August 31, 2020 (Washington, D.C.) - Today, Sudan's Chairman of the Transitional Sovereign Council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and the Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok signed a comprehensive agreement with The Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF), a coalition of rebel groups from the western region of Darfur and the southern states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile. The ceremony took place in Juba in the presence of South Sudan President Salva Kiir, whose country hosted and mediated the talks.
Suliman Baldo, Senior Advisor at The Sentry, said: "The signed agreement today is a significant step forward for achieving lasting peace in Sudan, but peace will remain far from comprehensive until the reasons that motivated the boycott of non-signatories are satisfactorily addressed. The agreement doesn't offer a clear separation of state and religion as demanded by SPLM-AL-Hilu and many Sudanese who denounce the weaponization of religion in Sudanese politics. Many in Sudan are also apprehensive about the armed movement's insistence on an over-representation in government positions, which is delaying the transition to democracy."
The Darfur movement led by Abdel-Wahid Nur and the main faction of the SPLM led by Abdel-Aziz Al-Hilu were not party to the agreement, but the latter said it does not object to the Juba process, leaving the door open to further negotiations. The agreement went a long way in addressing the root causes of conflicts in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile states and charted a path to devolution of power to Sudan's peripheral regions and more equitable distribution of the national wealth and political representation among Sudan diverse regions.
ABOUT THE SENTRY
The Sentry is an investigative and policy team that follows the dirty money connected to African war criminals and transnational war profiteers and seeks to shut those benefiting from violence out of the international financial system. By disrupting the cost-benefit calculations of those who hijack governments for self-enrichment in East and Central Africa, the deadliest war zone globally since World War II, we seek to counter the main drivers of conflict and create new leverage for peace, human rights, and good governance. The Sentry is composed of financial investigators, international human rights lawyers, and regional experts, as well as former law enforcement agents, intelligence officers, policymakers, investigative journalists, and banking professionals. Co-founded by George Clooney and John Prendergast, The Sentry is a flagship initiative and strategic partner of the Clooney Foundation for Justice.
Learn more at https://thesentry.org/.
Newer news items:
- South Sudan's R-ARCSS: Two years on - 16/09/2020
- Brief profile of Giant Political party In the Republic of South Sudan, Mighty SPLM - 16/09/2020
- Maj. Gen. Dr Akol Ayii Madut was found innocent by the Economic Crisis Management Committee: A response to Mr. Deng Yel Deng - 15/09/2020
- Why We Need Prof. John Akech Apuruot In The Ministry Of Finance And Planning - 06/09/2020
- Gen. John Akot Maluth of DNPI is a selfless and hardworking Professional Police Officer - 05/09/2020
Older news items:
- Public Disclaimer - Tarir makoi, Spokesperson of SSNYU - 31/08/2020
- In response to Rev. Joshua Dau Diu on his continued false claims about Malakal town - 22/08/2020
- Question only to the fragile colleagues of Mayom Paul Abol Lok - 22/08/2020
- A Reply To A Letter By The Title "Discrimination Against Balanda Community By Azande In Tambura County" - 20/08/2020
- The fallacy of using the notion of ‘Alliance’ in Equatoria politics - 19/08/2020
Popular news items:
- The Final Communique of SPLM-DC Third Session of the National Council - 29/03/2011 - Read 67703 times
- Roles and Definition of Political Parties - 29/04/2011 - Read 56644 times
- Agriculture in Southern Sudan: Challenges and Investment Opportunities - 06/10/2010 - Read 34590 times
- Fashoda Youth Forum Rehabilitation of Drainage Culverts in Malakal town Report - 07/08/2008 - Read 26853 times
- Dozens of gunmen on horseback ambush peacekeepers - 24/05/2008 - Read 24287 times