Due to differences, the Dinka Malual, Luo, and Rizeigat communities concluded a five-day conference without signing resolutions.
Due to differences with the Rezigat side, the Dinka Malual, Luo, and Rizeigat communities last week concluded a five-day cattle pre-migration peace conference in Aweil West County, Northern Bahr el Ghazal State, without signing resolutions.
Following the assassination of its former chairperson, Mohamud Sadiq, in January this year, Rizeigat delegates were said to have failed to participate due to internal disagreements.
Tong Garang, Director-General of the State Ministry of Peace Building, told Radio Tamazuj on Friday that the parties had rescheduled the signing of the agreement for next year.
“Yes, the conference ended today (Friday), and a few Rizeigat members came to see the conference resolutions.” “The recommendations were not signed because the Rizeigat portion did not appear, and Dinka Malual also did not sign the items,” Garang explained.
The Chairperson of the Dinka Malual Border Peace Committee, Anguei Noon Atak, stated that they have sent a list of their blood compensation demands to Rizeigat Paramount Chief Mahmud Musa Madibo in Sudan’s Eastern Darfur State.
“Dinka Malual has sent a list of their demands (blood compensations) to Rizeigat paramount chief Mahmud Musa Madibo, and nothing was discussed during the conference except the repatriation of stolen cows, goats, and much more to the Rizeigat,” he said.
However, Noon stated that none of their demands were discussed because Rizeigat community leaders did not attend the conference.
Ngong Deng, project officer for the Coalition for Humanity, spoke on behalf of the donor organizations, saying that donors should redouble their efforts to help communities in South Sudan as well as those across the border between Sudan and South Sudan.
“We are looking forward to donors working very hard to restore peace among the communities within South Sudan as well as at the borders between South Sudan and Sudan,” he added.
The conference was funded in part by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), and the Coalition for Humanity (CH).