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October 7, 2023

AFP: Top powers press Sudan on peace deal ahead of vote.  Envoys from the UN Security Council's top powers have called on Sudan's feuding parties to urgently implement a 2005 peace accord and prepare for 2010 elections.  Top envoys from Britain, China, France, Russia, the United States and the European Union "underlined the urgency of progress to further efforts for the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement," a US statement said.  The six powers also "urged the parties to reach agreement as soon as possible on arrangements for free and fair national elections in 2010 and the 2011 referendum, as well as on a work-plan to address issues of shared interest that will arise after 2011."

Sudan Tribune: Sudan denies recruiting former US officials as lobbyists. The Sudanese government dismissed as false a Washington Post report published last week describing efforts by Khartoum to recruit former US officials to work as lobbyists to press Washington to lift sanctions and remove Sudan from the list of countries that sponsor terrorism. The efforts have so far been successful in attracting Robert McFarlane, the former National Security Advisor to President Ronald Reagan, the newspaper reported but in a manner that that would not require disclosure on his part.  Sudan, through an intelligence officer stationed in Ethiopia, managed to secure a contract from Qatar to a firm owned by McFarlane worth $1.3 million in return for his lobbying, the newspaper reported. 

VOA: Rights Group Defends Report Over Darfur Violence.  Human Rights Watch says it stands by its report which stated that the war in Sudan's restive Darfur region has not ended. The report sharply contradicted earlier observations from the United Nations and African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), which claimed the violence, has ended.  Khartoum dismissed the rights group's report describing it as one-sided and an affront to the government and people of Sudan.  The administration also accused Human Rights Watch of bias and having a political agenda to tarnish the reputation of President Omar Hassan Bashir's government. The rights group however denied the charges as unfounded.

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