The government says it has
reached a deal with the government of South Sudan, which will "re-launch" the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement. South
Sudan acknowledged that the South Sudan government and the national government
had reached an agreement. Basically, the two sides agreed that unfulfilled
provisions of the 2005 agreement will be implemented by the end of 2007. The
biggest stumbling block is troops deployments in the central and southern oil
November 2, 2007: A South Sudan spokesman said that
the Sudanese Army units which were to re-deploy (per the 2005 Comprehensive
Peace Agreement) will have until December 15 to meet the redeployment goals.
November 1, 2007:
UNAMID (Darfur peacekeeping force) now has troop pledges from the
African nations of Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Gambia,
Nigeria, Malawi, Mali, and Senegal. Thailand recently promised an infantry
contingent. Bangladesh, Holland, Jordan, and Norway have indicated they are
considering sending troops to serve with the UN-AU peacekeeping force in
October 31, 2007: The UN extended the peacekeeping
operation in southern Sudan (UNMIS). The peacekeeping force is supporting the
2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement which ended the civil war in the south,
which pitted the "Arab-Muslim north" (national government) against the "black
African Christian and animist south" (led by the SPLA). That deal has become
increasingly shaky as the emerging government of South Sudan and the Sudanese
government (Khartoum) struggle over troop repositioning in oil producing regions.
The UN-African Union "hybrid" force in Sudan
(UNAMID) announced that it had opened a base in the Darfur town of El Fasher.
UNAMID described the base as an "operational base."
October 30, 3007: "Forced re-locations" are
occurring at refugee camps in Darfur. Apparently government forces were trying to force
Darfuri refugees to leave a refugee camp near Nyala, South Darfur state. The
government has said that it is concerned about security at refugee camps. Darfur
rebel groups say the government really wants to drive many Darfuris into exile
outside of Sudan.