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Arabic Media

January 11, 2023

Source: Al Khaleej (UAE daily, with over 80,000 in circulation)
Headline: EUFOR to Be Deployed in February

  • European diplomatic source indicated that European peacekeeping force for east Chad and north Central African Republic would be deployed at the beginning of February
  • Lack of European consensus and lack of transportation planes and vehicles delayed the force’s deployment, which was scheduled on November 2007.  The 3500 troops will be headed by Irish General Patrick Nash

Source: Al Jazeera (Leading Arabic News Channel, headquartered in Qatar)
Headline: Herald Tribune: Eastern Chad is the New Darfur

  • Former Irish President and UN Human Rights Envoy Mary Robinson wrote in the International Herald Tribune that “the end of ceasefire between Chad’s central government and rebels could not have come at a worse time” for the 400,000 refugees in eastern Chad
  • She feared the region was in danger of becoming a new Darfur and urged the international community to act quickly to prevent that from happening
  • In addition, Robinson condemned Europe’s inability to send EUFOR’s 3500 peacekeeping troops on time

Source: Asharq Al Awsat (Saudi-owned Pan-Arab daily with wide circulation)
Headline: Sudanese Minister of Defense Says Attack on Hybrid Force Was a “Shared
By: Ismail Adam

  • Sudanese minister of defense acknowledged his troops’ attack on Darfur hybrid force, but added the incident was a “shared mistake, because the force did not inform the military of its movements and did not stop after the initial warning shots
  • Jean Marie Guehenno, UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations countered that the force was using clearly marked vehicles and was proceeding very slowly
  • Libyan representative announced that UN Security council members condemned the attack and “demanded that the incident not be repeated”
  • As for the United States, it condemned the “unacceptable” attack and called for tougher UN sanctions against Sudan

Source: Asharq Al Awsat (Saudi-owned Pan-Arab daily with wide circulation)
Headline: Egypt Worried about Lack of Security in Chad – Sudan Border Region
By: Omar Abdul Razzaq

  • Egypt sent an urgent letter to UN Security Council permanent members, AU Commissioner, and EU High Representative of the Common Foreign and Security Policy calling for quick action to prevent further security escalation in the border area between Chad and Sudan
  • Egypt also called on Chad and Sudan to exercise maximum restraint to avoid catastrophic results and reminded them of their signed agreements in Libya
Egypt was concerned about total collapse of security and uncontrolled flow of arms and people, which would further destabilize the region


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