Academic journal article The Middle East Journal


Academic journal article The Middle East Journal


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Jan. 16: A reconciliation agreement was signed between the Sudanese government and the opposition Democratic National Coalition in Cairo. [AN, 1/17]

Jan. 21: The Sudanese government and southern rebels agreed to extend the mission of the international observers who supervise the ceasefire around Nouba mountain for another six months. [AN, 1/21]

Jan. 24: The European Union restored ties with Sudan and offered $50 million in aid to help support a peace agreement. [AlJazeera, 1/24]

Jan. 25: Madhawi Ibrahim Adam, a leading Sudanese human rights advocate, was arrested and detained without charge. [AP, 1/25]

Jan. 26: The Sudanese Air Force bombed villages in Darfur. The African Union peacekeeping force reported the bombing as a "major cease-fire violation." [AP, 1/26]

Feb. 1: A UN report on Sudan's troubled Darfur region concluded that the Sudanese government was guilty of gross human rights violations but stopped short of labeling the violence as genocide. [Al-Jazeera, 2/1]

Mar. 25: The UN security Council voted unanimously to send 10,000 troops and more than 700 civilian police to southern Sudan for an initial period of six months to support the peace agreement between the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A). …

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