Take international news everywhere! Download the France 24 app “Today we reached a peace agreement. We`re happy. We have completed the mission,” said Tut Gatluak, head of south Sudan`s mediation team, shortly before the signing of the agreement, which was reached a year after the start of peace talks. At least 48 people have been killed and many others injured in ethnic violence in Darfur. The violence comes less than a week after a peace deal between the government and rebel groups in the troubled region. The date of the signing of the peace agreement was originally set for 2 October. The mediation also stressed that the event will take place in Juba and not in Khartoum. Sudan`s interim government and several rebel groups have signed a historic peace agreement in Juba, the capital of South Sudan. Hundreds of thousands of people have died in various conflicts, and observers say the road ahead could be difficult. Today`s signing of the peace agreement between the Sudanese government and the Sudan Revolutionary Front, an alliance of nine political and armed groups from different parts of the country, including states affected by the conflicts of Blue Nile, Darfur and Southern Kordofan, must meet the people`s aspirations for dignity and justice, Amnesty International said today. The agreement followed ten months of negotiations in Juba, South Sudan. Sudan`s interim government and several rebel groups have signed a peace agreement aimed at resolving years of wars that have left hundreds of thousands dead and millions displaced in different parts of the country. France welcomes the signing of peace agreements between the Sudanese interim government and armed movements in Juba on 3 October.
These agreements are an essential first step towards peacemaking in Darfur and the two regions of South Kordofan and Blue Nile, after many years of deadly conflict. September 13, 2020 (KHARTOUM) – The signing ceremony of the final peace agreement between the Sudanese government and armed groups will take place on October 3, a senior official near the event said. “The next big challenge is to work with all local and international partners to preach the agreement and its benefits,” Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok tweeted on Friday as he arrived in Juba, the capital of South Sudan. The peace agreement brings the rebels to the transitional government. Al Jazeera`s Hiba Morgan, who reported in Khartoum, the Sudanese capital, said the document signed in Juba was referred to as the “final agreement,” but that the absence of the two key groups meant the agreement was incomplete. CAIRO – Leaders of Sudan`s interim government and a number of rebel groups signed a peace agreement Saturday in Juba, South Sudan`s capital, that observers hope will end nearly two decades of conflict in war-torn areas, including Darfur.