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Darfur in the News

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November 1, 2022

Reuters: Darfur, Kenya courts to complement ICC: prosecutor.  Proposed special tribunals for the Darfur conflict and Kenya's post-election violence would complement the International Criminal Court and show it is helping to end impunity, the chief prosecutor said on Friday.  Moreno-Ocampo is due to visit Kenya on November 5 to discuss his plan to prosecute the worst offenders behind the violence after last year's disputed presidential election which killed at least 1,300 people and uprooted more than 300,000.

Agence France-Presse: Sudanese register for first vote in 24 years.  Enthusiastic Sudanese began on Sunday to register for Sudan's first presidential, legislative and regional elections in 24 years, with the authorities facing a tough logistical challenge. Due to be held in April, the ballot comes at a crucial time for Sudan. The president faces an international arrest warrant for alleged crimes in the troubled western region of Darfur and tensions remain between the Khartoum government and the semi-autonomous, mostly Christian south, despite a peace deal struck in 2005 to end a 22-year civil war.

BBC News: South Sudan leader urges split.  Southern Sudan leader Salva Kiir has made his strongest call for full independence when the region's status is decided at a referendum due in 2011. He said voting for unity with northern Sudan would make southerners "second class citizens" in their own land.  A referendum in the now semi-autonomous oil-rich south was part of the 2005 deal that ended decades of civil war.

Agence France-Presse: Sudan criticises renewal of US sanctions.  Sudan criticised the renewal of US economic sanctions on Khartoum on Sunday, saying the move ran counter to Washington's efforts to mediate between north Sudan and the country's semi-autonomous south. US President Barack Obama renewed the sanctions on Tuesday, a week after unveiling a new policy of pressure and incentives toward the Khartoum government. The sanctions restrict US trade with and investment in Sudan, freeze Sudanese government assets in the United States, and ban transactions with individuals and entities linked to the conflict in Darfur.

Voice of America: US Group Warns of Sexual Violence Against Darfur Refugees.  The U.S.-based group Physicians for Human Rights says Darfuri refugees sheltering in refugee camps in Chad are subject to ongoing sexual violence. The group is calling for more global awareness of the matter in the wake of the U.S. government's new policy on Sudan.

The following op-ed appeared in the Daily Record by Tanya Simon: Darfur is too important to forget.  There has not been much mention of Darfur in the media this year - or the year before, for that matter. It is not because the situation has improved. However, the crisis in Darfur did receive media attention recently, when the Obama  administration released its long-awaited policy on Sudan. Darfur activists welcomed this approach to address the ongoing crisis in Darfur and Sudan. President Barack Obama has long been an advocate for the people of Sudan, both as citizen and senator. It is refreshing to know that achieving peace and stability in this war-torn region is  still, with all of the other problems in the world, a priority. This newly released policy lays out three strategic objectives that are absolutely imperative to an effective strategy toward Sudan.

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