Sudan envoys due in Addis for talks with SPLM-N

Most of the delegates representing the SPLM-N have already arrived in the Ethiopian capital for the talks, scheduled to kick off Tuesday

Sudan envoys due in Addis for talks with SPLM-N

World Bulletin/News Desk

A delegation representing the Sudanese government is due to arrive in Addis Ababa on Monday for another round of peace talks with rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), a source with the African Union said Sunday.

Most of the delegates representing the SPLM-N have already arrived in the Ethiopian capital for the talks, scheduled to kick off Tuesday.

The talks hit a snag last month, prompting the African Union, which has been mediating the negotiations,  to warn the two sides that it would refer the case to the UN Security Council if they failed to conclude an agreement before April 30.

“The two sides will be negotiating under a deadline of April 30 as set by the African Union High Level Implementation Panel led by former South African president Thabo Mbeki,” the source said.

Since 2011, the SPLM-N has waged an active insurgency against the Khartoum government in Sudan's Blue Nile and South Kordofan states.

The movement, outlawed by Khartoum, consists mainly of fighters who sided with South Sudan during the civil war, which ended with a 2005 peace treaty that opened the door to South Sudan's secession from Sudan six years later.

 

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