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Sudan: Reviewing The Addis Ababa Peace Agreements 2012

By Aly Verjee

The maxim that the test of any agreement is in its implementation is familiar to those who follow Sudanese politics, even from a distance. This article reviews the latest agreements reached between Sudan and South Sudan on September 27 in Addis Ababa, brokered by the African Union High Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP). …

Both Sudan and South Sudan were under threat of UN sanctions if a deal was not reached. In time, the new agreements may be seen as the start of a more productive relationship between the two states, heralding the “brighter future” Ahmed Badawi describes. But it could easily be a false dawn, in a relationship still beset with mistrust. …

Aly Verjee is senior researcher at the Rift Valley Institute.

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