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Darfur in the News

Arabic Media

January 25, 2023

Source: Al Rai (Government-friendly, Jordanian daily enjoys wide circulation)
Headline: Washington Says Lack of Trust “Serious Obstacle in Darfur Negotiations”

  • US representative in Khartoum, Alberto Fernandez, said that Sudanese government lack of credibility is to blame for failure of Darfur peace negotiations
  • He faulted the Sudanese government for lack of trust by rebel groups, tribes, and refugees.  He explained that the government’s empty promises that include broken truces, lack of safety, and ignored peace treaties to be the reason for the lack of trust
  • The US official called on the Sudanese government to fulfill its promises locally and internationally in order to change the situation inside Sudan and Sudan’s relations with the international community

Source: Asharq Al Awsat (Saudi-owned Pan-Arab daily with wide circulation)
Headline: Musa Hilal Says Accusations against Him to Be Fabricated
By: Talha Jibril

  • Musa Hilal, who is known to the world as leader of the Janjaweed militia which is responsible for war crimes in Darfur, played down international rejection of his appointment as government advisor by Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir
  • Washington voiced disappointment over Hilal’s appointment despite the fact that he is accused of “war crimes committed in Darfur”
  • US Ambassador at United Nations Zalmay Khalil Zad said “the regime in Sudan showed its disregard for the rule of law by appointing a person who is considered a war criminal by the international community

Source: Al Hayat (Saudi-owned Pan-Arab daily with wide circulation)
Headline: Hybrid Force Says Its Weapons to Be Defensive and France Urges Nour to Participate in Peace Talks
By: Annour Ahmed Annour

  • UN Security Council members were unhappy with failure of AU and UN envoys Salim Ahmed Salim and Jan Eliasson to readh a breakthrough in Darfur peace talks
  • Meanwhile, hybrid force leader Martin Luther indicated that his force has defense and not attack weapons
  • Martin Luther met with Sudanese security officials and explained in detail his force’s mission, the weapons it will use, and the various peacekeeping phases it will undertake to achieve peace and stability in Darfur
  • At the same time, French authorities reminded Darfur rebel leader Abdul Wahid Nour that it extended his visa on condition he takes part in Darfur peace negotiations




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