The Fulani and Mahamid Arab communities from the municipalities of Foulatari, N’guelbeli, Goudoumaria and Mainé Soroa in the Diffa region of Niger signed a peace agreement on Sunday 23 December 2018 thereby putting an end to more than a year of armed confrontations between the two sides.
The Agreement, which is the result of a three-month mediation process facilitated by the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD), was signed in the city of Diffa by representatives designated by the two communities.
Through this accord, the communities have committed to:
Idourfane and Ibogolitane communities from the regions of Gao and Ménaka in Mali and the region of Tillabéry in Niger, signed a peace agreement on 20 November 2018 in Gao, thereby putting an end to more than a year of deadly conflict between the two sides.
The 2018 Asia Mediation Retreat took place in Beijing from 16 to 17 October bringing together Asian peacemakers from governments, international institutions and non-governmental organisations.
Norway’s Foreign Minister, Ms Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide, delivered the opening remarks and underlined the centrality of mediation in preventing, de-escalating and resolving conflict. She said that the fact that the Retreat was taking place in Beijing was in itself an inspiration given China’s increasing engagement in the field of mediation.
The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) facilitated the signing, on Thursday 27 September 2018 in Sévaré, of a unilateral commitment towards a ceasefire by Youssouf Toloba and his armed group, Dan Nan Ambassagou, in the context of the conflict which opposes the group to other community armed groups in central Mali.