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Sudan’s FM holds talks on exit strategy from Darfur

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November 22, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s Foreign Ministry on Tuesday has discussed with the UNAMID issues pertaining to the mission’s performance and exit from the western region.

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A UNAMID peacekeeper during a routine patrol in Tawila, North Darfur.(Photo UNAMID/Hamid Abdelsalam)

Foreign Ministry Under-Secretary Abdel-Ghani al-Nai’m on Tuesday has met with the Deputy Joint Special Representative for the hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID), Jeremiah Mamabolon, said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Gharib Allah al-khidir.

He pointed that al-Nai’m stressed the need to agree on practical moves to implement a gradual and smooth exit for the UNAMID from the region in accordance with the references agreed upon among the various parties.

According to the press release, al-Nai’m renewed his government’s firm stance to support the mission and facilitate all its tasks.

For his part, Mamabolo underscored importance of issues raised by al-Nai’m, expressing his gratitude for the valued cooperation of the Sudanese government with the mission.

Sudan, African Union and the United Nations since two years hold discussions on the UNAMID’s exit from western Sudan. Khartoum says the security situation is stable and its efforts to curb the tribal violence have been successful.

But the UN proposed a limited and gradual withdrawal from some sectors saying the full exit should intervene after the signing of peace agreement with all the rebel groups and to ensure the protection of displaced civilians.

The hybrid mission has been deployed in Darfur since December 2007 with a mandate to stem violence against civilians in the western Sudan’s region.

It is the world’s second largest international peacekeeping force with an annual budget of $1.35 billion and almost 20,000 troops.

UN agencies say there are nearly 2.5 million displaced persons in Darfur, despite the signing of peace agreement in Doha in July 2011.

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  • 23 November 2016 00:32, by Eric Reeves

    [1] “Khartoum says the security situation is stable and its efforts to curb the tribal violence have been successful.”

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  • 23 November 2016 00:34, by Eric Reeves

    [2] This claim by the regime—utter nonsense—is the basis for a growing insistence that UNAMID leave. UNAMID has made this easy, failing terribly in fulfilling its primary mandate—civilian protection. But Radio Dabanga, Sudan Tribune, and the three major human rights reports of the past 2 years make clear that massive ethically-targeted violence—including chemical weapons use—continues unabated.

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    • 23 November 2016 06:26, by ThaGoblin

      Mr Reeves darfur has always been a region of violence since there is friction between the farmers and the headers. Back around 2003-2009 that tribal seasonal warfare turned political after the government favored a side. now it’s trying to stop these methods and the situation on the ground shows the same. Droves of idps have returned and the current violence is mostly tribes clashing and armed band

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    • 23 November 2016 06:51, by ThaGoblin

      Now with strict law enforcement and wide weapons removal programs you can then start building infrastructure opening the way for trade and peace. Note that the government has already taken drastic motions in all these things. Pushing for tougher sanctions and tougher measures on this country will just make things harder for everyone.
      Tenfold more die from gun related violence in the states maybe t

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