Former rebel leader appointed Darfur governor

Former rebel leader appointed Darfur governor

The Sudanese Prime Minister Dr. Abdalla Hamdok has appointed former rebel leader of Sudan Liberation Movement/Army (SLM/A), Mini Arko Minawi, as the governor of Western Darfur region in the implementation of the 2020 Juba Peace Agreement.

Minawi (pictured) described his Saturday’s appointment as a milestone in ending long civil wars and sufferings of people in Sudan, calling for cooperation among parties in nurturing the peace agreement.

 “Today (Sunday), a decision was issued appointing the governor of the Darfur region, a decision that is part of the entitlement of the Juba Peace agreement. The prime ministry and members of the Sovereignty Council, hope we can work together cooperatively,” Manawa tweeted on Sudan afternoon.

The deal was brokered by the President Salva Kiir Mayardit in Juba last year between the Sudanese opposition groups and Sovereign authorities in Khartoum, ended the protracted Sudanese civil war that left thousands dead and millions others displaced.