The Africa Liberal Network supports the process of democratisation in Sudan and calls on the Government of Sudan to respect the constitution, to continue the peace process in Darfur, and to respect the outcome of the upcoming referendum in Southern Sudan. ALN calls on the international community to assist where it can in this regard, and welcomes its new observer member, South Sudan Liberal Party, which was recently established by existing member, Liberal Democratic Party of Sudan in anticipation of the referendum scheduled for January 2011.
The Africa Liberal Network watches with deep concern the situation of the population in Darfur, Western Sudan. ALN calls for the immediate release of Darfurian human rights activists arrested on 30 October 2010 and subsequently. The ALN supports the peace negotiations and understands the need for a comprehensive peace in the region based on respecting the fundamental rights of the citizens and an equitable sharing of power in the country. ALN supports the initiative of Darfur Democratic Forum and other Sudanese liberals and democrats in working towards a lasting peace in Darfur.