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December 2, 2022

Reuters: Bashir's Darfur Peace Promises Are Empty: Groups. The Sudanese government's continued attacks on civilians in Darfur show how empty Khartoum's promises of peace for the ravaged region are, 15 human rights organizations said in a report issued on Tuesday. "Far from trying to improve the situation as it claims, the government of Sudan continues to conduct large-scale military attacks against populated areas, to harass aid workers and to allow impunity for the worst crimes committed in Darfur," Human Rights Watch, the Save Darfur Coalition, and 13 other rights organizations said in a highly unusual joint report.

Reuters: Darfur Rebel Leader Resists Peace Talk Pressure. A Darfur rebel leader on Tuesday said he was resisting international pressure to attend peace talks in Qatar and vowed to boycott all negotiations until government militias were disarmed and attacks ended. Abdel Wahed Mohamed Ahmed al-Nur said he was having regular consultations with officials in France, where he currently lives, and other international bodies, who all said he should take part in talks with Sudan's government. "Without security we will not be part of any process," Nur told Reuters.

Reuters: Militias, displaced Darfuris clash over water pump. Arab militias clashed with displaced Darfuris in a row over a water pump that left one dead and an unknown number injured, peacekeepers said on Tuesday. An Arab nomad was killed on Monday after residents of West Darfur's Hassa Hissa camp found him and a companion trying to take a pump from one of their boreholes, officers from the joint U.N./African Union UNAMID force said. Around midday on Tuesday, a group of Arab militias returned to the camp, near the town of Zalengei, seeking revenge, officers added. "Some people were injured ... I don't have the figures," said a UNAMID officer who asked not to be named. "Our men are at the scene mediating."

Washington Post: Shift on U.N. Seen in Rice Nomination. As one of President-elect Barack Obama's closest campaign advisers and a fellow opponent of the war in Iraq, Susan E. Rice was regarded as a lock for a senior post in Washington after the election. But Obama decided instead to put her in New York, in a more visible role -- ambassador to the United Nations -- and thereby send a message to the world's diplomats: The United States will look more kindly, come Jan. 20, on multilateralism and U.N. peacekeeping missions. Yet the posting will offer Rice a platform from which to decry long-standing global concerns. For instance, she has voiced a commitment to use American muscle to protect human rights in Africa, particularly in Darfur, where she has raised the prospect of a naval blockade and a bombing campaign to compel the Sudanese government to halt mass violence.

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