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JEM rebels slam Gambari’s statement on Darfur peace process

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October 20, 2011 (KHARTOUM) — The rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) slammed a communique released yesterday by the head of the joint peacekeeping mission (UNAMID) saying it does not reflect the position of the international envoys meeting on Darfur peace process.

Ibrahim Gambari (UN)

UNAMID chief Gambari Ibrahim Gambari, released a statement on Wednesday, calling on the rebel groups to join the Doha Darfur peace Document (DDPD). He further underlined that the envoys noted the need for "targeted measures" against the non-signatory rebels.

The 14 international envoys meeting which took place in El-Geneina, capital of West Darfur yesterday, did not yet release a joint statement on the conclusions of their Fourth Retreat.

"It is our understanding that the reported Communique was not final and doesn’t necessarily reflect the view of the envoys who participated at El-Geniana retreat," said Ahmed Hussein Adam; JEM’s Chairman Advisor on Foreign Affairs.

Gambari’s communique was seen as expressing his positions more than reflecting a general consensus reached in the one-day meeting. Different Western diplomats said under cover of anonymity that they are still discussing a draft statement.

"JEM, therefore, will reserve commenting on the communique until such time as the final authorised communique is released," Ahmed further emphasised.

The international envoys discussed ways to support the ongoing efforts to achieve a comprehensive peace in Darfur after the signing of the DDPD between the government and the former rebel Liberation and Equality Movement on 14 July (LJM).

JEM official however stressed they "continue to appreciate the support of the international community and all their efforts to reach a lasting and suitable solution to the conflict in Sudan."

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  • 21 October 2011 11:37, by Col Kowager

    It seems to happen every time this idiot Gambari opens his mouth - yet another failed UN Rep that needs to go back and live in his own country

  • 21 October 2011 12:32, by okucu pa lotinokwan

    Ibrahim Gambari should talk like someone who is representing the international community than agreeing on Doha peace agreement which will not yeild fruit for the Dafurians in future,why to fear NCP than disagreeing with their own interest JEM you are very correct,Africa leaders alway do no bring fruit in solving issues.

    OKUCU PA LOTINOKWAN

  • 21 October 2011 15:47, by Apolloos

    Durfurian!!!!! You will not and you will never find what you want should you relies on such paradoxical agreements. they are just cooling you while preparing their military tactics to dump you. Do more manly. Islamic brotherhood is not fitting in the modern politics its a old passion. But i have a dream that you Durfurians will realized your African ism 50 years to come.

  • 21 October 2011 19:40, by eye-of-an-eye

    Gambari is a coward, he fears of his friend Bashir, or may be he have been bribed to force innocent civilian who are insearch for freedom once more to more hostile situation.he though mayloose once he take step above Bashir’s orders.
    Mr. Gambari try to know that any word you uttter out should be measures accordling and it will judge your own dutties, otherwise do all for the needy than messing



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