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November 23, 2022

Reuters: Sudan delays elections by six days.  Sudan on Sunday announced a six-day delay to long-awaited elections to make up for hold-ups in registering millions of voters in the oil-producing country. Election officials have faced huge logistical challenges in rolling out the first multi-party polls in 24 years in Sudan, Africa's largest country. Sudan's National Elections Commission said it was extending voter registration across the country by seven days to December 7 because of a late start in some areas and appeals for an extension from some political parties. As a result, the start of the ballot would be pushed to April 11, 2023 from April 5, said a statement from the Commission on state news agency Suna.

Sudan Tribune: Darfur rebel leader meets Salva Kiir, praises strategic relations with SPLM. Abdel Wahid Al-Nur, the founder of the rebel Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) praised the "strategic relations" between his group and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) saying that the ties between the two political forces "are now on the right track".  Sudan First Vice President and Chairman of the SPLM Salva Kiir, met with the rebel leader during his official visit to Paris this week where they discussed issues related to Darfur peace process, the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) and the next year general election.

Sudan Tribune: Sudan downplays calls for arresting Bashir in Denmark.  The Sudanese government downplayed calls made by Amnesty International to arrest president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir should he arrive in Denmark for the UN Climate Change Conference to be held in Copenhagen next month.  Denmark sent an invitation to Bashir noting that despite an arrest warrant by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for him, the climate conference is a UN event making it obligated to invite all heads of government without exception.

Reuters: Sudan sentenced children to die over rebel raid - UN. Sudan sentenced six children to death for taking part in a Darfur rebel attack on Khartoum but has since promised not to execute them, a top United Nations official said on Sunday. A Sudanese government official said he could not comment on the case but added child executions were not allowed under the law and there were checks to keep youngsters off death row.

Post-Gazette: Showing leg: Sudan's separation of church and state. A few months after she was arrested for wearing pants, Lubna Hussein was lounging around her home in a shady, upper-class neighborhood in this capital along the Nile River. It was a hot afternoon, but the 34-year-old Sudanese journalist was wearing thick jeans adorned with sequins and embroidered flowers. In July, Ms. Hussein attempted to shame Sudan's Islamist ruling party by inviting reporters to view her public flogging, a punishment under Islamic law that is sometimes applied here -- by leather whip or bamboo cane of the sort used on camels -- to women deemed to have violated decency laws.

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