Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Sudan

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Sudan

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2000

July 27: Salah Idris, owner of the Al-Shifa pharmaceutical plant in Khartoum, filed a $50 million suit with the US Court of Claims, as compensation for the 20 August 1998 bombing of his plant by the US military. [7/27 FT, 7/28 WSJ]

Aug. 9: Sudanese government forces launched nine bombs on southern Sudan, causing the umbrella group of humanitarian organizations, Operation Lifeline Sudan, to suspend indefinitely all flights into the country. [8/10 FT]

Aug. 10: The Financial Times reported that on 7 August, government forces had launched 18 bombs on Mapel, in southern Sudan, nearly hitting the local airfield. [8/10 FT]

Aug. 15: UN Secretary General Kofi Annan announced that one week after their suspension, and after receiving assurances by Sudanese President `Umar al-Bashir to "ensure the safety" of humanitarian workers, flights into the country by Operation Lifeline Sudan would resume. [816 NYT, FT]

Sept. 15: The New York Times reported that Christian Solidarity International, a Switzerland-- based aid group, had bought, at $33 each, 4,435 "slaves" from the government in southern Sudan. …

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