Sudan on Edge

In the Lebanon Daily Star, Julie Flint writes on the dire consequences of the death of Sudanese leader John Garang: “For all Garang’s flaws, his vision of a ‘new Sudan’ was a noble one from which he never deviated for an instant, even though a majority of southerners, even within the SPLA and SPLM, reject the unity for which he fought. They want separation. Garang’s death puts the new Sudan in jeopardy.” See also Eric Reeves’ essay on how Garang’s death could accelerate the Darfur genocide.


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