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Vol 50 No 10

Published 15th May 2009


Open sesame

In diplomatic bartering this week, Khartoum offered limited access in Darfur to some affiliates of the 13 Western aid agencies it expelled on 4 March. Yet, at the same time, it has blocked over 350 Darfur civil society delegates from attending a peace conference in Ethiopia. This contravenes the democracy clauses of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement, not to mention the spirit of the 2006 Darfur Peace Agreement. The 12-16 May gathering was cancelled.

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