Sudan's former foes have failed to reconcile differences over a 2005 peace deal, with the status of the oil-rich Abyei region dominating the crisis that had prompted one party to withdraw from the coalition government.
Sudan's government is accused of retaliating by unleashing a militia of Arab nomads known as the janjaweed â€” a charge [that] it denies.
Sudan is again a highlighted country for this year's observance of IDOP (on Sunday 11 November; unlike the past few years, Canada will not observe it on a separate date); here is the section on the global IDOP site concerning Sudan...
Decline in European trade in the Sudan from the mid-nineteenth century.
Sudan has encouraged Arab Muslim militias to slaughter fl Muslims; hundreds of thousands of the latter are facing death from starvation and disease, while their persecutors block the distribution of humanitarian aid.(Brief Article)
Why the world is ignoring Darfur: the genocide in Sudan has come and gone from the world's headlines, but persists all the same.
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