Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Sudan

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Sudan

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April 18: An estimated 50,000 people fled their homes in southern Sudan following the resumption of violence between the Sudanese central government and the Sudan People's Liberation Front/Army (SPLM/A). [WP, 4/19]

May 5: Fighting erupted between government and rebel forces despite a ceasefire signed in April. [NYT, 5/6]

May 6: Sulayman 'Abdallah Adam, governor of Sudanese West Darfur, declared that the region was safe again from attacks and invited exiled residents to return. Refugees interviewed by the New York Times rejected that claim. [NYT, 5/8]

May 7: The top UN human rights official officially charged the Sudanese government with having established, armed, and supported Arab militias that had expelled at least one million villagers from the Darfur province and killed thousands. [WP, 5/8]

May 26: The Sudanese government and rebels from the south finalized a peace treaty to end a decades-long civil war. The parties were near to an agreement for approximately a year. [FT, 5/27]

June 3: UN under secretary general Egeland appealed for $236 million in emergency aid to the Darfur region, where more than a million people had been driven from their homes by militias and government forces. The United States pledged $188.5 million on top of $100 million it had donated since 2003, while the European Union pledged $12 million, matching its to-date contribution, and Canada pledged $4.4 million. [NYT, 6/4]

June 5: Rebels kidnapped 16 UN workers in the western Darfur region according to the Sudanese government. …

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