The establishment of strong democratic institutions and processes in Sudan are a prerequisite for peace in Darfur and throughout the country. There are three major electoral milestones critical to the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement over the next three years. Read our Activist Brief for a short summary of the report and learn what you can do.
With just 15 days left in office, President Bush announced Monday that he had ordered an immediate airlift to deliver vehicles and equipment to the war-torn Darfur region of Sudan to bolster a struggling international peacekeeping effort there.
Perhaps no area is more volatile and carries more serious implications for Sudan’s future than the oil-rich region of Abyei—Sudan’s “Kashmir”—that straddles the boundary between north and south Sudan. If the political crisis over Abyei is not addressed, there is little potential for peace in the entire country. There remains time to remedy the situation, however, and U.S. leadership is crucial. Read our Activist Brief to learn more about Abyei, U.S. policy imperatives toward this crucial region, and what you can do to make a difference.
The Comprehensive Peace Agreement, or CPA, Sudan’s unique, ground-breaking political deal that formally ended 21 years of war between the Khartoum government and the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement, or SPLM, is lurching toward breakdown. A principal reason remains Khartoum’s failure to implement the CPA’s Abyei Protocol. Read our Activist Brief to learn more about the critical region of Abyei, the key players involved in the Abyei issue, and what the U.S. should be doing to prevent the breakdown of the CPA and promote peace in Sudan.