24 Feb Inching Toward Peace in Sudan
Despite all the grumbling from NGOs, there does appear to be some modest progress toward more peace and stability in Sudan.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has signed a framework ceasefire deal with one of Darfur’s main rebel groups, the Justice and Equality Movement (Jem).
The power-sharing agreement in Qatar is seen as an important step towards peace, though the other main rebel group has refused to enter talks.
This is hardly peace in our time, but it is better than what we had before. And let’s remember, as awful as Bashir, it is “war criminal” Omar al-Bashir who made this deal, and who will probably be re-elected later this year. I suppose it would have no effect on this fragile peace deal if he was arrested now. None at all…