Kiir becomes Peace Prize Winner for achieving peace in Sudan

President Salva Kiir Mayardit receives this year’s Peace Prize Award from the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) |Photo:Thessherald

Oct 3, 2020 (Thessherald)–South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit has won the Peace Prize Award from the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) for successfully achieving peace and ending years of conflict in Sudan.

The Sudanese parties signed a final peace agreement today in the capital, Juba, marking the end of the decades-long conflict between the Sudanese Armed Forces and several armed groups in Sudan.

Other top officials who received their Awards are, Hon. Tut Gatluak Manime Chairperson of the Sudanese Mediation Committee and Hon. Dr. Dhieu Mathok Diing, member of the committee.

Sudan has witnessed peace and stability after the overthrow of former Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, who was overthrown in a military coup in April 2019, and was later sentenced for two years in prison over corruption and human rights violations.

“As the Sudanese have signed their peace agreement through our mediation, we in South Sudan should also double our efforts to implement our own peace agreement and to bring on board others who did not join the R-ARCSS,” said James Gatdet Dak, Press Secretary in the Office of the First Vice-President.