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July 28, 2023

AFP: Efforts To Free Female Aid Workers In Darfur Continue. Efforts to free two women aid workers from Ireland and Uganda, kidnapped by gunmen in Sudan's Darfur almost a month ago, are "ongoing," officials said Tuesday. A gang of armed men kidnapped Irish national Sharon Commins  and Ugandan Hilda Kawuki from the offices of the Irish aid group Goal in the North Darfur city of Kutum on July 3. Previous kidnappings ended peacefully with the hostages being released - the first after four days, and second batch after 26 days, the same length of time as the pair from Goal have now been held.

VOA: Policy Prescription: Chad is Essential to Comprehensive Sudan Peacemaking Mix. As committees in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives prepare to hold hearings this week on U.S. policy toward Sudan, a newly released strategy paper argues that conflict resolution efforts in Chad are essential to achieving an end to the Sudan crisis. In its findings, the Enough Project says there has to be a strategy to deal with Chad's authoritarian governance and state weakness that it indicates have kept the country and the region unstable. Enough Project policy adviser Omer Ismail says that without an end to the constant cross-border volley of attacks against each others' regimes, a durable, comprehensive peace for the region cannot be achieved.

The New York Times: Obama Opens Policy Talks With China. The United States and China inaugurated two days of high-level talks on Monday, exchanging promises of great-power cooperation on weighty issues like climate change while steering clear of potential conflicts over exchange rates and human rights. "I have no illusions that the United States and China will agree on every issue, nor choose to see the world in the same way," Mr. Obama said. "But that only makes dialogue more important." Ticking off a long list of priorities, the president said the two countries would seek ways to work together on economic recovery, climate change, clean-energy technology, nuclear nonproliferation, counterterrorism and humanitarian disasters like the one in Darfur, Sudan.

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