Good news out of Darfur
By kaiteykat on February 16, 2009
You may still be grappling at the title of my post but read on.
One of the most active rebel groups fighting in Darfur and the government in Khartoum have agreed to sign a so-called "declaration of good intentions" which could further lead to a possible peace deal in the region.
What does it mean?
Reportedly, an end to attacks on the more than 2 million people that
live in refugee camps as well as an exchange of prisoners (on paper,
that is). The bad news being is that this only covers one rebel group
-- The Justice and Equality Movement -- and not another rebel group in the area, the SLM/A.
Is this progress?
The question being: Will the Darfur ceasefire work?
Or are both sides simply buying time?
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