News from Darfur
The Darfur Women Civil and Political Bloc Initiative decried the weakness of their participation in sovereign positions and decision-making across the country which they indicated did not exceed 10%. The constitutional decree had stated that the representation of women in government should not be less than 40%.
Head of the Federal Umma Party in North Darfur state, Anwar Ishak Suleiman, called on the government to enact laws and regulations that would deter the spread of hate speech and tribal/regional extremism among society.
The government of Central Darfur state has declared a state of emergency and a curfew in the state and imposed a curfew from 6PM to 6 AM daily.
Students protesting against the continued disruption of water and electricity in the capital city of North Darfur state (AL-Fashir) were met with a violent response by the authorities.