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August 24 - 2020 JUBA In the capital of South Sudan, the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) rebel alliance clarified issues with the security protocol in the peace agreement on the Darfur track. Meanwhile, a political declaration has been made concerning the stalled Two Areas (South Kordofan and Blue Nile state) track, demanding transfer of negotiations to Sudan's Council of Ministers.
Tut Galuak, head of the mediation team in the South Sudanese capital, stated that rounding up the Darfur track peace talks is going well: “All parties are determined to sign the peace agreement on August 28”.
Issues reviewed include displaced people in the Darfur region, refugees, recurrent conflicts between farmers and herders, land use and ownership, and transitional justice, according to South Sudanese mediator Dhieu Mathok.
The security protocol has been finalised apart from the issue of integrating the forces, said Mathok. The government negotiation delegation believes the integration should take place within a time frame of 39 months (the length of the transitional period after which general elections will take place), while the rebel groups suggest that it takes place over a period of seven years.
The Nazir praised the heads of the Sovereign Council and the Council of Ministers for their understanding of the eastern Sudanese people’s rejection of Ammar’s appointment. The governor should resign to “save the government from embarrassment,” he said.
Kassala has unique specifications for a governor, according to Tirik, as it is a border state challenged by insecurity, human trafficking, and smuggling.
Sudan peace talks with SPLM-N El Hilu suspended
PM willing to step down ‘if the people demand it’
Sudan unrest: Police assault protestor
‘Detainees in Port Sudan tortured’
Sudan govt, SPLM-N Agar renegotiate ‘political issues’ in Two Areas
COVID-19: 'Less than 0.03% of Sudanese infected'
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