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Sudan, Khartoum: what are the outcomes of the Khartoum agreement between the armed groups?

In title, this question regularly comes back on the tips of lips of national commentators. Whether it being in Bouar, where the representatives of the armed groups were gathered for the African Union (AU) initiative or in Khartoum (North Sudan), where took place at the same time the meeting between the heads of these same armed groups under the Russian supervision, globally, one wonders what are the outcomes of the so-called ‘’Khartoum agreement between the armed groups’’?

Sudan’s President Omar Al-Bashir hold hands with Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni, South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar during a South Sudan peace meeting as part of talks to negotiate an end to a civil war that broke out in 2013, in Khartoum, Sudan June 25, 2018. 
Image: REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah ( Source: timeslive)

This agreement they undertake to observe non-violence during a relatively undetermined period of time on the whole territory. Still, they must respect their commitment.

But beyond the conciliatory aspect both in Bouar and Khartoum, Central Africans are constantly questioning themselves on the outcomes of this agreement in Khartoum, between the armed groups, whose quintessence is summed up at least for the moment at the idea of  “peace”, as mentioned above.

Anyway, one will not be able to say that this interrogation is fallacious or unfounded. Since we find it difficult for a certain Nourredine Adam, Abdoulaye Hissene, Ali Darassa, Al-Katim and Mocom (the actors of the Khartoum agreement), just to name a few, resolving so easily to any idea of peace.

It will be remembered a few weeks earlier, before the meeting in Khartoum, the recent press release of the Popular Front for the renaissance of Central Africa Republic (FPRC); Press release to which, the FPRC of Nourredine Adam, has pointed fingers at the Touadéra’s government, of marginalizing Muslim Central African citizens, to practice their exclusion, to erect poor governance in the management mode of the republic. In one word exasperate the crisis with non-orthodox practices.

Even if in this same press release the FPRC have reiterates its adherence to the AU’s framework, to be truthful, we never thought of a possible deal so soon between the government and the FPRC, to quote only this rebel group.

To avoid getting lost in a superficial conjunction, given that for the moment the country’s destiny is at stake, we want to refer to the political dialogue that is at the horizon, it is more than adequate to practice for the government to practice the game of transparency on this tough topic.

That is to say, involving all the sensibilities of the country, at each level crossed in this march towards the exit of crisis from country.It is convenient for the ordinary Central African to know till the last details the clauses of the agreement between the armed groups in Khartoum.

Lastly, to summarize our thinking , it is more than convincing for us to quote the former president of South Africa, the late Nelson Mandela, who said that << what is been done in our name  without us, is in reality against us. We must be active>>.

By Hervé SAMBA

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