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Aid group condemns junta-backed militia for attack in Sudan’s Darfur and other stories

Today we look at renewed attacks on communities in Darfur, Sudan; the results of France’s presidential runoff election, and more

Darfur violence, Sudan Over 83,000 displaced due to violence in Sudan’s Darfur region: OCHA

Among the multiple factors driving the violence are alleged mining interests, contest over land and water, and the attempt to end the war with a power-sharing deal between the leadership of the fighting parties without addressing the root causes or involving the communities

Death toll from armed clashes in Sudan’s West Darfur State rises to 132

The violence over the past weekend in El Geneina, the capital city of Sudan’s West Darfur State, has led to over 130 deaths and over 200 injuries. Behind these clashes lie failures in the peace process involving the transitional government and rebel groups

Darfur conflict Multiple waves of violence hit Darfur as UN-AU mission starts withdrawal

A peace deal – in effect a power-sharing agreement between the government and the armed rebel groups – has provided no solution to the root causes of the violence in the region, which has spiked after the decision to end the mandate of the UNAMID to protect civilians

Sudan RSF Trade union coalition in Sudan launches campaign to dissolve government-backed militia

The Sudanese Professionals Association launched the campaign following the torture and killing of a young activist, Bahaeldin Nouri, who was abducted by the intelligence wing of the government-backed Rapid Support Forces on December 21

Sudan mutiny Following mutiny by al-Bashir loyalists, Sudan appoints new intelligence chief

The armed mutiny by military personnel lasted for 15 hours and put into evidence the delicate security situation in the country

Peace in Darfur seems unlikely until dissolution of militias complicit in genocide

The latest bout of violence in Darfur, which is believed to have cost 48 lives, has halted peace negotiations. A sustainable peace process seems unlikely till the militias involved in mass killings are dissolved and those in power who supported them are overthrown

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