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Sudan, rebel group discuss ceasefire in Darfur

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January 29, 2013 (DOHA) - The Sudanese government and a splinter faction of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) are negotiating a temporary ceasefire agreement in the Qatari capital, a rebel official confirmed on Monday.

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A picture from a Youtube video released by JEM-Bashar showing a military demonstration of their troops organised in Darma, North Darfur in 2012.

Nahar Osman, political adviser of the leader of JEM-Military Command, told Sudan Tribune that the two negotiating team in the Qatari capital Doha are discussing creating a ceasefire deal - renewable every three months - before engaging in talks on the agenda defined in a framework agreement.

The two parties signed a negotiations agenda on Thursday 24 January stating that the parties will discuss issues proposed by the rebel group. The deal however provided that JEM-MC propositions should not contradict the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) signed in 2011 by the government and the Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM).

According to the text of the signed agreement, seen by Sudan Tribune, the parties will discuss: power sharing, wealth sharing, compensation, return of internally displaced persons and refugees, justice and reconciliation, and security arrangements.

Nahar told Sudan Tribune that the DDPD is incomplete and needs some additions.

"The DDPD is the foundation on which we build", he further said.

Sudanese government initially said the talks should be limited to the security arrangements and power sharing related to the participation of the rebels in the federal, regional and local institutions.

The rebel official said they believe that no military solution can end the 10-year conflict and reiterated their determination to reach a negotiated settlement.

The rebel JEM-MC faction broke away from the Justice and Equality Movement in September 2012.

Weeks after the dissidence they announced their acceptance to negotiate with the Sudanese government, which approached them through the Chadian president Idriss Deby.

Last November, they elected Mohamed Bashar as chairman of the group and started preparations for the negotiations.

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  • 29 January 2013 07:56, by Jalaby

    Come home brothers, former president Gaddafi was the main problem in Darfour and in the region, he prevented Khalil Ibrahim from signing peace agreement in Doha, now see brothers where is insane Gaddafi and Khalil?!
    Never listen to evil SPLA/M in the south, they hate you because you’re Muslims despite they show crocodile tears sympathy with you!!
    Come home brothers!!

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    • 29 January 2013 08:21, by jwok

      HAHAHA
      Very funny, those are not your brothers those are the people whose have been killed by your regime, tell me how can you kill your brothers? In fact your government will sign the ceasefire today and to more they will start fighting again, the war in Darfur was between people who claim themselves to be Arab (Jalaba) and people of Darfur.
      International war criminals are always not committ

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      • 29 January 2013 09:19, by Jalaby

        Jwok,
        I’ll tell you how dude!!
        The same way when Nuer under Machar leadership killed their brothers Dinka Bor, the same way Lou-Nuer (white army) killed their Murle in Jongeli, the same way Dinka killed their brothers in the same clan in Lake state over the cows!! you need to hear more or that’s enough for now dude?!

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        • 29 January 2013 09:49, by jwok

          Jalaby
          the different between the war in Darfur and the war between south Sudanese is that
          1. The war between South Sudanese was the war between the tribes over some properties such as cows and so on
          2. The war in Darfur was war between ruling government (calling themselves Arab and one ethnic group Darfurain )
          I think you realized the differences .the fact is still there you’re criminal.

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          • 29 January 2013 10:02, by Pif Paf

            jwok,
            The war in south in over everything man, Cows, land, state elections, government representation,rebellions, ethnic, etc u name it.
            Don’t try and sell your nonsense here please.

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            • 29 January 2013 10:15, by jwok

              PIF PAF
              the fact is still there you can not compare between the elected government with the list of criminals government
              Do you ?
              your destiny is ...... .you know the missing word

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    • 29 January 2013 09:22, by Ker.

      what is wrong with this son of a bitch called jalabi? always blaming the South

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    • 29 January 2013 09:23, by Ker.

      what is wrong with this son of a bitch called jalabi? always blaming the South

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    • 29 January 2013 14:35, by Mach

      Ceasefire doesn’t mean coming home, it just mean cessation of hostilities. Ceasefire usually refers to a temporary cessation of hostilities for an agreed limited time or within a limited area. How many ceasefire SPLM/A made for last twenty plus years of struggle? Guess where they end up today! The notion that somehow the rebels are coming home is just highly irrational.

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  • 29 January 2013 08:13, by Northern Sudanese

    we accepted Garang in 2005 after a 20 year war, why shouldn’t we accept them? even though their reputation is destroyed in the eyes of Sudanese and betrayal of their nation in Heglig conflict, we should let them come home! may be they learned their lessons.
    Like Bashir said before, Sudan is a big and wide land, its resources are enough for every Sudanese, all we need is peace and work together

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    • 29 January 2013 08:14, by Northern Sudanese

      work together to benefit from this treasure given by God to the people of Sudan.

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    • 29 January 2013 09:19, by South South

      Northern Sudanese,
      You son of a thief is very empty. Sudani is right, Garang forced your dirty ass to sign peace with him because he was coming to take over all Sudan. Bashir said Sudan is rich ? What a joke !. Sudanese is number 173 out of 176 most corrupt countries in the world. Again, when I said Iam back, you took it poorly like usual. You and I are not one people , do you understand that fak

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      • 29 January 2013 09:25, by South South

        Northern Sudanese,
        What treasure do you have in Sudan ? why people are dying now, why 9 million people can not read and write in sudan ? Son of a thief, remember this: We, people of South Sudan are not your brothers to miss them. There is nothing between us as one people. Iam very black man from Africa, I know my color, you are stupid, confuse, idiot, not knowing his color.

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        • 29 January 2013 21:03, by Northern Sudanese

          South South
          of course i took it easy, having you back is just an extra waiste of time.....

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      • 29 January 2013 21:01, by Northern Sudanese

        South South
        did i ever say we were the same monkey?

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  • 29 January 2013 09:04, by sudani

    you accept Garang. hahaa. No I can’t agree that you accept Garang but rather garang forced you to do what he wants.

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    • 29 January 2013 21:04, by Northern Sudanese

      sudani
      hahahha lol yea Garang forced us hahahaha, from the Ugandan border he said he will destroy Khartoum ahahahhahahaha what a strong man lol

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  • 29 January 2013 09:53, by Pif Paf

    Great News .. I applaud JEM-MC. We will not rest until there is peace in Darfur. No matter the differences it can be overcome. Alot needs to change in Sudan no doubt, but i don’t believe it can be accomplished by rebellions. Lets agree & work together to move our country forward because there is alot of potential in our country and enough for everyone to go round.

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    • 29 January 2013 23:10, by mohamed mahgoub

      Mr pif p. I can’t agree with u unless u provide areasonable explaination of how the south got its independace after 50 yrs of rebelion ! Lool ,the fact is that the sudanese state as of 1956 failed to exsist as a unified country,so don’t panic when u see more independace states coming out from the womb of what is left of it in the future!

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      • 29 January 2013 23:39, by sudani ana

        Mo’d Mahjoub. You are a south Sudanese idiot. You prove this again and again. I dont know any Sudanese who would wish for our beloved country to break up into small countries. What I don’t understand is why you and the other idiot Observer keep pretending to be Sudanese? Such idiots.

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    • 30 January 2013 05:31, by Al-mezan

      Hey! Which Sudan as a big Nation are you talking about? Sudan is mutilated, amputated, one-eyed .... Like this if it were to be sacrificed to God, it is unacceptable. Sura 5:2

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