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Darfur in the News

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September 14, 2023

Associated Press: Darfur refugee says US envoy unwelcome in camps.  The U.S. special envoy to Sudan is not welcome in Darfur's refugee camps because he has downplayed the scope of the crisis there, a refugee representative said Friday.  Scott Gration, the U.S. envoy, began his fifth trip to Sudan Wednesday in the south and plans to visit the refugee camps in the western region of Darfur later to assess the humanitarian situation.  Abu Sharati, a representative of the refugees, however, said Gration is not welcome after he suggested the displaced should return home and the U.S. should ease its sanctions on Sudan.

Agence France-Presse: Clooney vows not to give up on Darfur.  Actor George Clooney lamented on Saturday the ongoing failure to secure a lasting peace in Sudan's Darfur region, but vowed to keep shining a light on the country's problems. Clooney has used his stardom to draw attention to the plight of people in the western Sudanese region, which has been wracked by one of the world's most devastating ethnic conflicts.

Reuters: Threat of new north-south Sudan conflict remains: UN.  A new conflict could erupt in Sudan if its former civil war foes fail to agree on how to manage a 2011 referendum on whether the south should secede from the north, a U.N. official said on Friday.  North and south Sudan fought a two-decade war that ended with a peace deal in 2005 but tensions remain and time is running out to prepare for two deadlines in the accord -- a national election scheduled for 2010 and the referendum across the country's southern regions in 2011.  David Gressly, U.N. regional coordinator for southern Sudan, told reporters by video link that the north and south need to prepare now for both possible outcomes of the referendum and warned that they were behind schedule.

Christian Science Monitor: International Criminal Court eyes role beyond war-crimes trials.  Although spurned by the United States, the International Criminal Court approaches its first review conference next year with several high-profile war-crimes prosecutions under its belt. More recently, the court grabbed headlines by issuing a warrant for the arrest of Sudan's president, Omar al-Bashir, over alleged war crimes committed in the country's Darfur region.

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