Jump to navigation

Vol 52 No 11

Published 27th May 2011


Sudan

Fighting for Abyei

Bombing and looting on the North-South border this week may undermine Sudan’s formal partition in July

The Khartoum regime’s all-out military attack on and occupation of the strategic region of Abyei is part of its hardening policy in the lead-up to Southern Sudan’s independence on 9 July. After Northern troops had burned down most of Abyei town and driven out over 20,000 people, President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir insisted on 24 May that the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) would not leave, in blatant contravention of 2005’s Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA).

End of preview - This article contains approximately 851 words.

End of preview

Subscribers: Log in now to read the complete article.

Account Holders: Log in now and use your Account Credit to buy this article. No Credit? Top up your Account now.


If you have a print subscription already, click here for a password that gives you full access to the website.

If you are logged in, but still cannot access the full text of this article, email customer services or telephone us on +44(0)1638 743633.