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Vol 44 No 24

Published 5th December 2003


Sudan

Armed and angry

Militias: mediators ignore them, Garang shuns them, the NIF loves them

Sudan's peace talks are rumbling to a probable conclusion imposed by the 'Troika' of interested Western governments the United States, Britain and Norway within a few months or even weeks. The talks process ignores many key issues, notably any need for democracy or accountability for human rights atrocities, north or south (AC Vol 44 Nos 17 & 21; see also Sudan, Oil, and Human Rights, Human Rights Watch, 2003). One issue directly threatens any eventual peace agreement immediately ­ the militias of the Nuer, Sudan's second largest ethnic group. Their role is largely ignored by the Troika pushing the talks and ducked by the talkers, the National Islamic Front government and Sudan People's Liberation Army/Movement.

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