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March 22, 2023

Sudan Tribune: Arab rights groups call on Mideast leaders to help guide Sudan.  A coalition of Arab rights groups from 20 countries called on the Arab League to "show leadership on Sudan" by getting involved during the potentially volatile upcoming year of elections and referenda.  The groups ask the Arab states to take steps like prioritizing a ceasefire in Darfur and supporting the inclusion of Arab civil society in monitoring elections and the upcoming referenda.  The call comes prior to the Arab Summit, to be held on March 26, 2023 in Seret, Libya, in an open letter addressed and delivered to Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa.

United Press International: Conference raises $850 million for Darfur.  The Organization of the Islamic Conference says it has raised $850 million to help resettle 2.7 million people displaced by war in Sudan's Darfur region.  The group, which has 57 member nations, raised the money Sunday at a conference in Cairo headed by Egypt and Turkey. The group ultimately aims to raise $2 billion overall to help the war-ravaged region, The Voice of America reported Monday.

Sudan Tribune: Sudan gives April 2 as deadline to reach Darfur peace deal.  The Sudanese Presidential Adviser in charge of Darfur file, Ghazi Salah Al-Deen gave 2nd of April as deadline to reach a peace deal in Darfur, disclosing he will meet rebels in Chad next week.

Reuters: Sudanese youth activists arrested, threatened ahead of polls. Sudanese youth activists said on Monday they were being arrested and threatened by security forces to stop them encouraging people to vote for a new government in Sudan's first multi-party polls in 24 years next month.  The youth opposition group Girifna, which translates as "we are fed up", said they had put him in a safe house, fearing for his life after he spoke openly about his ordeal.

Reuters: France invites Sudan, not Bashir, to summit.  French President Nicolas Sarkozy has asked Sudan to take part in a Franco-African summit in May, but has made clear that Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir should not attend, the Elysee said on Monday.  The summit had originally been set to take place in Egypt but France was concerned that Cairo would invite Bashir in person so reached a deal to switch the meeting to the French Riviera city of Nice, leaving Paris in charge of invitations.

Sudan Tribune: Sudan denied 15 aid groups permits to work in Darfur: official.  The Sudanese ministry of humanitarian affairs revealed that it has refused to allow 15 foreign aid groups to work in the western region of Darfur on the ground that the situation there has improved.  The government sponsored Sudanese Media Center (SMC) website quoted the state minister for humanitarian affairs Abdel-Baqi Al-Gailani as saying that Khartoum offered on these organizations to work in South Sudan instead.

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