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March 15, 2023

Al Jazeera: US envoy praises Darfur peace talks. The Qatari capital Doha has hosted direct peace talks between the Sudanese government and various Sudanese opposition groups, in the run-up to next month's general elections. It will be the first multiparty poll in a quarter of a century.

BBC News: Darfur rebel row jeopardizes Sudan peace deal.  A row between Darfur rebel groups has thrown into doubt a peace deal between the rebels and Sudan's government. One rebel group signed a preliminary deal last month, and a final agreement was due to be completed on 15 March.   But the BBC's correspondent in Khartoum says talks have stalled as another rebel faction pursues separate talks.

Reuters: Two French aid workers held in CAR released.  Two French aid workers kidnapped in the Central African Republic last year were freed in Sudan's Darfur region on Sunday, after more than 100 days in captivity.  Olivier Denis and Olivier Frappe were seized in the town of Birao on the border with Chad and Sudan on November 22, while working for the French aid organization Triangle.

Al Jazeera: Sudan opposition seeks poll delay.  A number of Sudan's opposition leaders have met in Khartoum, the country's capital, to discuss the postponement of the elections - both presidential and parliamentary - due to take place between April 11 and 18.  Some of these politicians will also be contesting for the presidency. They say they want the elections delayed because there are problems that need to be resolved.

The following piece is by Sean P. Brooks on Foreign Policy: Peace in Darfur: still a long way off.  It is too early to tell - but the "framework agreement" recently signed between the Government of Sudan and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), the most effective armed rebel movement in Darfur, offers some hope for peace in Darfur. The commitment to an immediate ceasefire and reaching a final accord by March 15 advances the dialogue further than at any point since May 2006 - when President Omar al-Bashir's government signed the Darfur Peace Agreement (DPA) with what was then considered the strongest of the movements. The problems with that agreement are the same as those threatening the current talks: the fragmentation of the movements and questions about the sincerity of the Sudanese government.

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