Darfur Peace Agreement: Delays Cause Security Concerns


The implementation of the Darfur peace agreement is causing major security problems in the region. The inhabitants testify to an ever increasing uncertainty. Daily reports of acts of violence, rapes, murders.

Delays in the implementation of a peace deal in the Darfur region of Sudan are raising concerns about security and the delivery of aid.

It is nearly two years since Sudan’s government signed the agreement to end years of conflict with armed groups in Darfur.

Logistics, finances and a lack of political will have slowed the implementation of the deal, and in the meantime, killings, robberies and insecurity have remained.

Hiba Morgan reports from El Fasher in North Darfur, Sudan.

Darfur Peace Agreement

The Darfur Peace Agreement may refer to one of three peace agreements that were signed by the Government of Sudan and Darfur-based rebel groups in 2006, 2011 and 2020 with the intention of ending the Darfur Conflict.

On 31 August 2020, a comprehensive peace agreement was signed between the Transitional Government of Sudan on one side and the Sudan Liberation Movement/Army and the Justice and Equality Movement on the other.

The agreement stated that the two former rebel groups would join the transition to democracy in Sudan through peaceful means.

Under the terms of the agreement, the factions that signed are entitled to three seats on the sovereignty council, a total of five ministers in the transitional cabinet and a quarter of seats in the transitional legislature. At a regional level, signatories are entitled to between 30 and 40% of the seats on transitional legislatures of their home states or regions.

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