Sudan: May 27, 2005

Archives

Sudan is now wrestling with ethnic and tribal unrest in eastern Sudan. Though there are few reports of armed conflict, easterners (near the Eritrean border) complain that their region "suffers from neglect." The Sudan government acknowledged that this was the same complaint Darfur's tribes made prior to that rebellion breaking out in early 2003. The government suspects Eritrea is supporting the potential rebel groups and has warned Eritrea not to interfere.

There are other internal challenges. There are several reports out that a "small rebellion" broke out in a refugee camp south of the capital. Last week Sudanese police tried to move some of the refugees from the camp and the refugees objected. It's unclear what happened, but at least a dozen police officers and refugees died in clashes last week. On May 24, 6,000 Sudanese troops surrounded the camp. Another clash erupted-- as yet there are no firm casualty figures.

 

Article Archive

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


X

ad
0
20

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