Home | News    Tuesday 14 April 2020

Minnawi calls to discuss SRF future, include new groups in Darfur peace process


SRF leaders pose after reunification of its two factions and election of al-Hadi Idriss as new chairman in Juba on 3 Sep 2019 (ST photo)
April 13, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudan Liberation Movement led by Minni Minnawi (SLM-MM) called for a meeting to discuss the future of the Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) and to include more groups in Juba track for peace in Darfur.

On Sunday, eight SRF groups issued a strongly worded statement about the progress of achieved in the peace talks. The statement was a response to a tweet Minnawi released on Friday criticizing the Juba process for peace in Sudan.

In turn, Minnawi and Elamin Daoud the head of a faction of the United Popular Front for Liberation and Justice of eastern Sudan issued a joint statement on Monday reiterating their commitment to the Juba process and reassured that they are not in conflict with any SRF’s faction.

"The purpose of our letter to the mediation was to facilitate the negotiation process, according to a clear approach that achieves sustainable peace without obstacles," said Minnawi.

He further disclosed that the SRF leaders held a meeting in Juba on Saturday 11 April to discuss the SLM-MM’s suspension of its participation in the Juba process and that the participants failed to agree on a joint statement on this respect.

"The meeting decided that the issues related to Darfur region be resolved in the framework of the Darfur Track. Further, it was agreed to convene a meeting for the SRF leadership to discuss the future of the Revolutionary Front,".

"Therefore we renew calls to hold a meeting to discuss the future of the Sudanese Revolutionary Front," stressed the statement.

During, the recent months Minnawi criticised regularly the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) in Khartoum, also he organized two military parades of his troops which are deployed outside Darfur region and toured the refugees’ camps in Chad.

During the past six months of negotiations in Juba, Minnawi signed several political agreements with former rebel groups in Darfur that were part of the former regime.

The statement stressed that a successful peace process in Darfur must be holistic and not to monopolized by specific movements.

"Therefore, we demand that the track not be monopolized by certain movements and to open the peace process for other Darfur movements, which have waited for a long time in Juba. the SLM is convinced that peace will not be achieved without these people" reads the statement.

Since its establishment in 2011, the SRF has evolved from an alliance of armed groups focusing on the problems of the marginalized areas to an inclusive umbrella for whole Sudan.

The SRF also, in 2014 the alliance of the armed groups moved from the regional issues to embrace a holistic approach together with main political oppositions parties in Sudan.

However, after the ouster of the al-Bashir regime after peaceful protests in Sudan, the armed groups declined to join the revolutionary forces insisting that they want first to negotiate the issues of their respective regions and rejected proposals for a constitutional conference or an internal peace process.


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.
  • 14 April 2020 11:55, by Fathi

    "Therefore, we demand that the track not be monopolized by certain movements and to open the peace process for other Darfur movements, which have waited for a long time in Juba. the SLM is convinced that peace will not be achieved without these people"

    repondre message

    • 14 April 2020 12:02, by Fathi

      Where were these sentiments when he signed a peace deal with Bashir? Why didn’t he mention these other movements prior to the 4th extension of the peace process?
      This is frustrating since the Juba agreement prevents appointing governors and parliament.
      I would appreciate someone explaining this to me

      repondre message

Comment on this article

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

Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis

Darfur ethnic attacks must be fully addressed 2021-05-06 04:16:34 Ahmed Elzobier A series of blunders have contributed to the tragic situation in Sudan’s West Darfur region and continue to expose civilians to violence, notably among them the premature (...)

Give credit they deserve 2021-04-30 21:13:25 Ngor Arol Garang While the visit of the government delegation to Chad had triggered debates and depictions in social media reflective of a comic dramatic work using buffoonery and horseplay and (...)

South Sudan elections must be held on time 2021-04-18 07:30:37 The Government is bent on postponing the elections: a response to the statement of the Ministry of Presidential Affairs dated 14 April 2021. By Lam Akol The Press Secretary of the President of (...)


Latest Press Releases

S. Korea supports UN communities building resilience project in Sudan’s Blue Nile 2019-09-09 09:26:41 UNDP Sudan September 5, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - An agreement was signed on 5th of September between the Korean Ambassador, His Excellency. Lee Ki-Seong and Dr. Selva Ramachandran, Resident (...)

Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders back calls for civil rule 2019-04-26 10:22:06 Press statement by 55 Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders on Sudan Sit-in and Peaceful Protest Khartoum -24/04/2019 We, the undersigned (55) Sudanese lawyers and human rights defenders, (...)

South Sudan’s Lafon youth condemn killings of civilians by Pari community 2019-04-03 21:54:29 Press Statement on the Fighting between Pari/ Pacidi and Lotuko/Lokiri on 24/3/2019 Release by The Lafon County Youth Union: We, the Lafon County Youth Union hereby condemn the atrocities and (...)


Copyright © 2003-2021 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.