Khartoum, 01 September, 2020 / 10:00 pm (ACI Africa).
The Archbishop of Sudan’s Khartoum Archdiocese has termed the signing of the peace deal between the Sudanese government and a dissident group in Darfur region aimed at integrating the rebel group into the country’s national army as a “step forward” and urged political leaders to make it comprehensive by bringing on board any other parties left out.
“I think this peace agreement is something; a step forward but it needs to be completed so that all the warring parties sign the agreement,” Archbishop Michael Didi told ACI Africa in an interview on Tuesday, September 1.
He was making reference to the Monday, August 31 Sudan peace deal signed in South Sudan’s capital, Juba.
Archbishop Didi added, “I do not know if we can call this agreement comprehensive because some other armed forces in Sudan are still out and I hear they haven’t accepted to sign. A peace agreement becomes comprehensive when all those who are armed join the agreement with no one left out.”
The Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF), a coalition of rebel groups from the western region of Darfur and the Southern states of Kordofan and Blue Nile, signed the peace agreement at a ceremony in Juba, which has hosted and helped mediate the protracted talks since late 2019.