Sudan: December 17, 2000


We didn't find this reported anyplace except by AFP, but it's a telling example of the complicated role religion plays in the Sudan's on-going civil war. The Sudan government (Khartoum) has complained to Holland's charge d'affaires in Sudan. Sources in Holland (associated with the Dutch Christian broadcasting organization, NCRV) are helping finance the "New Sudan Council of Churches" radio station. The Khartoum government says the Christian station is linked to the SPLA. Supporters of the station say it will focus on human rights, health issues, and peace. (One also supposes it will feature Christian religious broadcasting - which would be anathema to the Islamist radicals in Khartoum.) The supporters do say the station will be politically neutral and will not broadcast anti-government information. The Khartoum government has vacillated between allowing Western religious organizations conduct relief operations in the south and accusing the same organizations of providing military aid to the SPLA and other rebel organizations.


Article Archive

Sudan: Current 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 



Help Keep Us Soaring

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling. We need your help in reversing that trend. We would like to add 20 new subscribers this month.

Each month we count on your subscriptions or contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..
Subscribe   Contribute   Close