Editorial: Absurd Theatre

The approach adapted in the negotiations between the Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the Forces of Freedom and Change (FFC) reminded us with the old ill method which was adopted in the Two Areas’ negotiations between the ousted regime and the SPLM-N.
The rounds of the Two Areas’ talks in Addis Ababa amounted to eleven and did not deliver anything except more differences in the stances of each party due to the lack of seriousness by both parties to reach a political solution that bring an end to the crisis which affected millions in South Kordofan and the Blue Nile.
They were negotiating to show the international community that they are endeavouring to resolve the crisis; but in reality the meeting halls witnessed more disputes as each party shoulders the other party the responsibility of failing the absurd round of talks.
Now, it is apparent that the two parties of the equation i.e. the TMC and the FFC are adapting the same approach without any consideration that every unproductive day makes Sudan closer to a deep abyss.
We urge the two rivals to recognize the skyrocketing in the prices of the essential commodities, and the electrify cuts became in daily basis without programming.
The exports declined by 70% and there is no importation, and the revenues of the customs are diminishing.
It is very worrying that there are 375 out of 400 factories are not operating in Al-Bagair industrial area and that is due to the lack of the raw materials, the electricity cuts and the poor flow of fuel.
Despite all this the TMC and the FFC are dealing with the issue very slowly without any feeling that the continuation of the crisis will affect the present and the future of the country.
It is apparent both parties are entering the talks to please the AU mediator without any desire to strike a deal.
It is high time for the AU mediation to monitor the performance of both parties and to intervene to prevent any irresponsible conduct that might lead to hindering the negotiations.
The TMC and the FFC should practice the least level of responsibility and to work for Sudan and its future generations.

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