Hope dashed on peace talks
By Staff Reporter
The Peace agreement in Khartoum adjourned for another one week caught the country off-guard against the initial expectations and hope. There were mixed reactions if the process which has been going on for some time will ever be reached and all parts of the country resume normalcy.
The process was adjourned on Wednesday a day earlier when it was supposed to be signed between the warring parties who had earlier been to Khartoum and Entebbe, Uganda after series of efforts in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. There were high hopes hinged on the Khartoum talks before being taken to Nairobi, Kenya. The latest development came to many as a surprise and wondered when it will all come to an end. On Wednesday, there were indications of the signing being done the following day (yesterday) but before the expected event, Sudan’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Al-Dirdiri Mohammed said in a statement issued on Tuesday evening that the signing would take place on the 26th of this month. This came after main parties to the agreement, differed on a number of proposals countering one another until this week when they almost come close to the agreement. The public reaction and civil society remains aloof questioning the reason(s) of the adjournment.