Sudan signs peace deal with rebel groups, move hailed as sign of lasting change

Chairman of the Transitional Military Council of Sudan Abdel Fattah , South Sudan President Salva Kiir and Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok greet people during the singing of the Sudan peace deal with rebels groups in Juba, South Sudan, on August 31, 2020.

Photo credit: Akuot Chol | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The Sudanese parties crowned marathon negotiations that lasted more than a year in Juba, South Sudan, which mediated the talks.
  • Suliman Baldo, a Senior Advisor at the Sentry, a governance watchdog supported by American Actor George Clooney, said the event signaled a step towards lasting peace in Sudan.
  • The head of the Sudanese Sovereign Council, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan asked the remaining rebel leaders - Abdelaziz al-Hilu and Abdel-Wahid Nour to sign peace  the deal and be apart of rebuilding Sudan.

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