Sudan to ink 'final' peace deal with rebels on October 2: chief mediator

A Sudanese man gestures the peace sign during the singing of the Sudan peace deal with the rebel in Juba, South Sudan, on August 31, 2020.

Photo credit: Akuot Chol | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Sudanese authorities and leaders from the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF), a coalition of rebel groups, initialled a historic peace agreement on August 31 in Juba aimed at ending nearly two decades of conflict that has killed hundreds of thousands of people, particularly in western Darfur.
  • Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok signed a separate agreement in Ethiopia with a faction of the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), which had refused to agree to the deal struck in Juba, officials on both sides said on Friday.

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