Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Misery in Sudan
Africa's longest and one of its worst civil wars is “on the brink” of re-erupting after three years of peace, a senior United Nations official has warned, accoridng to the Telegraph. Troops from both north and south Sudan are building up around a strategic central town, prompting Washington’s envoy to the country to pull out of talks with both sides which he called “a sham”.
The former enemies, now sharing a unity government, fought for more than two decades in a war which killed two million people and forced millions more to flee their homes. But the landmark peace deal, signed in January 2005, now appears to be unravelling, putting Africa’s largest country “on the brink” of falling back into major civil conflict, said David Gressley, the UN’s regional coordinator for south Sudan.