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September 2023International News

At Least 40 Killed After Airstrike in Sudan

On September 10, an airstrike on an open marketplace in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum resulted in over 40 deaths and more than 55 wounded, reports The Associated Press. The attack was the latest carried out by the Sudanese army as Khartoum has become an open battleground between two rival military factions in the country since April 2023.

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Tigrayan Rebels Open to Peace Talks With Ethiopian Government

On September 11, Ethiopia’s Tigray rebels announced that they are willing to participate in peace talks headed by the African Union (AU), reports Al Jazeera.  This announcement comes after fighting resumed between the Ethiopian Federal Government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) in August.

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Civil War in South Sudan Threatens Genocide

The civil war began three years ago when the nation’s President, Salva Kiir, accused his deputy minister, Reik Machar, of plotting a coup against him. Armed factions took to the streets to beat Machar into submission. On November 11th, the UN Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide, Adam Dieng, alerted that the Sudanese media helped militias target civilians along ethnic lines. Social media sites prevalent throughout the world served as vehicles for the transmission of the media’s hate speech, thus furthering the polarization and radicalization of South Sudan’s citizenry. The ouster of Machar in July only reignited the violence.

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