The guarantors of the agreement of Chad, Qatar, Egypt, the African Union, the European Union and the United Nations also contribute to the agreement. „What we are hoping for is real implementation during the three-year transition period,” Ahmed told VOA. „The parties to the agreement must respect and fully implement all articles of the agreement. We don`t want to go to national elections if we still have fights in some parts of the country. JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN/KHARTUM, SUDAN – Saturday`s peace agreement between the Sudanese government and various rebel groups is eliciting both praise and protest from those most directly affected by the deal. I often go around the world and teach governments about the progress of the recent peace agreement in South Sudan. In early 2020, there seemed to be some good news. In March, after eighteen months of delay, South Sudanese President Salva Kiir announced a transitional government joined by his armed opposition partners. But almost immediately, violence erupted in Jonglei state and rebels headed for the western Bahr el Ghazals government, sparking clashes there and elsewhere in the country. Diplomats in the capitals of the world`s North wanted to know what was going on. He said peace was the first priority of the 10 themes decided by the transitional government. He said that the transitional government was happy to complete this step – the Juba Declaration – but that they were aware that even more round tables with MLS and SPLM-N would be needed to achieve a comprehensive peace. The peace process was supported by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and partners from IGAD, a consortium of donor countries.
The SPLM announced that it would return to government on 13 December 2007 following an agreement. The agreement stipulates that the seat of government will rotate every three months between Juba and Khartoum, while it would seem that this will be largely symbolic, as will the financing of a census (essential to the referendum) and a timetable for the withdrawal of troops by the border.  All peace agreements signed since the beginning of the current civil war were power-sharing agreements dominated by Juba at the elite level. To have a seat at the table, you need armed forces. Therefore, in order to participate in internationally sanctioned peace agreements, rival armed factions recruit civilians. During the negotiations, they then rush for control of lucrative ministries. Those who are excluded from the process have no choice but to return to the battlefield to regain a seat at the table. . . .