Regional leaders including presidents of Uganda, Kenya and Chad will on Saturday arrive in the South Sudanese capital Juba to attend the signing of the Sudanese peace deal, according to a senior South Sudan government official.
The signing of a landmark Sudanese peace agreement will be conducted on Saturday to end the decades-long devastating conflict.
This long-awaited peace deal between Khartoum and a coalition of armed groups called the Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) if respected will ease Sudan’s transition to civilian rule after the overthrow of military strongman Omar al-Bashir in April 2019.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called it a “historic achievement”. Hopes are high that Sudan’s civilian-led transitional government under Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok is more committed to peace-making than al-Bashir’s government