Arms Embargo: Sudan Comprehensive Peace Agreement

Annexure I: Permanent Ceasefire and Security Arrangements Implementation Modalities and Appendices (Signed at Naivasha, Kenya on 31st December 2004)

5.3. The permanent cessation of hostilities shall include final termination of the following activities:

5.3.5. Replenishment of ammunition, weapons and other lethal or military
equipment;

Implementation History

2005

No Implementation

There was evidence of Sudan purchasing weapons from various mechanisms after the initiation of the peace process. It was documented that the Sudan acquired major weapon systems as well as light weapons from countries such as Russia, Belarus, China, Egypt, Iran and even from European Union Countries such as France, Italy and Germany between 2003 and 2008.1 However, no complaint was lodged by the SPLM/A or the UNMIS on this issue. Chinese were exporting weapons and importing Sudanese oil.2 Therefore, the armed embargo provision of the accord was never implemented.  

2006

No Implementation

 Sudan acquired major weapon systems as well as light weapons from various countries in 2006.3

  • 3. Mike Lewis, "Skirting the Law," 23-25.
2007

No Implementation

 Sudan acquired major weapon systems as well as light weapons from various countries in 2007.4

2008

No Implementation

 Sudan acquired major weapon systems as well as light weapons from various countries in 2008.5

2009

No Implementation

No further developments observed.

2010

No Implementation

No further developments observed.

2011

No Implementation

No further developments observed.