November 19, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – South Sudanese opposition faction led by former vice-president Riek Machar said they were not surprised by the recent “isolated” reconciliation talks between president Salva Kiir’s government and former detainees, often known as G-10.
The group, which include former secretary-general of the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) Pagan Amum and nine others, is led by Rebecca Nyandeng de Mabior, widow of the late founding leader of the SPLM, John Garang.
November 18, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) - The Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) said they want a new track for the talks with the Sudanese government in Addis Ababa, stressing they refuse negotiations based on the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD).
The Sudanese government, JEM and Sudan Liberation Movement – Minni Minnawi will meet on 23 November for talks brokered by the African Union High Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) to reach a framework agreement ending war in Darfur.
November 16, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – The African Union mediation has delayed a decisive meeting between the Sudanese government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) for 24 hours in order to allow the latter to conduct further consultations.
The meeting between the warring parties in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states had been set for Sunday evening to endorse a draft framework agreement prepared by the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP).
November 16, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government said it denied an investigation team from the hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) access for the second time to the village of Tabit in North Darfur state to investigate recent claims of mass rape of some 200 women by Sudanese military personnel.
Sudan’s foreign ministry in a statement on Sunday said the UNAMID team was denied access to Tabit because it violated the agreement it concluded with the foreign ministry on Friday.
November 15, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – The Sudanese government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement – North (SPLM-N) endorsed on Saturday all the proposals made by the African mediation paving way for the signing a framework agreement on the conflict in the Two Areas.
Following the long discussions held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) agreed with the two parties to hold a meeting on Sunday to approve the draft agreement ahead of the signing.