfur crisis so that focus could shift to economic development instead of violence
  • The representative also urged the Sudanese government to show flexibility for the sake of the dignity and welfare of the weak and crisis victims

Source: Al Jazeera (Leading Arabic News Channel, headquartered in Qatar)
Headline: Darfur Rebel Group Rejected Truce and Lack of Funds Threatens Humanitarian Aid

  • UN Commission for Refugees announced that it might be forced to scale down its humanitarian mission in Darfur if it did not receive more funds immediately
  • The commission spokesperson indicated that it is in urgent need for funds and is having hard time paying its employees’ salaries
  • Meanwhile, Khalil Ibrahim leader of Justice and Equality Movement said his movement will not observe a truce during Libya peace talks next month
  • Ibrahim said his movement will attend the peace talks but will not lay down its weapons
  • Ibrahim described the government’s truce as ploy and accused it of violating previous truces it declared
  • Ibrahim also said that he sacked his deputy Mahr Idriss Abu Kirda for holding secret talks with the government aimed at weakening the movement

Source: Al Hayat (Saudi-owned Pan-Arab daily with wide circulation)
Headline: UN Security Council Approved European Force to Protect Darfur Refugees near Sudanese Border

  • UN Security Council approved resolution to deploy European Union – United Nations force in Chad and the Republic of Central Africa to protect civilian population affected by Darfur crisis
  • The force will help improve security situation, passage of humanitarian aid, and protect civilians, refugees, and internally displaced persons
  • This force will also train Chadian forces on how to provide security and stability in camps and urban settings

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