Chronology: Sudan / Syria / Tunisia

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Chronology: Sudan / Syria / Tunisia


ABBREVIATIONS

FBIS, Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Report--Middle East & North Africa and South Asia; Western Europe

FT, The Financial Times

JP, The Jerusalem Post

NYT, The New York Times

WP, The Washington Post

WSJ, The Wall Street Journal

Sudan

1995

Apr. 18: South Sudan Independence Movement (SSIM) sources claimed that government warplanes had bombed SSIM positions on 17 and 18 April and that the government had violated the 28 March 1995 cease-fire 13 times.

4/19 FBIS

Apr. 23: The Foreign Ministry announced that Uganda had expelled an unspecified number of Sudanese diplomats.

4/24 FBIS

Apr. 26: In Nairobi, the SSIM and the Sudanese People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) agreed to a cease-fire.

4/28 FBIS

May 1: The government signed an accord in which Russia agreed to finance a $100-million dam on the Nile.

5/2 WSJ

May 9: Unidentified gunmen in the South released 21 of 22 United Nations' (UN) aid workers they had seized on 8 May.

5/9 FBIS, 5/11 NYT

May 17: Police arrested former prime minister and leader of the opposition Umma Party, al-Sadiq al-Mahdi.

5/18 FBIS

May 20: A spokesman for the SSIM, David Detrand, claimed that the government had violated the cease-fire by attacking Ulang on the Sobat River.

5/25 FBIS

May 25: The government agreed to extend the ceased fire, which began 28 March 1995, for two months. Kenyan president Daniel arap Moi brokered the extension during a meeting with Sudanese president 'Umar Hasan Ahmad al-Bashir in Khartoum.

5/26 FBIS

May 30: The government reportedly withdrew the licenses of the daily newspapers al-Fura and al-Zalal.

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