Pandora's Box in Sudan

Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 01/19/2005 12:00 am EST

If the peace agreement signed in Kenya on Jan. 10 really ends the 21-year-old Sudanese civil war, the killing will stop and millions of refugees will be able to go home, but the deal carries a big risk for Africa. As The Nation put it in Nairobi: "One of the elements of the settlement is that the south has the right to secede after six years. This is the first time in Africa that a peace settlement has recognised the right to secession."

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