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Juba to host peace talks between Khartoum and all Sudanese armed groups: adviser


Tut Gatluak (C) speaks to reporters in Juba (file photo)
November 5, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudanese government will host peace talks between the Sudanese government and all the armed groups in Sudan including Darfur movement, announced the presidency in Juba.

Last week, Juba announced a mediation to reunite the two factions of the Sudan Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) and narrow the gaps between them and Khartoum in an effort to facilitate a peaceful settlement for the conflict in the Two Areas which border South Sudan.

But on Monday Presidential Adviser Tut Kew Gatluak announced that all the armed opposition groups in Darfur are also invited to Juba for discussions with the Sudanese government in a bid to reach a comprehensive peace agreement in Sudan.

"President Kiir has invited all the Sudanese armed opposition groups, whether in Darfur or in the two states of the Blue Nile and South Kordofan states, to participate in the (peace) talks in Juba," he told reporters on Monday.

Gatluak who chaired his government delegation for the Khartoum peace talks further stated that all the Sudanese groups welcomed the mediation of President Kiir between them and the Sudanese government.

"Next week, the Sudanese government delegation and the opposition negotiating teams will gather in Juba in order to begin peace talks," he added.

President Omer al-Bashir, in the past, refused a proposal Kiir had made to mediate between the government and the rebels in the Two Areas. However, the relationship between men has been strengthened during the three months of talks between the South Sudanese warring parties.

The Juba process for peace in Sudan will tackle all the outstanding issues in the African Union-brokered process to end the conflict in the Two Areas. The same for the armed groups Darfur which had failed to conclude a humanitarian ceasefire agreement in Addis Ababa before to move for the political talks in Doha.

In Khartoum, the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) welcomed the South Sudanese mediation and recalled the benchmarks for peace in Sudan.

The Head of NCP Information Sector, Ibrahim Siddiq Ali, said in a statement issued in Khartoum that the point of reference for the Two Areas is the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP), the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) includes the benchmarks for the talks with the armed groups in western Sudan.

He also underscored that the dialogue with the political opposition remains governed by the National Document and the recommendation of the National Dialogue Conference.


The SPLM-N Agar welcomed the inclusion of Darfur groups in the Juba process and praised once again the initiative of President Salva Kiir to bring to Juba the SPLM-N factions and the Sudanese government to discuss peace in Sudan.

"The initiative of President Salva Kiir will support the efforts of the African Union and the international community and will pave the way for a comprehensive solution to the whole Sudanese issue," Yasir Arman told Sudan Tribune from Juba.

Arman stressed that the South Sudanese mediation between the Sudanese parties is a good opportunity in light of regional changes, including the peace agreement in South Sudan.

"This initiative supports the conclusion of a comprehensive and lasting solution between the Sudanese parties and it should include all the factions of the Sudanese opposition," said Arman.

The presence of the armed groups from South Kordofan and Blue Nile states and Darfur region along the border area between the two countries and inside South Sudan caused many problems between Juba and Khartoum in the past.

In a speech before the United Nations General Assembly on 28 September 2018, the South Sudanese First Vice-President Taban Deng Gai called on Khartoum to negotiate a peaceful settlement of its conflicts in Darfur and the Two Areas, saying these conflicts affect stability in South Sudan and the whole region.

The 2015 peace agreement between Juba and the armed opposition groups included an article providing to disarmed, demobilized and repatriated the Sudanese armed groups present in the country.


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  • 5 November 2018 23:51, by lino

    It is a right way forward !!! Also, Ngok people in Abyei need both Khartoum and Juba to sit down, endorse and recognize their October , 2013 Referendum !!!

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    • 6 November 2018 16:13, by garrak1520

      This is what you call bullshit. South Sudan government for the last 5 years could not and would not implement willingly agreement signed by all parties. Hope it is just "HOSTING" by giving them space but not trying to mediate, that’s not the strength of Kiir Administration.

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  • 6 November 2018 07:03, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    I totally disagree
    Salva Kiir, can’t mediate the on going separation of two faction of Malik Agar and Abdhaleziz el Hilu army.
    This task given to Juba by Khartoum government, is another way to threatening Kiir, to determine his peace building in S.Sudan between all rivals groups.

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    • 6 November 2018 12:43, by Paul

      While the intention to mediate between brothers is pure, I just tthink this will be a distraction to paying full attention to the needed implementation of the peace agreement in SS. Kiir and Machair need no more in their plates.

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      • 6 November 2018 14:49, by jubaone

        The timelines for implementation have not been held, lack of funds (US, Troika etc) still reluctant as long as state of emergency, detained political opponents not freed, flagrant violation of CoH. Be intelligent and read through the lines. This peace is a dream for dreamers and lazy thinkers. Nothing will happen.

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  • 6 November 2018 07:08, by Lenin Bull

    The use of counter-insurgency strategy has perfectly worked in favour of South Sudan. The Arab Islamic Terrorists in Khartoum deluded themselves for long time that they are the only ones who can create problems for others for own selfish advantage. They used the Nuer, Shilluk, and Murle miserable elements to destabilize and destroy South Sudan, South Sudan used SPLM/A N, and Darfur rebels.

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    • 6 November 2018 15:23, by jubaone

      Most hardcore NIF or Bashirists have long infiltrated the SPLM and have been successful in fragmenting it. Gatluak Gew, Dr. Riak Gai, Dr. Dhieu Mathok, several presidential advisors, parliamentarians are still aligned to Bashir. These moles and trojan horses have long defeated the SPLM which has been reduced to a jienge outfit. Try again

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  • 6 November 2018 07:09, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Riek Machar, supposes to mediate SPLM-N rivals armies and Kiir, should mediate the peace between government and rebels groups in the Sudan.

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    • 6 November 2018 07:43, by Games

      Why not Taban Deng Gai you have chosen to be a 1st VP. Those rebells in North Sudan are Salva Kiir allies and let him deals with them.

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  • 6 November 2018 07:13, by Lenin Bull

    The government of South Sudan defeated all militias created trained armed and sponsored by Sudan against South Sudan such as Agwelek, SPLA-IO, Cobra, Peter Gadet, etc. Now is time for Sudan to drop that strategy because it did not work in its interests. If the true peace for Sudan is negotiated it will mean giving Darfur region to black people in Darfur, Skordofan to Nuba, and Blue Nile to Uduk

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  • 6 November 2018 07:16, by Lenin Bull

    and Ingassana, and Kassala region to Beja People who are Africans.Dr.John Garang once correctly predicted that " Sudan can never and will never be the same again" because a fundamental change has occurred brought by SPLM/SPLA.

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  • 6 November 2018 07:19, by Lenin Bull

    Anyway if Sudan doesn’t change, then it can continue to use the Nuer and Shilluk against South Sudan and South Sudan will use Darfur, Nuba, Ingassana, Uduk, Beja, and other oppressed minorities in Sudan against Sudan period.

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  • 6 November 2018 07:22, by Lenin Bull

    When I talk about SPLM/SPLA I mean the original liberation movement by Dr.John Garang not this Ngundaeng defiled tribal SPLA/SPLM-IO.

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  • 6 November 2018 07:27, by Games

    Lenin Bull
    I don’t think that you really know the word defeat meant in Military and politics. Salva Kiir and M7 plus their allies miserably failed to defeat IO. Defeating an organisations, you have to dismantled their networks organisation. Arrested their tops leaders. Have no political activities in the country. Have no military presence in the country and many more. But IO network organisation i

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  • 6 November 2018 07:31, by Games

    But IO network organisation is still strong in the country. They have huge military presence in the country. Their tops leaders are still in the country. Salva Kiir has absolutely achieved nothing but good at killing unarmed civilians

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  • 6 November 2018 16:05, by Eastern

    Hihihihihihi.......! These black mouthed jenge don’t cease to amaze the world! IGAD threw Somalia at South Sudan as peace monitors and now the restive South Sudan wants to sit down Al Bashir and his nemesis. Managing a country is far cry of leading a country with people who think outside the kraal!

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  • 6 November 2018 17:54, by Eastern

    The jenge people QUICKLY forget that UPDF battalion X, Y & Z are made of folks from Yumbe, Koboko, etc districts of Uganda. JENGE days are numbered...!

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