Sudan to Strike Peace Deal with Rebels after Many Years of Conflicts


The Sudan state is set to make a historic move towards achieving a peaceful country. This is after a promising deal between the Sudan government and the rebels. The two are to put up a landmark to remind this significant milestone to mark this peace arrangement. It is a relief to the Sudanese residents after a long enduring period of conflicts under their former ruler, Omar al-Bashir.

Peace arrangements

Sudan’s peace treaty with South Sudan is only a signature away from being actualized. This has already been arranged to take place in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, this coming Saturday. The chosen location holds great significance. This is because South Sudan’s leaders have been on the battlefield with Khartoum as rebels for years. However, this is before the world’s newest state was established.

This step has also seen leaders all on the same page in the history of these two countries. According to Suleiman al-Dabailo, chairman of Sudan’s peace commission and the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF), all agree that the destiny of peace, freedom, and justice has been realized. It is primarily a good roadmap towards democracy.

Decades of war

Ever since the 1956 independence, war has been the language. For more than two decades, that is since 1983; there arose a fight that left the south part seceded.  The Arabs haven’t been kind either, keeping in mind that an Arab ruler, Omar al-Bashir, led the country in itself. For three decades, the Arab dominated government was involved in extensive conflicts with non-Arab ethnic groups.

In 2011, economic tensions worsened the conflicted country. South Sudan seceded. Consequently, the north was denied access to its oil reserves. The seizing entrance of three-quarters of its oil was terrible enough to cripple the economy and cause economic hardships in northern Sudan. This just resulted in more disagreements between the two states. The worst of these wars was experienced in 2003 in Darfur. As a result, 300,000 people lost their lives, and 2.5 million were left displaced.

Pitfalls ahead

All is well that ends well. However, there might not be a good ending in achieving peace in these two states.  As much as a majority is vouching for stability, some rebels seem not to be on the same page as others.  The Darfur based Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM), under Abdelwahid Nour, sprung up an attack on Monday.

On the other hand, the Sudan people’s Liberation Movement based in South Kordofan has signed a separate ceasefire agreement. In their defense, people should be allowed to keep weapons for their protection. This is until the constitution is altered to warrant the separation of religion and state. This region mainly comprises Christians who have fought for a long against the Islamic laws imposed on them by Khartoum.


Movements aren’t the only thing the states have to worry about. Apparently, peace comes at a price. According to Jean- Baptiste Galloping, a Sudanese researcher, the government will need foreign help to achieve its peace attempts. Consequently, paying thousands of combatants for their demobilization services and compensating conflict victims will be expensive for the country to deliver.



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