First Justice, Then Peace in Sudan
Uzelac, Ana, The Christian Science Monitor
For almost two decades, Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir has waged foul wars on ethnic groups within his country that happened to live on oil- or mineral-rich land. Today, the international community is finally close to holding him accountable. Though it could make for a rocky transition, it is the key to peace.
Even before Darfur, aerial bombing, murder, and rape seemed to be his government's tools for settling scores with the mainly African Christians of southern Sudan. In that 23-year war for resource control, just under 2 million people died as a result of mass violence.
In 2005, the US brokered a peace deal that divided control of the oil fields. But it did …
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Publication information: Article title: First Justice, Then Peace in Sudan. Contributors: Uzelac, Ana - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: October 2, 2008. Page number: 9. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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