Sudanese Refugee Feels Something's Amiss In The Comprehensive Peace Agreement

Expatriates and critics alike don't trust the government in Khartoum to keep its side of the year-old peace deal, but they find hope in the clause calling for a separation vote in 2011.

Brian Adeba
Published: Wednesday, 01/11/2006 12:00 am EST

Sam Obaloker, 30, remembers clearly the day he fled Sudan in 1997 after receiving news that he was wanted by his country's feared secret police, known in Arabic as Amni Sudan. Mr. Obalaker was 22 years old at that time and was in his first year at university in Khartoum. As an executive in a union representing students from the south of Sudan, he was actively involved in campus politics.

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