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UNAMID chief calls to address some aspects of Darfur peace document

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July 10, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - The head of the United Nations African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) reiterated the organisations commitment to implement its mandate and to support the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD), he however underlined that some aspects require to be handled.

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Nigerian soldiers from the hybrid United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (Photo: Reuters)

Mohamed Ibn Chambas who will fly to New York to brief the UN Security Council about the mission’s mandate by the end of the month, met Wednesday with the Sudanese vice-president Al-Haj Adam and the foreign ministry undersecretary Rahmatallah Mohamed Osman. His new deputy, Joseph Mutaboba of Rwanda, also participated in the two meetings.

In press statements after his meeting with Al-Haj at the Sudanese presidency, Chambas reaffirmed that UNAMID will continue to fulfill its mandate to protect civilians and provide humanitarian assistance to the needy, as well as supporting the ongoing efforts to bring peace in Darfur.

"We confirmed the vice-president of the republic that the joint mission, is working side by side with the Darfur Regional Authority (DRA) and the governors of the different states there to implement Doha Document for Peace in Darfur", he said.

He further added that the implementation of the signed agreement is moving forward "except for some aspects that need to be addressed", he said according to Sudan’s official news agency, SUNA.

In its report of April 2013 to the Security Council, UNAMID disclosed that the 800 million Sudanese pounds ($165 million) representing the first tranche of funds for reconstruction and development and announced last December, is actually a loan from the Omdurman National Bank.

It further said that the bank, ministry and DRA agreed in March that the interest of this loan will be jointly paid by the central government and the regional authority. Also it is reported that the funds became available for disbursement on project-by-project basis.

The government and its peace partner, the Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM), still disagree on the number of the fighters belonging to the former rebel group who can take part in the Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR) process. The parties, last November, reached a compromise providing to review the whole verification exercise.

Chambas is expected to brief the UN Security Council on UNAMID’s activities - for the past period - on 24 July, as the extension of mission’s mandate would be approved on 31 July.

BASHIR DETERMINED TO IMPROVE SECURITY IN DARFUR

President Omer Al-Bashir who chaired a meeting of the higher committee to follow-up the DDPD implementation, on Wednesday reaffirmed the determination of his government to take a number of measures in order to reestablish security and the authority of the state in Darfur.

He further directed the Ministry of Finance to disburse its commitments for the implementation of the security arrangements in the DDPD.

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  • 11 July 2013 16:33, by ForAll

    UNAMID must be fair and professional that the "Darfur Regional Authority (DRA)" is not even supported by 5% of Darfurian peoples.
    Most of the well educated Darfurians in Africa, USA, Europe, ASIA, Gulf Arab countries are against the vague Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD).
    First we need Darfurian-Darfurian Dialogue (DDD)

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