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November 30, 2022

Reuters: Report urges sanctions against Sudan ruling party.  The United States and other world powers should impose sanctions on key members of the Sudanese government for refusing to end violence in Darfur and south Sudan, a report by an anti-genocide group said on Monday.  The Enough Project's report said there was a risk of a new civil war and warned that nationwide elections next year and a 2011 referendum on whether the oil-rich and semi-autonomous south should secede from the Khartoum-led north would not be free and fair.  The head of Save Darfur, a separate coalition of more than 180 religious, political, and human rights organizations, backed the main conclusions of the Enough Project report.  "Coordinated multilateral action is crucial to promoting peace in Sudan, and that action has to deal with the reality that the core of the problem is the ruling National Congress Party's seeking to maintain its domination of power and wealth," Save Darfur president Jerry Fowler told Reuters.  "It is difficult for me to see how a strategy that doesn't include pressure could succeed," he said.

All Headline News: Actress Maria Bello Honored By Save Darfur Coalition.  Actress Maria Bello is being honored by the Save Darfur Coalition as part of an initiative in conjunction with the internationally-observed 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence.  Bello has helped raise awareness about the ongoing genocide and gender-based violence in Darfur and Sudan. Bello has teamed up with Niemat Ahmadi, the Save Darfur Coalition's Darfuri Liaison Officer, to bring attention to the violence against women in a number of venues, including CNN.  "Maria Bello has used her celebrity to help the women in Darfur and throughout Sudan," said Niemat Ahmadi a genocide survivor and liaison to the Darfuri diaspora community at the Save Darfur Coalition. "Maria has greatly amplified the courageous voices of victims of sexual violence in Darfur, and is a leader in pressing for the end of sexual violence."  The Save Darfur Coalition and activists observe the 3rd day of the campaign by lighting a candle in honor of the victims.

The Examiner: Sex violence torture treatment doctor is honored as human rights defender. Today the Save Darfur Coalition is honoring Darfuri physician and human rights defender, Dr. Mohamed Ahmed, as part of an initiative associated with the internationally-observed "16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence."  Dr. Mohammed Ahmed works with victims of torture and sexual violence as a physician and as a professor of Medicine at el-Fasher University in Darfur.  He is also involved in negotiating a lasting peace resolution in Darfur.  "Dr. Ahmed has worked tirelessly to help women who have suffered from sexual violence and torture," said Niemat Ahmadi a genocide survivor and liaison to the Darfuri diaspora community at the Save Darfur Coalition. "Dr. Ahmed has risked his life and sacrificed to fight for those without a voice.  He is a leader in pressing for better conditions for victims of sexual violence."  The Save Darfur Coalition is asking human rights advocates to observe the 4th day of the campaign by writing a letter to one of Save Darfur Coalition's "16 Leaders" conveying appreciation for work they do to end violence against women.

AP: UN wants $7.1 billion for 2010 humanitarian work.  The United Nations asked Monday for $7.1 billion to pay for its humanitarian work around the world next year, with Sudan and its troubled Darfur region most in need and Afghanistan rising to second.  The money will go toward providing 48 million people in 25 countries with urgent aid such as tents, water and medicines, said U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who urged countries not to cut back on humanitarian donations as they struggle with economic turmoil at home.  The global body wants $1.9 billion to fund its operations in Sudan next year, down from $2.2 billion it asked for in 2009. Aid groups and U.N. agencies are responsible for meeting the basic needs of millions of Sudanese in the south and west of the country, where years of ethnic conflicts have led to widespread displacement and poverty.

AFP: Japan to send hundreds of peace-keepers to Sudan.  Japan plans to send hundreds of military personnel to Sudan next year to join UN peace-keepers overseeing an agreement that ended a 21-year north-south civil war, a report said Monday.  The government plans to send hundreds of army personnel to the UN Mission in Sudan to help build roads, transport goods and personnel by helicopter and provide medical aid, the Yomiuri Shimbun said without citing sources.  Japan now has two military officers dispatched to the headquarters of the UN mission, which groups 10,000 military and civilian personnel from more than 60 countries.  No immediate comment was available from Japan's defense ministry.

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