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Darfur in the News

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September 8, 2023

Associated Press: Report: 24 killed in South Sudan tribal violence. An attack on a southern Sudan village has left 24 people dead, while dozens were wounded, a newspaper reported Saturday. The incident was the latest in a rising wave of tribal violence in South Sudan that has killed more than 2,000 people, including many women and children, and displaced another 250,000, according to the U.N.  About 50 armed and masked men in military uniform on Friday stormed the southern village of Pigwrithiang belonging to the Dinka tribe, according to the daily Ajras al Huria, or Freedom Bells in Arabic. The village lies near the town of Malakal, about 400 miles (645 kilometers) south of the capital, Khartoum.

Voice of America: South Sudan Allies with Major Northern Opposition Leader.  South Sudan's ruling party has signed a political alliance with the former prime minister of Sudan, who was ousted by Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir 20 years ago. The agreement with the northern opposition party sets the stage for an electoral showdown next year between Khartoum and the South.  The Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) and the northern opposition party Umma signed the agreement Saturday following a multi-day visit by the former prime minister and opposition party leader, Sadiq al-Mahdi.  The accord brings the two parties together on a variety of issues, including the importance of free national elections next year and a fair Southern independence referendum in 2011. The two parties also agreed on an agenda of making national unity look attractive preceding the 2011 vote.

Gulf Times: Next round of Darfur talks in October. A new round of talks between the Sudanese National Unity Government and the Darfurian armed movements will be held in the last week of October. This was disclosed in a statement issued after HE the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Ahmed bin Abdullah al-Mahmoud and the UN/AU Joint Chief Mediator Djibril Bassole yesterday held talks here, which focused on ways to push forward the peace process and to achieve a comprehensive and lasting peace in Darfur.

Agence France-Presse: Sudan's Beshir gives award to UN peacekeeper. President Omar al-Beshir granted the outgoing head of the UN peacekeeping force in the Darfur region one of the country's top honours in a ceremony in Khartoum on Monday, a UN spokesman said.  Adada, who stood down on Monday as head of the world's largest peacekeeping force following a two-year mandate, received the award on a farewell visit to Beshir. The former foreign minister of the Republic of Congo raised eyebrows at the UN Security Council in April when he said unrest in the troubled Darfur region had quietened to a "low intensity conflict." 

Agence France-Presse: Sudan trouser woman freed after day in jail: union. Woman journalist Lubna Ahmed Hussein was freed on Tuesday after spending a day in jail for refusing to pay a fine for wearing "indecent" trousers, the Sudanese Union of Journalists said. Hussein was imprisoned on Monday after she refused to pay the fine imposed earlier the same day by a Khartoum court for wearing trousers deemed indecent. She could have faced one month in jail.  The journalist was wearing slacks when she was arrested along with 12 other women in a Khartoum restaurant in July.

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