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Vol 50 No 13

Published 26th June 2009


'Selling the South down the river'

This week's meeting in Washington of the two signatories to the 2005 CPA is unprecedented. Both the National Congress Party (aka National Islamic Front) and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army expect to gain traction: the SPLM/A because it has friends in the United States government, the NCP (NIF) because it hasn't. Ethiopia, Kenya, Britain, China, France, Norway and Russia were among the 33 countries represented. The main result seemed to be that both sides agreed to accept next month's Permanent Court of Arbitration ruling on Abyei - as they had already agreed to do.

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