Sudan officially ends three-year occupation of South Kordofan and Darfur

Khartoum, Sudan — The government of Sudan has officially ended its three-year occupation of South Kordofan State and Darfur following the implementation of a cease-fire agreement signed with the Sudanese rebels in 2016, according…

Sudan officially ends three-year occupation of South Kordofan and Darfur

Khartoum, Sudan — The government of Sudan has officially ended its three-year occupation of South Kordofan State and Darfur following the implementation of a cease-fire agreement signed with the Sudanese rebels in 2016, according to news reports.

On Thursday, Sudan’s government signed the Accords of Implementation of Peace in South Kordofan State and in Darfur, as part of the Darfur Peace Agreement of May 2012, signed by the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement. Both agreements will implement a 2005 peace deal with Sudan Liberation Movement leader Colonel John Garang, who was killed in a helicopter crash two years later.

Following the signing of the agreements in Nairobi, Sudanese authorities announced the end of the South Kordofan occupation, which had lasted three years and claimed more than 30,000 lives.

The CNDP rebel group announced the end of its three-year occupation of South Kordofan on Feb. 3, adding that hundreds of rebel fighters would depart from the state.

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Officially the Sudanese government has ended its three-year occupation of South Kordofan and Darfur

The Sudanese government signed the Accords of Implementation of Peace in South Kordofan State and in Darfur, as part of the Darfur Peace Agreement of May 2012, signed by the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement. Both agreements will implement a 2005 peace deal with Sudan Liberation Movement leader Colonel John Garang, who was killed in a helicopter crash two years later.

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