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Vol 47 No 16

Published 4th August 2006


After Darfur's deal

The Western-backed peace agreement has led to more fighting, much to Khartoum's delight

The Darfur Peace Agreement (DPA) is in tatters, two months after it was signed in the Nigerian capital, Abuja. The two signatories, the Sudan government and Minni Arkou Minnawi's wing of the Sudan Liberation Movement/Army (SLM/A), have launched offensives against the rebel groups that refused to sign. The attacks, at first centred in North Darfur and now spreading to West Darfur, are developing into a war among the very ethnic groups that were previously victims of raids by the government and its Janjaweed militia allies.

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