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October 6, 2023

AFP: Attacks 'show Darfur war not over'.  A leading international rights watchdog on Tuesday urged Sudan to rein in its forces in Darfur, saying renewed attacks in the restive region showed that the war was not over.  Sudanese army attacks killed 16 civilians and destroyed several villages over two days last month, New York-based Human Rights Watch said in a report.  "Recent clashes between the governing party-led Sudan armed forces and rebels in September and the use of indiscriminate bombings demonstrate that the war is not over," the report said.

VOA News: SPLM Dismisses Bashir's Dialogue Call.  Sudan's People Liberation Movement (SPLM) has dismissed as a ploy President Omar Hassan Bashir's call for dialogue. The President called for dialogue Monday in parliament to prevent violence in the April 2010 general election. But the SPLM accused President Bashir and his National Congress Party of attempting to re-negotiate the terms of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA). As part of the CPA, Sudan will hold presidential, parliamentary and local elections next year, its first general vote since 1986.

China View: Sudanese speaker threatens to table referendum bill.  Sudanese parliament speaker threatened on Monday to table a bill on the referendum on the self determination of southern Sudan in case two major political partners failed to agree on the legislation. Ahmed Ibrahim al-Tahir was referring to the differences between the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) which runs the southern Sudan government. Addressing the ninth session of the Sudanese parliament, al-Tahir said "the parliament has run out of patience as it is waiting for the political forces to agree on the points of difference."  The parliament, "in response to its duty in endorsing this bill during this last session, will be forced to table the bill if differences around it remain," he said.

The Georgia Bulletin: Religious leaders urge Obama administration to work for peace in Sudan.  Representatives of 10 different religious denominations met with the head of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships to nail down a U.S. commitment to fostering peace in Sudan. The representatives said Joshua DuBois, head of the White House office, told them that Sudan is a critical issue for President Barack Obama and that faith groups play an important role in drawing attention to Sudan. DuBois, according to the faith leaders, said addressing violence against women, which has been reported in Sudan, was a priority for Obama.

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