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Eastern Sudan vows to reintegrate ex-fighters

September 22 - 2015 PORT SUDAN
Eastern Front troops, 2007 (Christopher Milner/Pulitzer Center)
Eastern Front troops, 2007 (Christopher Milner/Pulitzer Center)

The Red Sea state government signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the factions constituting the Eastern Front on Sunday, to find satisfactory solutions for about 900 demobilised former combatants whose names have been adopted in the final demobilisation list.

The Eastern Front alliance of opposition forces include El Usood El Hurra, the Beja Congress, the East Democratic Party, and the High Committee for the Demobilised of the Red Sea.

The memorandum has placed a number of ex-combatants in government and federal institutions jobs, while others have chosen for ownership of productive projects.

Two weeks ago, the chairman of the Eastern Front Ex-Combatants Committee of Red Sea state demanded an investigation into the security arrangements file of the Eastern Sudan Peace Agreement (ESPA) because it found that fake names are included on demobilisation lists of northern Sudan.

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