News / / 10.13.19

Associated Press: Sudan, rebel groups set to begin peace talks – Here’s what you should know

Sudan’s new, transitional authorities have six months to make peace with the country’s rebels under a power-sharing deal reached this summer between the military and the pro-democracy movement following the ouster of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir in April.

If they fail to do so, it could undermine the deal and put the country’s fragile transition in jeopardy.

Talks with the rebels are to officially start Monday in neighboring South Sudan’s capital. Sudanese government officials met informally with a rebel leader in Juba this week to prepare for the talks. This came after some rebel groups signed a draft agreement in Juba last month, detailing a roadmap for the talks, trust-building measures and an extension of a cease-fire already in place…

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