Tuesday, June 06, 2006

SUDAN: Washington imposes flawed 'peace’ deal

Norm Dixon

In the early hours of May 5, the most militarily significant Darfur rebel group — a faction of the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) led by Minni Minnawi — reluctantly accepted a flawed “peace” agreement with Sudan’s authoritarian regime. Contrary to the optimistic claim by US President George Bush on May 7 that the agreement allows the people of ravaged Darfur “a chance to begin anew”, the deal imposed by Washington again leaves the fate of millions of Darfuris dependent on the “good faith” of Khartoum’s rulers, whose vicious scorched-earth tactics are responsible for the deaths of up to 450,000 people in western Sudan. The full story >>>

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