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Sudan and armed groups agree to extend talks for one month


Ahmed Tugud Darfur groups spokesperson speaks to reporters with al-Taishi (L) on 24 February 2020 (SC photo)
March 10, 2020 (JUBA) - The talks for peace in Sudan have been extended until 9 April, announced the South Sudanese mediation on Monday.

The announcement was made by Dhieu Matouk, the spokesman of the mediation team in Juba after a meeting with the Sudanese government and Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) with the South Sudanese chief mediator Tut Kew Gatluak.

"The parties agreed to extend the peace talks for a month starting from the eighth of March and ending on the ninth of next April," he said.

The extension deal was signed by Shams al-Din Kabbashi, member of the Sovereign Council, and member of the government negotiating delegation, the leaders of the SRF groups and Gatluak, the head of the mediation team.

Matouk said that the parties agreed to the one-month extension with a timetable determining the specific topics and the amount of time allocated for discussion on each topic.

Last month, the SPLM-N led by Malik Agar said the negotiations were entering the final stages as the group is discussing the security arrangements with the government.

However, Darfur groups say they want the extension of the transitional period, the establishment of a regional entity in Darfur, the power-sharing at the state and national levels.

Talks with the SPLM-N led by Abdel Aziz al-Hilu are deadlock as the group refuses to engage peace talks with the government without including the self-determination and the secular state on the agenda of the negotiations.


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  • 11 March 10:00, by Fathi

    Why is the military running the peace negotiations if they’re not the ones making concessions?
    Power-sharing at the state and national levels is a must.
    The transition shouldn’t be extended by more than 6 months.
    What is their reasoning behind "the establishment of a regional entity in Darfur"?
    Article 20 must not change!

    • 11 March 10:03, by Fathi

      As far as I can tell, they haven’t made any concessions and appear to have no sense of urgency in concluding peace talks. The SRF should accept the appointment of temporary governors if peace talks haven’t concluded by the end of the month.

      • 11 March 10:09, by Fathi

        In my opinion, secularism is a legitimate demand, especially given the former government’s track record but should be decided by a representative parliament not a handful of people.

        • 11 March 10:15, by Fathi

          If the government agrees to secularism, wealth sharing, and power-sharing, why still demand a vote on if to secede?
          The deciding on self-determination should not fall under the transitional government’s mandate.

          I’m concerned at likelihood of actually establishing peace in South Kordofan and parts of blue nile that are controlled by Al-Hilu.

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