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Al-Burhan voices support for Juba as venue for Sudan peace talks


Leaders of Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda and Egypt at the opening sessions of Sudan peace process in Juba on 14 October 2019 (Sovereign Council Photo)

October 14, 2019 (JUBA) - The head of the Transitional Sovereign Council has expressed confidence in Juba’s ability to host Sudan’s peace talks as the head of the Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) renewed his call to discuss their reservations and fully implement the Juba Declaration.

After the fall of the Bashir regime, Juba strongly renewed its initiative for peace in Sudan, pointing to its good relations with the armed movements and proposed to host the talks instead of facilitating the peace process as it had suggested in the past.

However, after the signing of the Juba Declaration on September 11, the SRF complained that there are many prisoners of war still in jail, attacks against civilians continue to occur in Darfur, and the lack of an African Union mandate for the peace process.

The opening session of the peace process, besides President Salva Kiir and Sudan’s Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, was attended by President Museveni of Uganda, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia and the Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly.

In his speech, al-Burhan praised President Salva Kiir, who described him as the elder brother for his initiative to achieve peace in Sudan and expressed confidence in the Juba as a venue to host the peace process.

Juba "is one of the most qualified capitals to make a real breakthrough in the peace file in Sudan," said al-Burhan.

He further said that "the change that took place in Sudan after the December Revolution" opened a new horizon of peace with which the negotiations became based on partnership.

"The leaders of the armed struggle are partners in the change that took place in the country," he stressed.

He reiterated his keenness that Juba’s process reaches a settlement that would end the war by addressing the root causes of the conflict.

The leader of the collegial presidency also called for establishing a regional bloc to deal with the peace and security of the region.

The region’s leaders, in their different remarks, welcomed the efforts of the Government of South Sudan to bring peace to Sudan and appealed to the Sudanese parties to join hands to end the war and work together to achieve the economic recovery of their country and the welfare of the citizens.

For his part, the head of the Revolutionary Front reiterated their commitment to reach a just peace, but called for the regional and international participation in the talks and stressed on "the need for a clear mandate from the African Union to enable the Sudanese parties to enter into a successful political process."

He also underlined the need to "activating the Juba Declaration and implementing all its provisions, including the cessation of hostilities and the unconditional release of all prisoners", in addition to discussing the necessary details related to the peace process.

Sudan Tribune learnt that al-Burhan held meetings with the leaders of the Revolutionary Front to discuss their reservations, and another separate meeting with Abdel Aziz al-Hilo on the peace process and the need to start negotiations.

The South Sudanese mediation team has proposed to begin with the security arrangements and to sign a ceasefire agreement.

The government negotiating team is supposed to start talks with the SRF negotiating team to reach an agreement on their concerns.

Observers noted the presence of all the SRF leaders except Minni Miinawi of the Sudan Liberation Movement who did not attend the event.


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  • 15 October 2019 02:34, by Pakuai

    "Al-Burhan voices support for Juba as venue of Sudan peace talks"
    Doesn’t North Sudan has peace peace already? what did the ’IGAD, the AU, the so-called troika (the US, the UK and Norway) and the EU’ negotaiting in ’the hotels, brothels and bars of Adis Ababa and later went celebrate in Khartoum’ that they have achieve their peace in Sudan?>>>>>

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    • 15 October 2019 02:43, by Pakuai

      For South Sudanese people with brains, let ’Darfur get independence from North Sudan or join Chad and brings ’Southern Kordufan and Southern blue Nile to South Sudan and make Mr. El Hilu first vice president and Malik Agar minister of internal affair’ they are were our best allies who died in trenches with South Sudanese people will not have problems with them whatsoever>>>

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      • 15 October 2019 02:52, by Pakuai

        and let work to take back our Khartoum. Fellows, our elders have been telling us that we are just bunch of young boys with bad attitudes towards white people. But we have told our elders that the ’white people, their Arab client states and some vassal countries who work for them don’t give a damn about black people around the world, let alone black South Sudanese’>>>>

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        • 15 October 2019 03:01, by Pakuai

          Fellows l will told you this example and i will again tell again. Liberia, is a country in West Africa, most of the former slave by the Europeans and the US who didn’t want to live with their former masters were shipped back to Liberia, and their country was called ’Liberia (liberated people) and their capital city, Monrovia (after US president James Monroe)>>>

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          • 15 October 2019 03:11, by Pakuai

            In Sierra Leone, mountain lion (after Americas big wild cat) and their their city was named Freetown (a freed people town). Indigenous Africans who live in ’Liberia and Sierra Leone’ were not consulted about the resettlement of their enslaved brothers, because they din’t matter to white people anyway. The former slaves from Liberia became masters to their own indigenous Liberians>>>

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            • 15 October 2019 03:21, by Pakuai

              Timber resources was shipped to ’US and Europe’ free and a few perks were to former slaves. The same was done in Sierra Leone. Many former slaves sent their children to US and go and live as free citizens and Charles Taylor, Ellen Sirleaf and others are the testament of that dirty trade fellows>>>

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              • 15 October 2019 03:32, by Pakuai

                The indigenous of ’Liberia and Sierra Leone’ later noticed that they were being scammed by their own brothers and sisters and that was why there were bloody wars in Liberia. The same in Sierra Leone and the most vivid example to many people here in Africa and around the world was ’blood diamond’:https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/blood_diamond

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                • 15 October 2019 03:41, by Pakuai

                  My lowly informed South Sudanese. There are people here in South Sudan who love foreign things. Our country is one of the country where over 70% population is illiterate. And this is understandable to us and some of our best friends. And we have the best educated ’boys and girls’ than even ’white Americans, English people and Arabs’, and we don’t like rubbish.>>>>

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                  • 15 October 2019 03:53, by Pakuai

                    Fellows, the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus (so-called israel) and some of their creeps here in ’IGAD and the AU’ have to be ’warned’. We are going settle ’our scores’ with them. South Sudan is here, we are the Ancient Egyptians fools. We Dinkas/Muonyjiengs of the Sudan are the masters of ’long shot war fares’>>>>

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                    • 15 October 2019 04:07, by Pakuai

                      We ’store war/shelf it’ and bring back when we want to fight it. We are here fellows, and we are going to see where losers who have making a living over country and people going to going to. We have here our losers. We have have informed we are going to ’round up’ the *Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, Nepalese, Sri Lankans, Abeshas (ethiopians), Kenyans, Ghanaians,>>>>>>

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                      • 15 October 2019 04:16, by Pakuai

                        South Koreans and some of their creeps who were brought to our country as peace peacekeepers*. The evil in ’the US, the UK, the UN, their sleazy allies in between have been using our country and people geopolitical chess game or football all times, but the evils are going to be bombed to near extinction>>>

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