Sudan concludes peace agreement with five rebel groups

Sudan has signed a peace agreement with five rebel groups. They have agreed on security, land ownership, the sharing of power and the return of people who had fled from the violence of war, writes Al Jazeera.

The agreement also contained agreements on the dismantling of rebel groups. These mainly consist of non-Arab minorities who feel that the government marginalized them economically and politically.

The agreement was signed in Djuba, the capital of Southern Sudan, which separated from Sudan in 2011.

Ending internal conflicts

After the deposition of dictator Omar al-Bashir last April, a transitional government took office in Sudan. It wants to put an end to the bloody civil wars that have cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of people, in Darfur and other regions. The transitional government also hopes that Sudan will be removed from the American list of terrorist countries.

In March there was an attack on a convoy of which the Prime Minister’s official car was part. Abdalla Hamdok remained unharmed and stressed that he would continue his reform plans.