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Former combatants participate in ceasefire workshop

By United Nations - African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID)
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EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, January 23, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- On 23 January, 22 former combatants of the Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM) completed a workshop focusing on the articles of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) and geared toward enhancing the participants' administrative skills.

The three-day session, organized by the African Union – United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) in El Fasher, North Darfur, included extensive discussions on the role of the Ceasefire Commission, an entity that is stipulated in the DDPD and officially charged with monitoring and implementing a permanent ceasefire and final security arrangements.

In an interview with UNAMID following the workshop, LJM Chief of Staff Ismail Rifa noted that the workshop was beneficial and informative, particularly on issues related to ceasefire and security arrangements. “This workshop allowed us to transfer the knowledge we learned to our colleagues,” he said.

The training was designed to assist the 22 LJM members in carrying out their administrative duties with the Darfur Regional Authority.