Limits of Mediation: Sudan Peace Mediation

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Limits of Mediation: Sudan Peace Mediation

Is the Sudan peace mediation by IGAD the answer to the questions of whether the mediators are guaranteed by the conditions and demands how about the parties to the conflict or can they strike out? With little contemplation as to the alternative or consequences the IGAD mediation team did chose to be in bound by the parties.

Something exceptional was the Machakos Protocol which was short and the vision was very far limited, upon which was supposedly based on by the DoP. The Nakuru framework was totally condemned by the GoS, which was seen as the next attempt. The peace process was meant to be limited as the message came out clear, as one of the negotiator stated ‘step by step’ while the leading role was played by the Sudanese parties.

The University of Nairobi student CC AA was near to the truth and stated that at the time of the emergence of armed insurgency groups in Darfur did expos the narrowness of the Naivasha peace agreement (Kenny, 2004), as well Sharath Srinivasan came up with almost the same conclusion

IGAD was pushed towards a full peace agreement and planning for peace as the International community was overwhelmed. In February and April 2003 there were recommendations that unnecessary advocacy was a peace spoiler this fetched in calls for a greater focus on Darfur. In October 2002 an extensive strategic hardware and personnel support flowed from the SPLM to Darfur rebels from 2002 onwards, yet conflicts in Darfur and the IGAD process did interconnect

A rapid agreement in the south had to be reached which was the best way to conclude the conflict in Darfur, this was stated by Sumbeiywo who was followed by many analysts. (Kenny, 2004, de Waal, January 2005, and var...

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