Home | News    Monday 26 December 2016

Ugandan president, Sudanese rebels discuss peace in Sudan

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

December 25, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni discussed ways to re-energize peace process in Sudan and Darfur particularly with two Sudanese leaders of armed groups on Saturday.

JPEG - 29.1 kb
Omar al-Bashir (R) welcomes Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni at Khartoum Airport for talks during an official visit to Sudan September 15, 2015. (Photo Reuters/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah)

President Museveni has facilitated informal meetings in Kampala and Addis Ababa between the Sudanese government, the Sudan Liberation Movement-Minni Minnawi (SLM-MM) and Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) leaders.

The Ugandan President who is now a close friend to President Omer al-Bashir attended the National Dialogue Congress in Khartoum last October and launched a call for the armed groups to join the internal process.

In a statement released on Sunday, the SLM-MM and JEM said their leaders Minni Minnawi and Gibril Ibrahim respectively met with President Museveni on Saturday 24 morning "to discuss ways to re-energize his initiative to support the peace process in Sudan".

In their meeting with President Museveni, the two leaders stressed that "it is difficult to join the negotiating table while the regime continues to arrest opposition leaders, political and civil society activists simply because they opposed the recent economic measures and policies," said a statement extended to Sudan Tribune.

The implementation of the African Union Roadmap Agreement is the way to way to reinvigorate the peace process and achieve a comprehensive political settlement, Minnawi and Gibril stressed.

They further urged him to intervene to ensure the release of the detained opposition leaders.

The opposition Sudan Call leaders including JEM and SLM-MM signed last August a road map brokered by the African Union High Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) providing to sign a humanitarian truce and hold a preparatory meeting before to join the internal dialogue process.

Following the failure of the parties to reach the needed agreements for the humanitarian cessation of hostilities, the government endorsed the outcome of its dialogue process and called on the opposition to join it.

The holdout groups, on their part, call on the government to consider this internal process as a first phase for the inclusive dialogue process with all the opposition forces.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 26 December 2016 08:48, by jubaone

    M7 is bored after 30yrs in power. Trying to play the smart African resolving regional conflicts when his own house is disorderly and his neighbors is burning. If he can’t help his immediate next-door neighbor how can he help the other neighbor two or three doorsteps away? The real African "n****r".Sorry.

    repondre message

  • 26 December 2016 08:58, by Eastern

    Wars along the Nile basin won’t end soon. The greatest possibly one that will usher in peace would be one that units all countries on the Nile basin against Egypt....

    repondre message

    • 26 December 2016 13:24, by South South

      Anyone who wants to fight Egypt can take his tribe and start the war with Egypt. Sitting under computer and try to promote problems in the region will not be accepted. Google this year will adopt a system where people must have finger prints before they use it. This will hunt down hate speeches internet users.

      repondre message

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


s
Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Response to Bona Malual statements on Abyei 2017-12-11 20:24:24 By Hon Arop Madut Arop As I was reading the last proof of my new book on the Ngok Dinka history, which is currently with the printers, somebody sent me a recorded voice message purportedly given (...)

Is Jieng Council of Elders responsible for South Sudan crisis? 2017-12-10 17:59:57 By Samuel Maker Amuor Silence means acceptance! It takes less than a minute for one to come across Jieng council of elders’ meddle on national affairs as they claim. Either through social media (...)

Judas Face of Europe: what can you do with thirty coins of silver? 2017-12-09 23:23:11 By Amgad Fareid Eltayeb According to the biblical narrative, thirty coins of silver was the price for which Judas betrayed Jesus and handed him over to the temple priests. According to the same (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


South Sudanese rights group call to release political detainees 2017-12-10 07:50:31 THE INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: 10 DECEMBER 2017: SSHURSA CALLS ON ALL TO ACTION FOR SOUTH SUDANESE The 10 December usually marks the international human rights day. SSHURSA notes with (...)

Reactions to government agencies’ conspiracy against Greater Bor community 2017-10-08 07:54:31 By Manyok Abraham Thuch & Kuch Kuol Deng A monkey business or a donkey business in the government of the republic of South Sudan against the citizens is unacceptable. Therefore, we as youth (...)

Amnesty calls to release Nubian activists detained over protest for cultural rights 2017-09-12 20:47:54 AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 12 September 2017 Egypt: Release 24 Nubian activists detained after protest calling for respect of their cultural rights Egyptian authorities should (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2017 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.