SUDAN WATCH: Egypt attempts to unite Darfur factions plus SLM's Al-Nur

Friday, July 10, 2009

Egypt attempts to unite Darfur factions plus SLM's Al-Nur

From Sudan Radio Service, Friday, 10 July 2009:
Egypt Attempts To Unite Darfur Factions
(Cairo) – The Egyptian government has invited a number of Darfur anti-government groups to Cairo in an attempt to encourage them to join the negotiations with the Sudanese government.

This comes after the failed negotiations between the Government of National Unity and the Justice and Equality Movement in the capital of Qatar, Doha.

The leader of a Darfur anti-government group, the United Resistance Front, Bahar Idriss Abu Garda spoke to Sudan Radio Service on Friday in Cairo

[Bahar Idriss Abu Garda]: “The only difference we have now is the issue of Darfur. All the other issues and factors have been agreed, with the exception of two factors that caused the negotiations to collapse. There is disagreement between the movements and a lack of real unity. In addition to that, the Sudanese government is the issue. They refuse the peace process unless they have unity”.

Egyptian sources say that they have contacted Abdul Wahid Nour, from the Sudan Liberation Movement, and they are hoping to convince him to participate in the negotiations.

The leaders of anti-government groups in Darfur are expected to meet with the Egyptian Intelligence Minister, Omar Suleiman, the Foreign Minister, Ahmed Abul-Gheit and the Arab League Secretary General, Amr Moussa.

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