Briefing from ROAPE Volume 33 Number 109
Eastern Sudan: Caught in Web of External Interests

Eastern Sudan: Caught in a Web of External Interests
Vol.33 No.109 (Sept 2006), pp594-601
The frontier between eastern Sudan and Eritrea and northern Ethiopia has been the site of conflict for generations and as negotiations take place in Asmara between the National Congress Party (NCP) led Government of Sudan (GoS) and the Eastern Front rebels, with the Eritrean Government serving as mediator, this area is again becoming a focal point for external interests. Having pressed the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) on a reluctant NCP and the Sudan Peoples Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) in the south, and then used that agreement as a template for the Darfur Peace Agreement (DPA), the international community (read the US and its allies) is anxious to resolve the conflict in the east.