Working Group Series Papers
The Africa Program periodically convenes closed door and invitation-only Sudan Working Group meetings where timely issues confronting the country are roundly addressed and analyzed by experts, academics, representives from the government, NGO community, and private industry. These meetings operate under Chatham House Rules and commentary from participants go unattibuted.
Issues in this Series
The paper gives a valuable update on current events, including the ongoing conflicts in Abyei, South Kordofan, and the Nuba Mountains, the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), North and South conflicts on oil revenue, and internal political rivalry and governance issues.
Sudan faces multiple crises. The CPA, which ended the southern conflict, has not been fully implemented. International support has been patchy. Demarcation of the North/South border has again been postponed. Preparations for the southern and Abyei referenda, due to be held in January, are well behind schedule, as are the popular consultations in Blue Nile and South Kordofan, where state elections have been put off until November. Inter-tribal conflict troubles the South.