Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. LI

No 20

19-May-2008

SUDAN

Sudans Government Shaken, As Darfur Rebels Take The Battle To Khartoum

The Darfur rebel group, the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), carried out a daring raid on the Sudanese capital on 10 May, rattling the government and prompting a heavy security crackdown. The Islamist rebels attacked Khartoums twin city of Omdurman, on the west bank of the Nile, where street battles with the Sudanese Armed Forces ensued. The army gained the upper...