Peace in Sudan

Prospect or Pipe Dream?

by Dan Connell
published in MER228

When negotiations in July 2002 at Machakos, Kenya between the Islamist government of Sudan and rebels of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) produced a "framework agreement" of shared ideas on the future of the country, Assistant Secretary of State Walter Kansteiner touted the possibility of a comprehensive peace deal that would finally end Africa's longest-running civil war. "There is good cause for optimism," Kansteiner declared four months later, when the next round of talks yielded a temporary ceasefire.

Black Monday

The Political and Economic Dimensions of Sudan's Urban Riot

by Khalid Mustafa Medani | published August 9, 2005

Two Miles into Limbo

Displaced Sudanese in a Cairo Slum

by Pascale Ghazaleh
published in MER225

As many as five million Sudanese displaced by the country’s 19-year civil war live in Egypt, many on the urban margins of Cairo. Mostly poor and unemployed, the Sudanese displaced get by in an environment where no one -- the Egyptian government, civil society or the UN -- seems willing or able to help them.

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Lurking Insecurity

Squatters in Khartoum

by Anthony Shadid
published in MER216

Black clouds off the Nile River hang low over Mandela Camp, ushering in the storms that bring misery to an already wretched existence on the outskirts of Sudan’s capital. The clouds soon open up over the sprawling squatter settlement, and the rain begins its relentless fall. Barnaba Marial Marol, his cheeks hollow with hunger and his eyes heavy with sorrow, begins his story.

Slavery, Genocide and the Politics of Outrage

Understanding the New Racial Olympics

by Hisham Aidi
published in MER234