Between Port Sudan and El Genina is the road to peace still on the right track

The Sudanese peace negotiations collide with a new obstacle each time, as differences in the representation of the margin states caused the postponement of the IDP conference. 

London Arabs – Tribal and political differences between the components of the margin states dominated the Sudanese peace negotiations in Juba, which led to the disruption of bilateral talks between the transitional authority and the armed movements. 

A consultative conference on the representation of the displaced in the Darfur path in El Fasher was scheduled for Friday, but it was postponed for a period of two weeks, in light of the difficulties faced by the government-formed committee and the Revolutionary Front to agree on the demands of the camps for the displaced and the selection of their representatives to participate as observers in the Juba negotiations.

The leader of the Revolutionary Front, Al-Mardhi Abu Al-Qasim, told Al-Arab that the committee that emerged from the Juba negotiations did not reach all the camps for the displaced in western Sudan, due to the instability of the security conditions there after the events of Al-Geneina that erupted recently, which resulted in its postponement to January 23 as an initial date To be postponed.

Abu al-Qasim, who is responsible for negotiating the Justice and Equality Movement in the Juba talks, acknowledged that there were organizational problems in selecting representatives that caused the conference to be postponed with the aim of giving more time to settle on the selection of the participants in preparation for agreeing to a group representing them in the negotiations.

The West Darfur track includes movements: the Sudan Liberation – the wing of Mona Arko Minawi, the Justice and Equality Movement, the Sudan Liberation – Transitional Council, and the Sudan Liberation Forces group.

Observers believe that the tribal disputes that broke out in West Darfur, which claimed the lives of more than 50 people dead and 100 wounded, complicated the process of consensus on selecting representatives in light of the lack of confidence among all in an atmosphere clouded by clashes that did not subside.

The negotiation files on this path may also change as a result of adding more economic and humanitarian demands to the displaced and refugees who will have a strong presence in the negotiations, and will search for future political roles in the states where they are located.

The complications witnessed in the Darfur track are not different from what is happening in the East track after its talks stopped about two weeks ago, with the aim of holding a consultative conference aimed at enabling the various groups in the eastern states to participate effectively in the negotiations.

The Sovereign Council sponsors the conference on this path, which takes on political dimensions and does not include armed movements, and contains political organizations that have great popularity among the tribes there, on top of which is the Beja opposition conference.

The conference was scheduled to be held on Saturday in Khartoum, before a member of the Sudanese Sovereign Council, Seddik Tower, announced on Tuesday that it would postpone it until next Tuesday with the aim of expanding the participation of the eastern states, which will be present at the conference, which will continue for two days.

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