SUDAN: Tom-Toms of Peace

Civil wars and chronic conflicts bedevil the world from Burundi to Northern Ireland to the Middle East and Viet Nam. But one civil war that has recently been settled was the 17-year struggle in Sudan between the 4,000,000 blacks of the south and the 11 million northerners, mostly Arabs. Three months ago, the leaders of the two sides—Major General Jaafar Numeiry, President of the Sudan, and Major General Joseph Lagu, commander of the southern guerrillas—met in Addis Ababa, capital of neighboring Ethiopia, and signed a compromise settlement negotiated with the help of...

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