Sudan enemies embark on road to unity
From RAJI BASHIR in Khartoum, Sudan
KHARTOUM, (CAJ News) – THERE is hope the signing of the Roadmap Agreement by Sudan’s warring parties could end the lengthy genocide that has claimed the lives of thousands and displaced millions in Darfur.
The Justice and Equality Movement, the Sudan Liberation Movement-Minni Minnawi, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), and the National Umma Party have signed the agreement to end incessant conflict and embrace dialogue as basis for lasting peace in one of Africa’s biggest countries.
The representatives of the Troika, comprising European Union, Germany, Norway, United Kingdom and the United States welcomed the signing this week.
The German Embassy Khartoum said the Roadmap Agreement constituted a valuable step towards ending the wars in Sudan.
“We urge the signatories to lose no further time in agreeing a cessation of hostilities and modalities for humanitarian access in Darfur and the Two Areas.”
Darfur and the Two Areas comprising Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile States have suffered mass atrocities since the turn of the millennium with over 300 000 civilians killed and 3 million displaced.
It is a result of rebel groups fighting the government of Sudan, which they accused of oppressing the non-Arab population.
President Omar al-Bashir has been indicted in the genocide and declared wanted by the International Criminal Court in 2008.
– CAJ News
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