November 24, 2014 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's ruling National Congress Party (NCP) on Monday rejected the demand of Darfur rebel groups
for talks on a comprehensive peace process, stressing that the process aims only to reach a ceasefire in Darfur to allow them to take part in the national dialogue.
Last month, UN/AU mediator Djibril Bassole said he was planning to organize an additional "consultation session" between Sudan's government and other Darfur rebel groups
, without naming the groups or the proposed venue.
Thabo Mbeki is in Khartoum for talks with the Sudanese government officials, as he prepares to launch a series of parallel discussions aiming to reach a cessation of hostilities agreement between the government and rebel groups
on 12 and 22 Novembers.
On Saturday, Egypt's foreign minister, Ahmad Abu al-Gheit, met with the leaders of six rebel groups
Following a meeting with the national dialogue high committee, Thabo Mebki told reporters that he had a positive meeting with the 7+7 panel saying he discussed ways to involve rebel groups
in the internal political process and the cessation of hostilities.
Sudan last February objected the election of Uganda as member of the OIC commission and demanded to condemn the east African country for supporting rebel groups
in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile.
He further renewed call for opposition parties which refused to engage in the dialogue and the rebel groups
to respond to the comprehensive national dialogue initiative launched by president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir.
Atta said in his address before the Great Lakes region security chiefs in Khartoum on Thursday that progress which has been made by the Sudanese government in peace agreements should encourage the Great Lakes states to fight against rebel groups
of the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF).
However Hamdoun said the rebel groups
have agreed to engage in conditional dialogue saying they are ready to participate in the dialogue in Khartoum if the government provided certain guarantees.
The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, is reportedly seeking to convince rebel groups
in Darfur region to engage in talks with the government in order to pave the road for a national constitutional process.
January 30, 2014 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese president and his Chadian counterpart agreed to send special envoys to meet Darfur rebel groups
to encourage them to engage pace negotiations, foreign minister Ali Karti said in statements on Thursday.
Qatar's deputy prime minister Ahmed bin Abdullah Al-Mahmoud and head of the international DDPD implementation follow-up committee called on the rebel groups
to join peace without delay and unconditionally and to not obstruct the development process in the region.