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October 1, 2023

Small Arms Survey: Arms race between Northern and Southern Sudan escalates.  The armies of Northern and Southern Sudan have been engaging in an arms race since the signing of a peace agreement in 2005, according to a new report from the Small Arms Survey. The report comes amid growing tensions between the parties to the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) and fears of a return to North-South armed conflict. The report also notes the likelihood of additional weapons reaching armed groups and militias fomenting conflict in Darfur and within Southern Sudan.

PRNewswire: Sudan Advocacy Groups Call on National Security Adviser to Release Names of Outside Groups and Individuals he has met with on Sudan Policy.  The Washington Post today revealed that U.S. National Security Adviser James L. Jones and U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan Major General Scott Gration met with former National Security Adviser Robert "Bud" McFarlane to discuss Sudan policy at a time when McFarlane appears to have been working for the Government of Sudan. In the wake of these revelations, the Enough Project, Save Darfur Coalition, and Genocide Intervention Network released the following statement:
"Our three organizations call on National Security Adviser Jim Jones to publicly release the full list of outside individuals and groups that he has personally met with to discuss Sudan policy and U.S.-Sudan diplomatic relations. This transparency is in keeping with President Obama's repeated pledges to govern openly and with the benefit of public input into the policymaking process. It would also offer important reassurance that the National Security Adviser is seeking a broader circle of counsel on Sudan policy than an individual who appears to be working for the Sudanese government headed by a wanted war criminal."

Voice of America: Southern Sudan Denies Issuing Ultimatum. The Southern Sudanese government has denied issuing an ultimatum to the National Congress Party (NCP) over disagreements about the full implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (SPA). Sudanese Pres. Omar al-Bashir's NCP is often accused of refusing the implement the CPA.This followed reports that opposition political parties, including the Southern Sudanese government had threatened to boycott the scheduled April 2010 general election if the NCP fails to fully implement the CPA. But Juba denied issuing the ultimatum, saying it wanted the NCP to expedite implementation of the agreement.

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