The first rebels have been freed in Darfur, following Wednesday’s declaration that war is over. Sudanese president, Omar Hassan al-Bashir made this announcement in Doha, and said members of the rebel group JEM would be released. Their supporters held a rally outside Khartoum’s Kober prison.
One woman there was hopeful about the deal: “We hope that President Bashir will be committed to the words he said and implement the deal quickly. We also urge other Darfur rebel factions to join the peace settlement and create stability in Darfur. We have suffered too much.”