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Darfur in the News

U.S. and European media

January 28, 2023

Agence France Presse: Sudanese forces renew Darfur bombardment. Sudanese armed forces waged air strikes and artillery attacks on rebels in two key areas of Darfur for a second day on Tuesday, UN peacekeepers said. Sudanese troops on Monday clashed with gunmen belonging to the Justice and Equality Movement -- Darfur's most powerful rebel group -- sparking panic in El-Fasher, one of the western region's main cities. Tuesday's renewed assault targeted JEM positions close to El-Fasher, which is also home to the main base of the United Nations and African Union peacekeeping Mission in Darfur (UNAMID).

Agence France-Presse: Sudanese jailed for 'spying' for war crimes court. A Sudanese man was jailed for 17 years on Wednesday on charges of trying to help the International Criminal Court investigate a minister suspected of war crimes in Darfur. Mohammed el-Sari is the first person to be convicted by a Sudanese court of trying to assist the ICC, a body which Khartoum does not recognise, and had faced a possible death sentence. He was arrested in June accused of trying to solicit information about special police in Darfur, men trained and paid by the government and supervised by current Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Ahmed Haroun. Last year, the ICC issued an arrest warrant for Haroun on 51 charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed in Sudan's western Darfur region in 2003 and 2004.

The Tennessean: Big Kenny remains driven to help Darfur. As part of their tireless efforts to raise awareness of the genocide in Darfur, Big Kenny and his wife, stylist Christiev, will host an invitation-only screening of a documentary on Thursday. The 7:30 p.m. event at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will feature a brief showing of Bearing Light: A Journey to Sudan, and a short musical performance by Big Kenny. National Geographic will tape Big Kenny's performance to be part of Geo Sessions, the anchor series of the Nat Geo music channel. The couple have been financially and physically committed to the efforts of the organization called My Sister's Keeper to build a school 100 miles south of Darfur in southern Sudan.

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