Could the Juba Agreement Be a Turning Point for Sudan?

Although there is a long road ahead to achieve sustainable peace and formidable challenges remain, the hope is Sudan can turn the page on decades of war that has left hundreds of thousands dead and millions displaced, particularly in Darfur and the Two Areas (South Kordofan and Blue Nile). The recently signed peace agreement, between Sudan's transitional government and the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF), a broad alliance of armed and other movements, and Minni Minawi's Sudan Liberation Movement, is not yet comprehensive as it did not include two other important armed movements. Nevertheless, the deal has been hailed as a 'historic achievement' by the UN secretary-general, writes Dame Rosalind Marsden  for Chatham House.

The delegation of the transitional government of Sudan and the armed movements in Darfur sign seven protocols to end the fighting in the region.

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