The Sudanese Prime Minister, Abdullah Hamdok, issued a decree appointing the head of the Sudan Liberation Movement, Minni Arko Minawi, as governor of the Darfur region.
According to the letter of appointment, the decision came in implementation of the peace agreement signed by the transitional government with the armed factions in conflict areas.
Minawi is considered one of the leaders of the armed factions who fought armed confrontations against the regime of ousted Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir before he signed a peace agreement with him in 2006, to be appointed as a senior assistant to the president at the time.
But he returned to fight again after years spent in office after accusing Bashir of not being serious about implementing the agreement.
The rest of the leaders of the armed factions were appointed to the sovereign and ministerial positions as part of the implementation of the political provisions of the peace agreement.
The Darfur region is witnessing a state of instability in light of the continuing armed tribal conflicts, which have led to the death of hundreds of people and the displacement of thousands of people from their areas in the recent period.