Monday, June 19, 2006
While most eyes observe Khartoum and Dharfur Southern Sudan gains little public attention. Yet the dangers are clear, inherent and consistent. Since signing the comprehensive peace agreement the Khartoum government has ceded local governance to the SPLA, a force with little experience of government. In some areas the people live ready for a return to conflict, whether internicine or not, and they are always ready for and struck down by disease.
This BBC article simply touches upon the context and prospects for the south.
No Operation Lifeline Sudan, remote NGO operations, conflict over pasture and rustling, extreme conditions and a host of actors ready to fight and a few willing to kill aid workers. It seems rather convenient to blame Joseph Kony and the LRA for everything though!