Northern and Southern Sudan remain deadlocked on sharing oil revenue, drawing borders between north and south, and troop redeployment from each others territory. The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement(SPLM) accuses Khartoum of multiple breaches of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed in 2005. Khartoum denies these charges. Describing the fragile situation, Khartoum based journalist Opheera McDoom says “it could go either way now, we are at a critical turning point.”

Update: Despite President Bashir’s cabinet shuffle this week, the SPLM said the new ministers “will stay out of government until the application of the terms of the peace accord…” The standoff continues and the crisis in Darfur remains unchanged.

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