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A call for an inclusive and sustainable peace process in Burma/Myanmar
Yesterday, October 15, 2015, marked the signing of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) between the Myanmar/Burma government and eight (8) of the country’s ethnic armed groups that, for almost five decades, have been fighting for their right to self - determination. Said peace accord, also known as the framework for political dialogue was declared a top priority by the government when former top Army general Thein Sein assumed office in 2011. 
 t is however sad to note that peace will more likely remain elusive for the peoples of Myanmar as more than half of the ethnic groups involved in the peace process have declined to participate in today’s peace pact ceremony amid questions of the accord not being fully inclusive.