Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Sudan

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Sudan

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Jan. 23: Sudan's government and the main rebel group, the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) came to an agreement on the status of two disputed regions, the Nuba Mountains and the Southern Blue Nile. However, no treaty was signed because the status of the final disputed territory, Abyei, was not resolved. [MEO, 1/23]

Jan. 26: The central government and the SPLA agreed to extend their ceasefire for a month, through the February 17 talks. [MEO, 16/26]

Jan. 30: Despite on-going peace negotiations with southern rebel groups, fighting continued between western rebels and the central government. Government forces recaptured a number of towns, including Tine, near the Chadian border. [MEO, 1/30]

Feb. 18: Fighting in western Sudan spilled over into Chad, where approximately 1000,0 000 civilians sought refuge from the fighting between non -Arab rebel move ments and the Sudanese government allied with Arab militias. Sudanese rebels accused Chad's government of supporting Sudanese government forces and attacked several Chadian villages. [JT, 2/9 19]

Mar. 2: Sudan's central government broke off relations with the opposition National Coalition following the latter's inclusion of the Darfur rebels in its coalition. [AN, 3/2]

Fighting broke out in Sudan's southern provinces between the Sudan Liberation Movement/Army (SLM/A) and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) of Uganda. The SLM/A claims that fighting erupted when the Ugandans tried to transport stolen items into Uganda. [AN, 36/6]

Mar. 9 19: The top UN official in Sudan issued the strongest international warning to date against the country's government-affiliated militia, accusing it of war crimes and acts that resembled ethnic cleansing. …

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