Home | News    Sunday 10 August 2003

Sudanese president says Sudan and Chad will work together to end rebellion in western Sudan


By ABAKAR SALEH, Associated Press Writer

N’DJAMENA, Chad, Aug 10, 2003 (AP) — Sudanese President Omar el-Bashir said Sunday that Sudan and Chad will work together to end a six-month rebellion in a western Sudanese province that borders Chad.

El-Bashir was in Chad for one day to meet with his Chadian counterpart, Idriss Deby. The talks between the two men centered on how to quell the rebellion in the western Darfur province, El-Bashir said.

Following the meeting, El-Bashir said they had agreed to devote "all efforts" to end the rebellion but did not specify if the two countries were seeking a military or a diplomatic solution to the conflict.

Sunday’s meeting was the second time Deby, who came to power in a December 1990 coup, and el-Bashir held talks about the rebellion - their first meeting came in April in al-Fasher, the capital of Darfur.

Deby’s Zaghawa tribe live on both sides of the border, and Deby launched his rebellion from al-Fasher in the late 1980s.

In February, a group calling itself the Darfur Liberation Front attacked Sudanese government troops in the Jabal Mara mountains and asked the government for the right of self-determination.

Tribes have been fighting each other for years in Darfur, a province that is home to a fifth of Sudan’s 30 million people and one of the least developed.

El-Bashir’s visit to Chad comes as the Sudanese government and southern Sudan People’s Liberation Movement rebels prepared to resume peace talks aimed at ending a 20-year civil war that has ravaged the southern part of the vast country.

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.

Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis

Sudan: An ailing dictatorship, looming public protest, and desperate evasive tricks 2018-01-16 10:31:43 By TRAYO A. Ali In Khartoum, the capital city of Sudan (the city that knows no secrets, as is always described) the talk there is not about the uncomfortable Weather, which in this Season is (...)

What is going on between Egypt and Sudan? 2018-01-15 08:50:56 By Ahmed H Adam Ongoing tensions in the Red Sea region came to the fore in late December, when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Sudan as part of his Africa tour. During the visit, (...)

South Sudan’s vicious tyrant 2018-01-13 09:12:40 By Duop Chak Wuol The Republic of South Sudan is being run by a man with a reputation for having a ruthless heart and tyrannical brain. Salva Kiir's presidency, which promotes tribal divisions (...)


Latest Press Releases

South Sudanese rights group call to release political detainees 2017-12-10 07:50:31 THE INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: 10 DECEMBER 2017: SSHURSA CALLS ON ALL TO ACTION FOR SOUTH SUDANESE The 10 December usually marks the international human rights day. SSHURSA notes with (...)

Reactions to government agencies’ conspiracy against Greater Bor community 2017-10-08 07:54:31 By Manyok Abraham Thuch & Kuch Kuol Deng A monkey business or a donkey business in the government of the republic of South Sudan against the citizens is unacceptable. Therefore, we as youth (...)

Amnesty calls to release Nubian activists detained over protest for cultural rights 2017-09-12 20:47:54 AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 12 September 2017 Egypt: Release 24 Nubian activists detained after protest calling for respect of their cultural rights Egyptian authorities should (...)


Copyright © 2003-2018 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.