11 February, 2000; The Sudanese parliament backed an initiative that would drop support for former parliament speaker's Hassan al-Turabi's Popular Arab and Islamic Conference. The PAI supported radical Islamic movements, primarily in Africa.
Several press sources are carrying a story which says that the Sudanese government in Khartoum is accusing Operation Lifeline Sudan (OLS), an NGO engaged in relief operations, of transporting militia commanders on one of its relief flights. What's curious about the story is that the commanders were members of a pro-government militia. OLS denied the allegation. OLS is based in Kenya. What's behind the story? One of the press reports said the militia commanders were with the South Sudane Defense Forces (SSDF). While it has been pro-government in the past, a recent report carried on FYEO noted that one of its main commanders had abandoned his position in the Sudan government.