Sudan’s government and the main rebel alliance agreed on a #peace #deal on Monday to end 17 years of conflict.
The #Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF), a coalition of rebel groups from the western region of Darfur and the southern states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile, signed the peace agreement at a ceremony in Juba, capital of neighbouring #SouthSudan, which has hosted and helped mediate the long-running talks since late 2019.
The final agreement covers key issues around security, land ownership, transitional justice, power sharing, and the return of people who fled their homes because of war.
It also provides for the dismantling of rebel forces and the integration of their fighters into the national army.
The #deal is a significant step in the transitional leadership’s goal of resolving multiple, deeply rooted civil conflicts
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