Home | News    Tuesday 29 July 2003

Government accuses rebel leader of being behind war in western Sudan

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

KHARTOUM, Sudan, Jul 29, 2003 (AP) — Sudan’s first vice president on Tuesday accused southern rebel leader John Garang of spearheading the current unrest in Western Sudan and said the rebels would not be able to score any victory by force.

Garang heads the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Army. In Darfur, western Sudan, a little-known rebel group called the Sudan Liberation Army has sprung up, targeting army and government targets in recent months.

"What is currently happening in Darfur is another chapter led by John Garang after he has been encircled and besieged by the peace process in the south," Vice President Ali Osman Mohammed Taha said in a speech in Western Sudan’s capital of Al-Fashir.

The Darfur rebels are demanding that the government develop and grant large amounts of aid to Darfur, a long-neglected region that is often struck by severe drought.

"What is going on in Darfur is a war by proxy," Taha said in the speech broadcast by national Radio Omdurman.

Mediation to end the insurgency, which has claimed hundreds of lives, has failed.

Sudan is wracked by civil conflicts in other parts of the country, particularly the south, where government forces have been clashing with rebels since 1983. That conflict has left more than 2 million people dead through fighting and related famine.

Talks to end the civil war were renewed last year but have repeatedly stalled.

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.



Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


South Sudan’s universities should explore other revenues 2019-03-17 20:33:06 By Ukongo Benson Athia Of recent, it transpired that the five public universities dons have advanced their cause to increase the tuition fees for the students. I have seen such complaints of (...)

Pressure from the people in Sudan 2019-03-17 10:55:35 The longer genuine political and economic reform is delayed in Sudan, the greater the risk of wider instability and deepening economic crisis. By Rosalind Marsden President Omar al-Bashir, who (...)

Sudan’s al-Bashir burnt the boats before crossing 2019-03-11 06:19:03 By Mahmoud a. Suleiman Second Military Coup D’état of Omer Bashir will Not Protect him from his inevitable fate at the hands of the uprising Sudanese people The angry uprising men, women and (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Sudan Protests: Investigate the custodial death of three University students 2019-03-13 12:53:14 The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) Sudan Protests: Urgent call for investigations into the custodial death of three University students and alleged torture of detainees by (...)

The Alliance for Restoration of Sudanese Workers Trade Unions Joins the Declaration of Freedom and Change 2019-03-10 21:16:50 PRESS RELEASE For immediate release 10 th March 2019 The Alliance for Restoration of Sudanese Workers Trade Unions announced on Sunday 10th March that it was joining the revolutionary forces (...)

Ethnic Murle politicians say enough to cattle raiding 2018-12-28 09:32:00 December 27, 2018 (JUBA) - Murle political leaders in Buma state have vowed to end the practice of cattle raiding and child abduction by individuals in the community. Jodi Jonglei, who is also (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2019 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.