Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Sudan

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Sudan

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2002

Jan. 19: In the Buergenstock resort near Lucerne, Switzerland, the government of Sudan signed a six-month, renewable ceasefire agreement with the Sudan People's Liberation Army to end nine years of conflict in the Nuba Mountains. [BBC, 1/19; WP, 1/ 20]

Feb. 13: A Sudanese air force attack on a relief center in southern Sudan killed seventeen civilians. [BBC, 2/21]

Feb. 14: A statement from the Foreign Ministry in Khartoum expressed the apologies of the Sudanese government for a bombing raid on civilians who were collecting food dropped from a World Food Programme aircraft into the town of Akuem in southern Sudan. [BBC, 2/14; BBC, 2/21]

Feb. 21: In response to reports of the Sudanese air force attack in southern Sudan, the United States suspended discussions with the Sudanese Government about ending the civil war. [BBC, 2/21]

Mar. 6: At a congressional hearing, US Secretary of State Colin Powell restated Khartoum's pronouncement that it would not target civilians in areas controlled by the Sudanese People's Liberation Army. [BBC, 3/7]

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