Sudan’s new year of fear

Ros Wynne-Jones reports in The Guardian:

On Saturday, there will be exactly a year left to prevent the return of a conflict that was once the longest-running in Africa – Sudan‘s north-south war, which claimed about 2 million lives. With elections due this year and 365 days left until the crucial referendum on independence for the south, concern is growing among analysts, advocacy groups and NGOs working in Sudan that the spectre of widespread conflict is once again a reality.

…  Next Monday Daniel Deng, the archbishop of the Episcopal church of Sudan, and Rowan Williams, the archbishop of Canterbury, will meet Gordon Brown to discuss the growing crisis. A new Chatham House report urges the international community to re-engage with Sudan; and Glenys Kinnock, the minister for Africa, is travelling out there this week

Full story: Sudan’s new year of fear | Ros Wynne-Jones | Comment is free | The Guardian

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