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Sudan:Let us treat the root causes

 

Partial negotiations of the conflicts in the Sudanese crises are not the best tool for peace in the country. Sudan is facing several serious crises, in Darfur, Blue Nile and the Nuba where hundreds of thousands civilians are displaced. The partial negotiations in Darfur have failed so far in bringing sustainable peace.

Sudanese conflicts need a comprehensive solution that entails having all the problems facing Sudan be tackled by involving all the people of Sudan. The vision should be a democratic transformation in the Sudan, provisions of security to the affect areas and inclusiveness of all the Sudanese people in matters that affects their lives and their country.

I believe if the International community, the African Union and the Arab league are really looking for sustainable peace and the end to the ongoing Sudan crises, the best solution to the Sudanese conflicts is to discourage partial negotiation of conflicts and rather support a comprehensive agenda that will address the entire problem. Let us treat the root causes.

Such inclusiveness of the opposition and the rebel groups fighting the Sudan government is for the best interest of the people of Sudan. The governing NCP is not in favor, but by rejecting such an approach it will unite its opponents. The opposition in Sudan needs to unite to address the root cause of the Sudanese problems.

On 5 May 2006, the government of Sudan signed an accord with the faction of the Darfuri movement SLA led by Mini Minnawi. However, the agreement was rejected by two other, smaller groups, like the Justice and Equality Movement. It is clear evidence that the partial agreement did not address the problems of Sudan and did not live long.

Last time the government and rebels in South Kordofan met was in June 2011 when they signed an AU brokered framework agreement. That agreement however was scrapped by president Omer Hassan al-Bashir under the apparent pressure from the army as it calls to establish political partnership with the rebels.

Sudanese officials said they are willing to negotiate a solution for the conflict in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan but refuse to include any national agenda in the talks.

Peace, justice and democracy are being denied to the already suffering majorities of the citizens of Sudan. The world needs to find immediate solutions. Or does the international community want to see civilians dying due to daily bombing in Sudan?

 

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