SUDAN WATCH: AU unveils Darfur Ceasefire Commission (CFC)

Friday, June 16, 2006

AU unveils Darfur Ceasefire Commission (CFC)

The African Union (AU) Thursday announced the inauguration of a new ceasefire commission for monitoring all provisions related to suspension of aggressive actions as stipulated in the Darfur Peace Agreement (DPA).

As set out in the DPA, the Darfur Ceasefire Commission (CFC) assumes the responsibility to implement and monitor the ceasefire provisions of the DPA, and other previous agreements between Sudanese parties involved in the armed conflict that racked the western region of Sudan over the last three years.

The AU Commission said that the CFC was launched on 13 June 2006, at the Force Headquarters of the African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS) in El Fasher, Sudan. - AngolaPress June 16, 2006.

Jun 15 2006 Sudan Tribune - African Union launches ceasefire monitoring body in Darfur: The CFC is the organ responsible for the implementation and monitoring of the ceasefire provisions of the DPA signed on May, and other previous agreements between the Sudanese parties. Ambassador Kingibe announced that efforts will be made to inaugurate the Joint Commission soon, if possible, before the holding of the African Union Summit in Banjul, scheduled for 1-2 July 2006.

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