Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Sudan

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Sudan

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1996

Oct. 22: The municipal government of Khartoum enacted a "public order law" which requires physical barriers between the sexes at social events, and bars the sexes from facing each other directly. [10/27 NYT]

Oct. 25: Omdurman radio reported that Southern Sudan Independence Movement (SSIM) sources had reported that John Garang of the Sudanese People's Liberation Army (SPLA) had executed five of his senior opponents in the SPLA, including Joseph Koin, Mary Asaye Peter and Polino Lokofo. [10/29 FBIS]

Nov. 4: In Tehran, the foreign ministers of Malawi, Sudan and Uganda met to discuss relations between the three countries. [ll/5 FBIS]

Nov. 5: The government suspended Red Cross activities in the country for transporting five SPLA members and ammunition on 1 November. The Red Cross responded saying that the government had approved the transfer of the five people, who had undergone medical treatment. [11/7 WP]

Nov. 10: It was reported that the United States was donating military aid to Eritrea, Ethiopia and Uganda. The report stated that the aid was linked to the countries' support of Sudanese opposition groups. [11/10 WP]

Nov. 12: Cairo radio reported that security forces had clashed with residents of a slum outside of Khartoum. …

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