Monday, March 9, 2009

Jan Pronk's expulsion from Sudan in 2006

One side of the CPA and DPA- Al-Bashir/the NCP- simply refused to abide by the agreements and genuinely work towards peace, and Pronk increasingly called them on it.
October 22, 2006
KHARTOUM, Sudan (CNN) -- The government of Sudan on Sunday gave the top U.N. official in the country three days to leave, marking the latest hurdle in international efforts to bring peace to the nation torn apart by civil war. Sudan expelled Jan Pronk, the top U.N. envoy to Sudan, who has openly criticized Khartoum as well as rebel groups on his Web log. .... Pronk told Sudan's foreign ministry that all parties involved in the Darfur conflict, including the government, should comply with the Darfur peace agreement, Achouri said. Full article here.

The damning entry from Pronk's blog (Oct. 14 2006):
First, the SAF has lost two major battles, last month in Umm Sidir and this week in Karakaya. The losses seem to have been very high. Reports speak about hundreds of casualties in each of the two battles with many wounded and many taken as prisoner. The morale in the Government army in North Darfur has gone down. Some generals have been sacked; soldiers have refused to fight. The Government has responded by directing more troops and equipment from elsewhere to the region and by mobilizing Arab militia. This is a dangerous development. Security Council Resolutions which forbid armed mobilization are being violated. The use of militia with ties with the Janjaweed recalls the events in 2003 and 2004. During that period of the conflict systematic militia attacks, supported or at least allowed by the SAF, led to atrocious crimes. Moreover, a confrontation with Chad is not impossible. It seems that SAF is receiving support from Chadian rebels on Sudanese soil, while the NRF/JEM/G19 coalition is supported by Chadian authorities.

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