Sudan’s 2020 Peace Agreements: What Has Been Achieved and What Remains Outstanding


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On 2nd October 2020 in Juba, Sudan’s transitional government made significant and historic progress in concluding a set of peace talks with various rebel groups with actual legally binding agreements. This has rightly been internationally heralded as a great and important achievement, especially in the context of Sudan’s transition away from the prior regime of Omar al-Bashir. However, there are still several issues that remain to be addressed. Some are due to issues in the structure of the agreements themselves. Others are more context specific, such as problems with implementation, possible spoilers and building mutual consensus. Given some of the strict self-imposed deadlines, time will be of the essence in implementing these accords in a fair and balanced matter. Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok will face more key decisions in the months and years to come.