BREAKING NEWS: Sudanese leaders sign the long awaited peace deal in Juba, South Sudan
Oct 3, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — The Sudanese peace agreement, whose signing was delayed by rain this morning in the South Sudan capital, Juba, is officially signed by the government of Sudan and a coalition of armed oppositions under the banner of the Sudanese Revolutionary Front (RSF), among others.
The peace agreement has given Blue Nile, Southern Kordofan and Darfur self-autonomy during the transitional period.
The signing was witnessed by the President of Federal Republic of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Sahle-Work Zewde, President of the Republic of Djibouti, Ismail Omar Guelleh and President of the Republic of Chad, Idriss Déby Itno.
While the comprehensive peace agreement was signed by the government and major armed opposition groups from Darfur, Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile, it was not signed by armed factions led by Abdel Wahid Nur, a break away faction from the Darfur’s SLM movement, and also by the SPLM-North rebel group led by Abdel Aziz Adam al-Hillu.
The two rebel factions refused to be part of the signing saying that the Sudan Revolution for change that came into behind in April this year has been hijacked and compromized by the army.
These opposition groups demand that some keys leaders such the Sudan deputy president, Gen. Mohamed Hamdan “Hemeti” Dagolo, should have been removed from the peace agreement altogether for such leaders are accused of human rights violations and war crimes in Darfur in the past.
The Transitional Sovereign Council of Sudan, the United Arab Emirates and Chad also signed the agreement as peace guarantors.
Unlike the South Sudanese counterparts, who signed many peace deals and hardly implement them, Sudan may struggle to implement the peace agreement, however, the Sudanese leaders are aware of the challenges and they pledged to give the implementation their best shot.