The Sudan: Too Late for Peace?

For two weeks an uneasy peace had settled on the southern Sudan, aided by Prime Minister Mohammed Mahgoub's offer of amnesty to the rebels struggling for regional independence. The amnesty persuaded only five guerrillas to lay down their arms, and when it expired last week so did the peace. "The rebels are opening fire on our forces at Katari," the government radio suddenly reported. Another guerrilla band attacked a garrison in Equatoria province. To the west, the army opened fire on a "rebel camp" near Wau, reportedly killing 250.

In Khartoum the army was ordered on emergency alert, and heavy...

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