Sudan referendum masks a humanitarian crisis

It is a cruel irony for the people of southern Sudan that the whole world is now focused on the potential fallout of this weekend’s referendum on secession from the north, while the ongoing emergencies facing the region since the signing of the compr

8th January, 2011

It is a cruel irony for the people of southern Sudan that the whole world is now focused on the potential fallout of this weekend’s referendum on secession from the north, while the ongoing emergencies facing the region since the signing of the comprehensive peace agreement (CPA) six years ago have been all but ignored.

In 2005,when the north and the south signed the CPA - ending Africa’s longest running civil war, a...

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