Militant groups in Darfur have been urged to sign the Doha Agreement, which entitles Darfur massacre victims to compensation and enables Darfur to have an official federal government. A committee was formed by the Darfur regional authority with the Qatari Ambassador to Sudan and UN envoy Rachid al-Nuaimin in order to convince the clans and groups in Darfur to sign the agreement, which would put an end to a power struggle in the region.
Head of the regional authority in Darfur Tigani al-Sisi said: “Peace in Darfur has become an emergency. The war cannot go on any longer.”
Al-Sisi said he appreciated the United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and Qatar’s efforts to bring the conflict to an end.
Darfur parliamentary members have welcomed the newly-formed committee. The National Congress Party Secretary Hasabo Mohamed Abdul Rahman said in the first committee meeting: “We will encourage militant groups to sign this peace agreement. We consider the Doha Agreement to be the best path to peace. Dialogue is the only effective way to solve the crisis.”
Rahman urged Juba and Khartoum to reach an agreement to solve security issues in the regions of south Kordofan and the Blue Nile in order to stop the violence.