Sudan requests Chad to convince Darfur groups to join dialogue conference
Sudan has officially requested the Chadian President Idris Deby to persuade rebel groups in Darfur region to join the national dialogue conference which is supposed to kick off in October.
Presidential assistant Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid Wednesday arrived to the Chadian capital Ndjamena where he met Deby and handed over two letters from President Omer al-Bashir.
Darfur rebels show varying positions on N’djamena meetings with Sudanese officials
Darfur’s rebel movements have shown contrasting positions regarding media reports about meetings between rebel delegates and Sudanese officials in N’djamena under the auspices of the Chadian president, Idris Deby.
A well-placed source told Sudan Tribune Tuesday that Deby would meet with a Sudanese presidential delegation and members from Darfur rebel groups on Wednesday to convince the latter to join the national dialogue.
Washington urges Sudan’s warring parties to commit truce
The United States has urged Sudan’s warring parties to commit to a six-month cessation of hostilities and welcomed the Sudan Revolutionary Front’s (SRF) statement of September 15, 2015 including its commitment to a cessation of hostilities for the same duration.
Last month, SRF factions expressed their readiness to sign a cessation of hostilities for six months in Blue Nile and South Kordofan states and Darfur region provided that Khartoum be committed to the inclusive dialogue process and accept the pre-dialogue process.