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Vol 61 No 16

Published 6th August 2020


Realpolitik, with plenty of guns

The government and many armed groups say a ground-breaking peace deal is possible within weeks. But they are yet to convince the sceptics

Suleiman al Dabailo, chairman of Sudan's Peace Commission, is talking up the progress made in power-sharing negotiations between the transitional government and the armed groups from the Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile regions. At a briefing for Arab diplomats in Khartoum on 27 July, Al Dabailo said that the government and the armed groups had agreed on most of the key issues apart from 'security arrangements' in Darfur. This is to be relayed to the 'Friends of Sudan' video-conference, due to be hosted by Saudi Arabia on 15 August.

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