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East Darfur Rizeigat, Ma’aliya sign peace accord

August 29 - 2016 EL MUGLAD
Representatives of the Rizeigat and Ma’aliya tribes attend the signing of a agreement to cease hostilities in East Darfur in August 2013 (Unamid)
Representatives of the Rizeigat and Ma’aliya tribes attend the signing of a agreement to cease hostilities in East Darfur in August 2013 (Unamid)

Leaders of the Ma’aliya and Rizeigat tribes signed a comprehensive peace document in El Muglad in West Kordofan on Saturday.

On Wednesday, a long-awaited reconciliation conference began in El Muglad, aiming to settle the ongoing conflict between the Agarba branch of the Ma’aliya and the southern Rizeigat in East Darfur.

Assistant to the President, Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid, said during the signing ceremony that the Sudanese government “is ready to support all measures that will support stability in the area”.

He stressed the need to collect all weapons from civilians, and called on all the parties to cooperate with the government in restoring the rule of law.

El Amin Baraka, the Governor of West Kordofan, said that the peace accord between the two tribes needs to be guarded by all, “to prevent rumours that may lead to renewed clashes”.

The Governor of East Darfur, Anas Fadlelmoula, welcomed the outcome of the conference, and called on all parties to stay committed to the reconciliation agreement.

He further expressed his confidence that “Sudan will have solved all its problems at sunset on the last day of this year, and we will move towards development and a comprehensive peace”.


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