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Darfur in the News

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January 6, 2023

The Guardian: Sudan's new year of fear.  On Saturday, there will be exactly a year left to prevent the return of a conflict that was once the longest-running in Africa - Sudan's north-south war, which claimed about 2 million lives. This week sees the launch of Sudan365, a global campaign, as well as a major joint-agency report - Rescuing the Peace in Southern Sudan - which warns that a cocktail of rising violence, chronic poverty and political tensions has left the peace deal on the brink of collapse. Next Monday Daniel Deng, the archbishop of the Episcopal church of Sudan, and Rowan Williams, the archbishop of Canterbury, will meet Gordon Brown to discuss the growing crisis. A new Chatham House report urges the international community to re-engage with Sudan; and Glenys Kinnock, the minister for Africa, is travelling out there this week

Voice of America: Southern Sudan's Envoy Expresses Shock Over War Pronouncement.  Southern Sudan's envoy to the United States has expressed shock after an advisor of President Omar Hassan Bashir reportedly said the semi-autonomous south's possible independence could lead to "war." Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth said the advisor's pronouncement shows Khartoum's "sole" interest in natural resources rather than the country's unity.

Sudan Tribune: Opposition parties convene next week to decide on elections participation. 
The Sudanese opposition parties will meet next week to decide on whether they should take part in the upcoming elections scheduled for April 2010 or boycott it as they have threatened September. The meeting will be comprised of the political powers which took part in the Juba conference in September of last year including the Umma National Party, Umma Reform and Renewal Party (URRP), Sudanese Communist Party (SCP), Popular Congress Part (PCP), and other smaller parties.

AllAfrica: UNAMID Police Conclude Security Training for Upcoming Elections.  Yesterday, UNAMID police advisors concluded a series of security training sessions held for government police personnel in preparation for the upcoming general elections scheduled to be held in April this year. Training has been organised in all three of Darfur's states, in the state capitals as well as in several localities.

The following op-ed appeared in the Albany Times Union by Robert Messa: Obama must act to stop slaughter in Darfur.  Although there are pressing domestic issues dominating the headlines these days, there is an old headline that needs to be revisited.  The declared genocide occurring in the Darfur province of Sudan has seen the systematic slaughter of innocent men, women and children. More than 400,000 people have died according to figures that are only estimated because the brutal regime that is perpetrating this genocide will not let a proper count be taken.

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