state in E. Sudan over expected "attack" from Eritrea
Sudan, Jul 21, 2004 - Kassala State in eastern
Sudan yesterday declared a state of emergency throughout the state in
anticipation of an attack, which might be carried out by an armed opposition
group from the territory of neighbouring Eritrea.
increase the difficulties already facing the government in Darfur [State],
governor, Faruq Hasan Nur, described it [the expected attack] as an Eritrean
plan to see violence and instability spread in the country. He stressed that
Eritrea is giving support to armed Sudanese factions and denied that the
Sudanese government is backing groups opposed to the regime of [Eritrean
President] Isayas Afewerki.
African Union [AU] has announced that it is making attempts to reactivate the
stalled talks between Khartoum and the Darfur rebels at a time when the UN has
said that attacks by Janjawid militias on African residents in Darfur are
continuing. [Passage omitted]
Democratic Unionist Party web site, in Arabic 21 Jul 04