Sudan’s peace deal

Sudan's Peace deal

James Reinl article on 1 Oct 2020 titled Hopes high for Sudan’s peace deal, but challenges remain presented a comprehensive explanation of why some analysts had high hope amid challenges either from the revolutionary armed group or the Sudanese government.

It is really interesting and enlightening for readers to read a wide range of arguments and explanation of such high hope to Sudan’ peace deal that will be signed on Saturday 3 October 2020, as stated by James that: “The long-awaited peace deal between Khartoum and a coalition of armed groups called the Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) is slated to be inked on Saturday in Juba, the capital of neighbouring South Sudan, after months of negotiations”.

James quoted Jonas Horner, a senior Sudan analyst at the International Crisis Group think-tank, who said: the “devil will be in the implementation” of the deal in a country that has been ravaged by food price hikes, locust swarms and record-setting floods. Implementation of a peace deal is one of the most usual culprit in making a peace deal crumbles. Jonas’ argument is supported by economy and natural disasters that will impact the ability of the Sudanese government.

There are many other arguments by experts on Sudan and peace resolutions that worth to read to understand the potential of Sudan’s peace deal to end the long bloody conflict in Sudan. Sudan’s rebel movements are mostly drawn from non-Arab minorities that long railed against economic and political marginalisation.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called it a “historic achievement”. Hopes are high that Sudan’s civilian-led transitional government under Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok is more committed to peace-making than al-Bashir’s government.

To read the whole analysis, please visit Al Jazeera.

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