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December 28, 2022

Voice of America: SPLM Supporters to Embark on Protest Monday, Says Official.  The spokesman for the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) says members will embark on a peaceful demonstration Monday to press home their demand for democratic reforms. Yien Matthew Chol said President Hassan Bashir's National Congress Party (NCP) is determined to thwart all efforts at implementing democratic reforms that have been agreed on.

Agence France-Presse: Sudan-Chad ties thaw after meeting: Khartoum.  A visit by a senior Chadian delegation to Sudan ended with a thaw in tense relations between the two countries, Sudanese presidential adviser Ghaze Salaheddin said on Friday.  The neighbouring countries agreed to another meeting in two weeks to take steps to stop cross-border rebel attacks from each side, the official SUNA news agency quoted Salaheddin as saying.  The visit, in which the delegation headed by Chadian Foreign Minister Moussa Faki Mahamat met Sudanese Omar al-Beshir on Thursday, helped restore trust between the neighbours, Salaheddin said.

Washington Times: U.S. aids Sudanese in independence bid.  On Monday, Sudan's parliament in Khartoum is scheduled to vote on a referendum law. The parliament voted earlier this week on the legislation, but removed compromise language between the Sudan People's Liberation Movement and the Bashir government that required voters to prove their southern Sudanese origin. The new vote was scheduled for Monday after U.S. State Department spokesman Ian Kelly urged Lt. Gen. Bashir's government to "restore the agreed-upon language."

Sudan Tribune: Darfur mediation urges Sudan to create conducive environment for peace talks.  Darfur peace mediation today has urged the Sudanese government to create a conducive environment before to start peace talks which would take place during the last week of January in Doha.  The Sudanese Presidential Adviser, Ghazi Salah Al-Deen Attabani who is in charge with Darfur dossier held today a working session with Ahmed bin Abdullah Al-Mahmoud, Qatari Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, and Djibrill Bassole, the AU/UN Joint Chief Mediator for Darfur.  The meeting tackled the ongoing preparations for the upcoming peace talks between government and rebels delegations scheduled to start on January 24.

Reuters: Sudan ships first ethanol exports to EU.  Sudan has begun exporting its first 5 million litres of ethanol to the European Union, at an initial price of around 450 euros a cubic metre, officials from the Kenana Sugar company said on Monday.  Kenana, Sudan's largest sugar company, this year inaugurated the ethanol plant which aims to produce 65 million litres a year of the bio fuel.

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