Friday, April 09, 2004

Sudan: six years hence ...

Some interesting questions posed by Richard Dowden, director of the Royal African Society ...
... [It] may be difficult for [both sides to break the deal] ... this time because of the enormous pressure the US and others have exerted but what levers are there to ensure that both sides stick to the agreement?

By the time the referendum comes round in 2010 there will be a different government in Washington.

And in the end will northerners accept a separate south?
According to the deal, Southerners get to decide if they want to stay part of Sudan in a referendum scheduled for 2010.