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Arabic Media

September 28, 2023

Source: Al Riyadh (Government-friendly Saudi daily with wide circulation)
Headline: Arab League Reviews Preparations for “Darfur Support Conference”

  • Arab League announced the end of preparations for Arab conference on Darfur humanitarian conditions to be held at the end of October
  • Arab ministers, humanitarian organizations, businessmen, and companies to attend the 2-day conference
  • The conference was one of the recommendations of Arab Summit held in Saudi Arabia earlier this year
  • It will tackle needs of the war-torn region and the speedy return of refugees and internally displaced people to their homes

Source: Al Khaleej (UAE daily, with over 80,000 in circulation)
Headline: Humanitarian Organization to Scale down its Operation in Darfur, and Natsios to Discuss Darfur Hybrid Force and Peace

  • Natsios arrived in Khartoum for a 10-day visit to discuss Sudanese peace agreements implementation
  • He praised progress in Darfur crisis and hybrid force deployment
  • Meanwhile, World Vision scaled down its operation in South Darfur due to repeated attacks on its workers
  • British Prime Minister Gordon Brown called on China to exert its influence on Sudan to resolve Darfur crisis

Source: Al Jazeera (Leading Arabic News Channel, headquartered in Qatar)
Headline: US Envoy Arrives in Sudan to Discuss Darfur Peace

  • Natsios arrived in Khartoum for a 10-day visit to discuss peace agreements implementation
  • He said he “will investigate progress made in hybrid force deployment and preparation for peace talks Libya”
  • Sudanese official Abdul Baset Badawi expressed hope for peace and stability in Darfur
  • Meanwhile, World Vision scaled down its operation in South Darfur due to repeated attacks on its workers

Source: Al Hayat (Saudi-owned Pan-Arab daily with wide circulation)
Headline: Darfur Clashes Leave Many Dead and Wounded, and Khartoum Expects Hybrid Force Deployment to Be Delayed
By: Annour Ahmed Annour

  • 14 member of tribal protection police killed and 20 wounded in an ambush by rebels east of Al Fasher in North Darfur
  • 2 herders severely wounded near Niyala in South Darfur
  • 3 World Vision employees wounded and 3 of its vehicles stolen prompting it to scale down its operation in South Darfur
  • Meanwhile, Sudanese UN envoy Abdul Mahmoud Abdul Halim expects AU – UN hybrid force deployment to be delayed to resolve differences about troop nationality  
  • UN official in the region rejected Egypt’s offer of 3,000 troops and turned down many pledges from other African countries

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