Sudanese Authorities called off talks with the country’s most prominent rebel commander on Tuesday, saying they had reached an agreement on more than three-quarters of a framework peace plan.
Following the fall of former President Omar al-Bashir in 2019, a settlement with Abdelaziz al-Sudan Hilu’s People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) would be a significant step in resolving Sudan’s decades-long internal strife.
Last year, some rebels from the south and Darfur’s troublesome western area signed what was supposed to be a comprehensive peace pact.
Mohammad Kuku, a spokeswoman for the SPLM-N, declined to comment on the issues of contention, adding that discussion will continue until the next round of discussions.
SPLM-N operates in a region populated primarily by minority Christians and indigenous peoples who have long complained of persecution by Khartoum and Bashir’s Islamist administration.
Bashir controlled Sudan for 30 years until being deposed by the military in the wake of huge protests against his regime.