SUDAN, Kiir unites rebels
By Kitab A Unango
President Salva Kiir Mayardit has united the differed leaders of Sudanese armed oppositions in a bid to bring lasting peace in the Sudan.
The Sudanese opposition group will now be under one leadership of Dr. Aldi Adriss Yaya.
Previous efforts by both regional and international communities to bring the differed armed factions together had proven futile over the past years.
Recently President Salva Kiir Mayardit invited all leaders of armed Sudanese rebel including the SPLM-North lead by Malek Agar’s factions to Juba to negotiate their differences and find common grounds for the sake of peace and stability in the Sudan.
Speaking to the press yesterday at the Presidential Palace, Gen. Malek Agar the SPLM-North Chairperson said it would be difficult to achieve peace in Sudan without unity among the armed opposition groups.
“The goal of all movements in Sudan is peace and peace cannot be achieved if there is no unity among oppositions. This will enable smooth peaceful negotiation processes,” Gen. Agar stated.
“It is difficult to broker peace deal with more than different movements with different goals. But it is easy if there is one organized movement,” he added.
Tut Gew Gatluak, Presidential Advisor on Security Affairs commended the groups for uniting. He pointed out that the leadership of President Kiir wanted to ensure there was peace in the Sudan.
“I thank you (Sudan’s opposition’s leaders) for accepting the invitation of President Kiir Mayardit to come to Juba to discuss your differences and bring peace to Sudan because there is no peace in Sudan without peace in South Sudan as well as no peace in South Sudan without peace in the Sudan,” Gew said.
Sudan, under the former leader Omar Hassan Bashir had accused its neighbor South Sudan of supporting its rebels fighting to oust his government, accusations Juba had denied.