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President Kiir to host Sudanese bigwigs

By Charles K Mark


South Sudan President Salva Kiir plans to host prominent Sudanese politicians for a political leadership meeting in Juba next week.

On Monday, the Deputy Chairman of Sudan’s Sovereign Council, Malik Agar Eyre, briefed Kiir on the latest developments in Sudan.

In a statement from the office of the President, Presidential Advisor on National Security Affairs Tut Gatluak Manime said the Sudanese leaders will review the Juba Peace Agreement while forging a common understanding of resolving the current crisis.

The Senior Security Advisor added, “the Sudanese Ambassador Jamal Malik thanked President Kiir for his continuous search for peace and stability in Sudan.”

Tut also reported that Kiir appealed to the military and political leaders in Sudan to end the ongoing conflict through peaceful dialogue.

The Juba Peace Agreement, signed on October 3, 2020, between the Sudan interim government and opposition movements, presents a promising opportunity for resolving Sudanese conflicts.

It was considered a significant step towards ending turbulence in conflict-affected states, including Darfur, South Kordofan, and the Blue Nile.

The agreement was incorporated into the constitution to bring the signatory armed movement into the transitional government until elections.

Nearly six months after fighting erupted in Sudan, civilian displacement continues across the country, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

An estimated 5.6 million people have fled their homes since the conflict between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) started in mid-April.

According to the International Organization for Migration Displacement Tracking Matrix (IOM DTM) Snapshot 6, about 4.5 million people have been displaced within Sudan since the fighting began and have sought refuge in 4,403 locations—an increase of 244 new locations since September 30—across all of Sudan’s 18 states.

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