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October 15, 2023

The Washington Post: Darfur Advocates, Rep. Wolf Intensify Pressure on Obama.  Human rights groups and lawmakers are ratcheting up pressure on the Obama administration this week over its approach to ending violence in Sudan, saying the White House and the State Department are treading too cautiously in dealing with the government in Khartoum. A coalition of U.S.-based advocates focused on the Darfur region -- where they say genocide is still being committed by the Sudanese government -- sent a letter to President Obama on Monday demanding the replacement of retired Air Force Maj. Gen. J. Scott Gration as special envoy to Sudan, arguing that his attempt to engage with the country's rulers "is wrong and deadly." "The good-intentioned yet soft approach of the General towards the Government of Sudan is abused and exploited by a regime that has continued to rule Sudan with fire and blood throughout the last twenty years," read the letter from nine groups, including the Darfur Reconciliation and Development Organization, and several individuals. Museveni - Sudan's President Bashir Can Visit Country. Uganda will not execute an international arrest warrant issued against Sudanese leader Gen. Omar El Bashir in the event he attends next week's African Union (AU) meeting in Kampala, President Museveni said yesterday.  Mr Museveni made the revelation while addressing a news conference at State House Entebbe where he confirmed that President Bashir had been invited, and was free to attend the AU's special summit on refugees, returnees and internally displaced persons in Africa slated for October 19 in Kampala, without the apprehension of a possible arrest. "Yes, we invited him, he is a head of state of an African country," said Mr Museveni.  A wanted man by the International Criminal Court for his alleged role in the Dafur crisis, President Bashir will be comforted by Mr Museveni's comments which will rekindle fresh debate on the relevance of the ICC and the commitment of member states in meeting obligations to the Court such as executing arrest warrants.

Xinhua: Doha int'l conference calls for rebuilding confidence in addressing Darfur crisis. All the concerned parties should take necessary efforts towards rebuilding confidence to bring in an atmosphere conductive to the comprehensive solution to the Darfur crisis, a statement from an international conference said here Wednesday. All the relevant parties should cherish the opportunity of peace talks in Doha to reach consensus to seal a final and comprehensive solution, said the statement issued at the Technical Workshop on Darfur Peace. The three-day event that ran from Monday to Wednesday grouped experts from the United Nations, African Union, European Union and representatives of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, the Qatar News Agency reported. The experts discussed issues including resuming peace talks on the Darfur crisis and ways toward a comprehensive solution to the crisis in the Sudanese region.

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