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November 20, 2022

Bloomberg: Gunmen Kill 11, Wound 4 in Attacks in Sudan's Darfur.  Unidentified gunmen, many riding on camels, killed 11 people in attacks on two villages in Sudan's Darfur region, the United Nations and African Union peacekeeping mission said today. More than 300 gunmen took part in the attack in the state of South Darfur, the mission said in an e-mailed statement. "The cause of the clashes is unconfirmed, although access to water seemed to be the trigger," the statement said. Analysts including Jeffery Sachs, a development economist at New York's Columbia University, have blamed world powers and the UN for focusing mainly on political and military solutions for the crisis in Darfur, while neglecting other root causes such as scarce natural resources.

Canada Views: Danish government must arrest Sudanese President if he attends climate conference.  Amnesty International has learned that the Danish government has invited Sudanese President al Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur, to attend a meeting in Copenhagen on climate change in December. "Denmark needs to make it clear that it will arrest President al Bashir if he travels to Copenhagen," said Christopher Keith Hall, Senior Legal Adviser at Amnesty International. "The International Criminal Court needs the cooperation of its member states. Under the Rome Statute, which established the ICC, Denmark has a duty to arrest and surrender any person within its territory who is subject to an arrest warrant issued by the ICC.  Denmark can and must demonstrate its leadership on bringing alleged perpetrators of the worst crimes to justice by acknowledging its duty to arrest," said Christopher Keith Hall.

The Sydney Morning Herald: Up against the Great Wall of China.  The world expected Barack Obama to win from Hu Jintao concessions the Chinese President wasn't in a position to deliver, writes John Garnaut.  China's security chief, Zhou Yongkang's three-day visit to President Omar al-Bashir coincided with the US President's time in Beijing with President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao. Obama and his team spoke bravely if not convincingly about China being receptive to its message on Iran, North Korea and Pakistan and Afghanistan. Sudan never made it to the list. On China's human rights both sides plainly disagreed.  Obama handled Beijing's strictures with grace but it wasn't easy going. Bashir, in Khartoum, found security chief Zhou Yongkang a more obliging dance partner.

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