The Darfur rebel attack on the capital exposes the weaknesses
of the Islamist National Congress regime
The attack on the capital by the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) on 10 May opened a new chapter in the stories of Darfur and of Sudan's Islamist regime. Immediately, it boosted the spirits of the people of Darfur but put exiles in Northern Sudan in danger. It alarmed the ruling National Congress (aka National Islamic Front), which broke relations with Chad. Interested governments, which focus on peace talks rather than on the causes of the conflict, rushed to support the Khartoum regime.
The Justice and Equality (initially Justice and Equity) Movement was founded in late 2002, after government-backed militias intensified their attacks in Darfur; it became operation...
Heavy fighting between the Sudan Armed Forces and the SPLA
points to more conflict ahead
There had been no shortage of warnings about Abyei, the area on the North-South border where Khartoum has refused to implement a boundary ruling under the Comprehensive Peace Agree...