A Fragile Peace in Darfur
I don't really trust the Sudanese government, so the promise of this reported peace deal is a little slighter, in my mind. And not every rebel group is on board. And there already was a cease-fire agreement signed in 2004 that did nothing.
But if this clears the decks for a UN presence and makes the Khartoum government more accountable, I'm all for it. But we can't turn our backs.
I wish I could take this guy at his word:
Government spokesman Abdulrahman Zuma was optimistic earlier Friday after the announcement that the rebel group would sign.
"The deal is peace," he said. "I think that the victory today is for Sudan."