09 August 2003

Talks to end war in Sudan

Here is a report from the Financial Times about the "Peace talks to end Africa's longest civil war":

Sudan peace talks due to resume in Kenya this weekend could make or break prospects of ending Africa's longest running civil war, General Lazaro Sumbeiywo, Kenyan mediator in negotiations, said on Thursday.

The talks follow agreement last year on the so-called Machakos protocol, under which John Garang's rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) traded agreement to the continuation of Islamic law in the north for six years of southern autonomy, ending with a referendum on the south's independence.

However, the National Islamic Front government in Khartoum may not be in the mood for compromise, and this could doom the latest move toward peace. Pray for our fellow believers in this troubled country.

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