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From War to Peace: what next for Sudan?

Posted by Kit Mitchell-Innes on February 24, 2010 at 5:59 AM

April 11th is scheduled to see Presidential and parliamentary elections take place in Sudan. With the recent peace accord signed between President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and the country's most powerful rebel group, The Justice Equality Movement (JEM).

The agreement sees the rebel group offered a place in government but the peace process is by no means finalised and the ceasefire has been given a March 15th deadline to work towards. Will there be enough time to resolve this bitterest of conflicts and herald a free and democratic election in time for April?

What are the most significant obstacles to the pushing through of peace in the country?

The Qatari government has been brokering these talks and pledged $1 billion to rebuild the country. Is this enough? What do our correspondents in the region think? Whilst no mystics, their expertise and experience of the conflict qualifies them to offer their insights as to what will and what may happen. Any questions or avenues you'd like them to follow - let us know at Global For Me and lets make your story happen!

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