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Sudan Appeal forces to meet in Paris

July 4 - 2016 ADDIS ABABA
Minni Arko Minawi, leader of the Sudan Liberation Movement (Unamid)
Minni Arko Minawi, leader of the Sudan Liberation Movement (Unamid)

The Sudanese opposition forces allied under the Sudan Appeal will meet in the French capital in the coming weeks to agree on future targets.

In an interview with Radio Dabanga on Sunday, Minni Arko Minawi, leader of the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM-MM), said that the leadership of the Sudan Appeal in Addis Ababa advised a broad meeting with the twenty Sudan Appeal signatories to discuss

A committee was formed for this purpose to prepare for the Paris conference “on a basic structure and programme of the Sudan Appeal forces”.

Ceasefires

On 17 June, the Sudanese president declared a four-month unilateral cessation of hostilities in Blue Nile and South Kordofan. On Thursday, the second day of the visit of US Special Envoy Donald Booth to Khartoum, the Sudanese Foreign Ministry announced a unilateral ceasefire in Darfur.

According to Minawi, the ceasefires were announced because “the military vehicles cannot move during the rainy season,” the rebel leader told Radio Dabanga in an interview on Sunday. “It is obvious that Khartoum waited with a ceasefire in Darfur because of the late entry of the rainy season in the western region.”


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