Sudan Peace Agreement Juba
The signatory parties must now strive to implement the provisions of these agreements as quickly as possible in order to achieve lasting peace in all regions of the country and to promote reconciliation among all the peoples of Sudan. Sudan`s Interim Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok thanked all the political groups and leaders who joined the peace agreement and ended his country`s bloody 17-year conflict, and invited the other two factions that did not sign the peace agreement to board. The members of the Security Council called on the signatories of the Peace Agreement to begin early implementation, in particular the main provisions of the Agreement on Security Measures and combating the root causes of conflict in Darfur and both regions. They reaffirmed their commitment to support the implementation of the Agreement, including through the United Nations Transitional Integrated Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) and the African Union and United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID). The members of the Security Council reaffirmed the importance of the partnership between the United Nations and the African Union in this regard. The President of the Sovereign Council of Sudan, Lieutenant-General Abdel Fattah al Burhan (left), South Sudanese President Salva Kiir (centre) and Sudanese Prime Minister Dr. Abdalla Hamdok (right), greet those who gathered in Juba, South Sudan, during the umbrella of the peace agreement with Sudan`s rebel groups. Photo: AKUOT CHOL/AFP via Getty Images. At least 48 people have been killed and many others injured in ethnic violence in Darfur. The violence comes less than a week after a peace deal between the government and rebel groups in the troubled region. The agreement contains eight protocols, including: on 25 March, Sudanese Defence Minister Gamal al-Din Omar died of a heart attack in Juba after peace talks with rebel groups. Peace talks following al-Din Omar`s death resumed on 2 April. Achieving a comprehensive peace also means attracting other armed movements, particularly those led by Abdel Aziz Al Hilu and Abdel Wahid Al Nur, both of which have large areas, troops and support (in both areas and Darfur respectively).
Negotiations in Juba with Abdel Aziz stalled because of his demands for a secular state or, if not, the right to self-determination, but he agreed with Prime Minister Hamdok on the way forward. Burhan said it was a great day for the fate of the Sudanese people, because after many years of war, the nation achieved the goal of a revolution – peace – to end the bloodshed and give people a decent standard of living. Peace agreement with Sudan signed in Juba on 3 October 2020. Sudan`s interim government and several rebel groups have signed a peace agreement aimed at resolving years of wars that have left hundreds of thousands dead and millions displaced in different parts of the country. What potentially differentiates the Juba Agreement is that Sudan`s civilian-led transitional government seeks to bring peace, justice and democracy to the goals of the revolution; That the agreement was negotiated between the Sudanese themselves, in the light of South Sudanese mediation and weak logistical and technical support from the international community; and that much of the negotiations took place between former comrades, in stark contrast to the conflicting atmosphere that prevailed during the Bashir era. The Sudanese peace process consists of meetings, written agreements and actions to resolve the war in Darfur, the Sudanese conflict in South Kordofan and blue nile (both zones) and armed conflicts in central, northern and eastern Sudan.  On 3 September 2020, in Addis Ababa, an agreement was reached between the provisional government and the SPLM-North al-Hilu rebel group to separate religion from the state and not discriminate against anyone in order to ensure equal treatment of all Sudanese citizens.