An agreement between the Sudanese Government and the South Sudan Liberation Front....granting the South self-government....was?
An agreement between the Sudanese Government and the South Sudan Liberation Front....granting the South self-government....was initialled at an informal ceremony at the Hilton Hotel in Addis Ababa on Monday (28 February). It puts an end to 16 years of conflict. The Accord...now known as the Addis Ababa Agreement on South Sudan....was reached during negotiations, in the Ethiopian capital, which had lasted two weeks. They'd been attended by representatives of the World Council of Churches and Ethiopian Government.
Eight members of each delegation signed the Agreement, details of which are so far unknown, but it's thought likely it could include provision for a ceasefire between the opposing factions. The Agreement marks the end of a campaign by Southern secessionists to secure a separate state referred to as Azania. The campaign began in 1955 when the largely African south rebelled against Arab rule from the north. Government troops crushed the rebellion, but southern secessionists have carried on guerrilla warfare since.