July 9, 2005

ONE REGION DOWN, ONE TO GO:

New Sudanese constitution signed (BBC, 7/09/05)

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has signed a power-sharing deal with rebels in the south of the country, putting an end to more than 20 years of civil war.

Under the new constitution, Sudan's south is to be given some autonomy and former rebels will take up seats in the country's government.

Ex-rebel leader John Garang was sworn in as the country's vice-president.

One-and-a-half million died in two decades of fighting between the mainly Muslim north and Christian south.

A full power-sharing government is due to be formed next month.


That takes care of the Christians and animists, next the black Muslims.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 9, 2005 6:35 AM
Comments

Right! Put your life at risk, based on a piece of paper.
The Poles and Czecks remember well this sort of guarantee.

Posted by: obc at July 9, 2005 1:30 PM

obc;

And we all remember the strong civil liberties enshrined in the constitution of the USSR.

Posted by: Annoying Old Guy at July 9, 2005 6:07 PM
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