Al Bashir Urges Kiir to Sign Peace Deal
President Omer Hassan Al Bashir has urged his South Sudan counterpart, Salva Kiir to sign the internationally-backed regional mediated peace deal aimed at ending the 20-month old conflict in the world’s youngest nation.
A South Sudanese presidential aide told Sudan Tribune, that Al Bashir cited challenges his government continues to face in the implementation of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), including the self-determination clause in the peace accord, the basis on which South Sudan seceded in 2011.
“We signed the CPA, but did we complete its implementation up to now,” the Sudanese leader reportedly told president Kiir in the Ethiopian capital, last week.
Sudan appoints new special prosecutor for Darfur crimes
The Sudanese government has appointed a new special prosecutor for Darfur crimes to succeed Yasir Ahmed Mohamed who was redeployed elsewhere.
The new prosecutor al-Fatih Issa Taifoor assumed his post officially in the state of North Darfur where he arrived on Saturday.