Dialogues between FFC and military over Sudan’s thorny issues called ‘elitist’

The signatories of Sudan’s new framework agreement between the civilian forces of the revolution and the military junta participated in a series of workshops on Sunday. The workshops, held in Khartoum, have been called “elitist” by the displaced in Darfur.The opening ceremony took place in the Friendship Hall in Khartoum with representatives of the signatories to the agreement, led by the mainstream Forces for Freedom and Change, the FFC-Central Council.The…

Sudan’s Burhan says military won’t accept political agreement that undermines constants

Sudan’s military leader, Gen. Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, said Wednesday that the armed forces will not accept a final peace deal that includes any item that undermines the country's constants.Speaking at an army training event, Al-Burhan said the framework agreement is in the interest of all Sudanese people, and no party should try to hijack it for its own interests.On 5 December, the Sudanese army and political parties signed a framework…

Sudan’s Political Deal Raises Hope of Ending Violence

More than 50 Sudanese political forces, civil groups and the military leaders signed a power-sharing deal Monday that raised hopes of ending violent clashes between security and protesters since last year's coup.The agreement calls for immediate security and military reforms which include combining all militias, including the Sudan paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, into one unified army. It also stresses the need to resolve issues regarding transitional justice in the country.The…

El Burhan calls on political parties to exit alongside military, Hemeti calls coup ‘political mistake’

Chairman of the Sovereignty Council and military leader Lt Gen Abdelfattah El Burhan said that “the military’s final exit from the political process must be accompanied by the exit of the political parties from participating in the government of the transitional period”. Deputy Chairman Mohamed ‘Hemeti’ Dagalo surprisingly called the coup ‘a mistake’.El Burhan, who is also Commander-in-Chief of the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and led the October 25 military…

U.S. urges speedy implementation of Ethiopia peace deal

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken emphasized the need for speedy implementation of a peace agreement signed between Ethiopia’s federal government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).Blinken made the point Tuesday during a telephone meeting with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on the ongoing efforts to bring lasting peace to a two-year conflict in northern Ethiopia.“The Secretary underlined the importance of immediately implementing the cessation of hostilities agreement, including…

FFC 80% in agreement with Sudan military but criticises El Burhan’s ‘political manoeuvring’

The Forces for Freedom and Change-Central Council (the mainstream FFC) announced that they have reached an agreement with the military on roughly 80 per cent of issues. ‘Thorny and complex issues’ remain not agreed upon, however, and the FFC is critical of the military leader’s ‘political manoeuvring’.Spokesperson Shehab Ibrahim explained that “there are thorny and complex issues that have not yet been agreed upon between the two parties, regarding justice…
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