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Vol 50 No 6

Published 20th March 2009


New battles for Darfur

As some SLM factions regroup, the Justice and Equality Movement tries to position itself for a new order

The political crisis in Khartoum after the International Criminal Court's arrest warrant for President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir has fostered new hopes among the opposition, not least in Darfur. Some factions of the Sudan Liberation Movement/Army are talking to each other for the first time in years (AC Vol 50 No 5). Enter the strengthening Justice and Equality Movement, which complicates everyone's calculations about the Darfur opposition. In the United States, meanwhile, President Barack Obama has appointed Air Force Major General J. Scott Gration, who speaks Swahili, as his Special Envoy to Sudan.

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