Saturday, August 12, 2006

CPA: between NCP and SPLM

The Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) signed between the Sudan Peoples' Liberation Army/Movement (SPLA/M) and the National Congress Party (NCP) is one year seven months old. And it seems it is not going on fine.

The guns may have gone silent, the refugees trying to go home and the government of South Sudan and Government of National Unity in place, but all the signs are that things are far from right between the bed fellows.

There are parts of the CPA are not being implemented to date or sections being very slowly implemented, if at all. Oil money for the South is still unclear as the country make billions and the Abyei Border Commission report suspended.

The fact now that the NCP and SPLM are talking the issues over are signs of the seriousness of cracks in the fragile peace. Hope they agree on these issues. No one really want to go back to war. Our people have suffered enough. Let peace prevail.