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SLM’s Abdel Shafi to visit Doha for talks on Darfur peace process


January 3, 2009 (WASHINGTON) — Ahmed Abdel Shafi, who leads one of the rebel Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) factions will travel Tuesday to Doha to discuss Darfur peace process with the Qatari officials.

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Ahmed Abdel Sahfi

Abdel Shafi declared in the past his rejection to the Doha peace process demanding Khartoum to provide security for Darfur civilians before, he also was involved in Addis Ababa group supported by the US envoy to Sudan in a bid to unify rebel factions.

"We are going to Doha for a two day visit to explain our point of view on peace in Darfur," he told Sudan Tribune on Sunday, stressing the need to explain his position directly with the mediation.

However his spokesperson Ahmed Fadul Abdallah expected that the visit would positively contribute to the ongoing efforts to reach a lasting and comprehensive agreement for Darfur problem.

In a meeting held with the Sudanese presidential adviser Ghazi Salah Al Deen Attabani, in Doha on December 27, 2009, the mediation asked the government to create a suitable atmosphere for the peace talks scheduled to take place on January 24.

The mediation particularly wants Sudan to improve humanitarian situation in the restive region and to exert more efforts in order to protect the civilians for militia’s attacks. The concern on the two issues is shared by the rebel groups.

Asked about the efforts led by the US envoy to Sudan Scott Gration to unify the rebel groups, Abdel Shafi said they are still working on this regard stressing the need to reunite the different factions.


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  • 4 January 2010 06:18, by telfajbago

    "We are going to Doha for a two day visit to explain our point of view on peace in Darfur," he told Sudan Tribune on Sunday.
    Hi, the lover boy, There is no need to travel to Doha since you can explain your view point about Doha in the media, but the fact is that, the betrayer of the cause of his people Abdel Shafi, was left salt-mouthed after SPLM/A, told him you have to choose between retaining to Wahid or quit Juba immediately, So maybe he is going to beg some money from Qataris, hiding behind explaining his position. But even if he signed Doha agreement a long with JEM, he has no any existence on the ground or any influence, thus he can not make any difference. The SPLM/A had tried in the past to use him as tool of purpose, but after they discovered that, he has nothing a part from his ass, they threw him and maintained their past relations with Abdul wahid and now Wahid and Kiir are getting cozy.

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  • 4 January 2010 06:21, by David_N

    Ahmed Abdel Shafi,

    Don’t forget when you going to Doha, Qatar, speak out the concern of Darfur Independence and needs help from Gulf States to start the initiatives for monetary funds.

    The 2011 will be the Darfuri Independence.

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  • 4 January 2010 16:10, by Time1

    He should not forget to put the demand for Darfur self determination on the Doha table, this is the only way Darfur will ever be safe from this Arabs , any other options will be regret later.

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