Sudan: Negotiations Lead to Stalemate
In response to failure of ceasefire negotiations in Addis Ababa between the Government of Sudan and Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), Freedom House issued the following statement:
“These failed negotiations in Addis Ababa show how the National Congress Party of President al-Bashir resists compromise by tackling Sudan’s conflicts piecemeal rather than comprehensively,” said Vukasin Petrovic, director of Africa programs. “To achieve tangible solutions, all sides need to be involved and have genuine willingness to compromise.”
Representatives of the Government of Sudan and the SPLM-N met in Addis Ababa from November 19-23 to negotiate a ceasefire agreement. The negotiations ended without any solutions. The ceasefire agreement would also have allowed for humanitarian access to the conflict areas and for the armed movements to join Sudan’s ongoing National Dialogue meetings.
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