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October 27, 2022

BBC: Darfur clashes displace thousands. An upsurge in fighting in the Sudanese region of Darfur recently has displaced thousands more civilians, say aid agencies and human rights groups. Human Rights Watch said that more than 40 civilians had been killed in attacks by pro-government Arab militias on rebel-held villages in South Darfur. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said thousands had fled the fighting in the last month. It said that many were sheltering under trees and lacked basic supplies. Aid agencies say the latest violence happened in the area of Muhajiriya, east of the South Darfur capital, Nyala.

Reuters: Sudanese forces, rebels clash in north Darfur. Sudanese government forces and a rebel faction have clashed in north Darfur, two rebel groups said on Friday. Mohamed Abdullah, a commander with a faction of the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) headed by Abdel-Wahed Mohamed el-Nur, said his group lost two fighters but captured a number of government vehicles and weapons in the clash on Thursday. A spokesman for the Sudanese military could not confirm the incident but said the army had troops operating in north Darfur. The clashes came a week after Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir launched a national initiative to end the five-year-old conflict. Rebel groups boycotted the event.

Reuters: China says working with West to avoid Darfur strife. China, the biggest foreign investor in Sudan, said on Sunday it was trying to work with Western powers to lessen the fallout from war crimes charges filed against Sudan's president. Liu Guijin, the special Chinese envoy on Darfur, said he held talks in the United States, Britain and France to discuss the charges brought by the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo. "I used those opportunities of visits to Western capitals to have consultations with our partners in the West as how we could work together to seek a kind of a softer landing for the charge," Liu told reporters in Khartoum after talks at Sudan's Foreign Ministry.

Associated Press: Publisher: Darfur journalist held incommunicado. The government detained a Darfur journalist working for a Sudanese daily two weeks ago and have held him incommunicado ever since, said the newspaper's publisher Saturday. Nurredin Braima, 35, was detained on Oct. 11 after he translated comments from a displaced Darfurian woman into Arabic at a press conference for a visiting Qatari diplomat in Nyala, the capital of South Darfur, said Salah Kajam, publisher of the daily Freedom Bells. The comments were not known, but Kajam speculated the detention was part of a broader government crackdown against journalists and Darfurians to prevent them from speaking about the crisis.

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