Peace in Darfur? Not Likely.

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Eric Reeves has a new article today on the recently-signed Abuja agreement in Sudan. Basically, it’s very, very unlikely that it will halt the ongoing genocide in Darfur. There’s no reason, after all, to trust the Khartoum government, which has never abided by any of the previous agreements, and has never paid a price for any of its previous violations.

More to the point, the genocidaires in Sudan have, for the past year, followed a strategy of “genocide by attrition”—making sure that badly-needed food and medical assistance can’t make its way to the displaced Darfuris—and on that front, already the government has refused to give humanitarian workers the access they need, despite the fact that this was ostensibly part of the agreement.

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