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Vol 44 No 12

Published 13th June 2003


Sudan

Sticking points

I will not be absorbed for the second time in my life!' John Garang told parliamentarians and aid workers in Britain's Portcullis House on 3 June. The Sudan People's Liberation Army boss was referring to the absorption of Anya Nya rebels into the government army under the 1972 Addis Ababa agreement that ended the first, 17-year war. Colonel Garang insists on keeping his army as the major defence against the National Islamic Front dismantling a Machakos agreement as ex-President Ja'afar Nimeiri dismantled Addis Ababa.

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