Middle East Economic Survey


No 2


IOCs Still Wary Despite Sudan Peace Deal

The last-minute peace agreement between the Sudanese government and the rebel Sudan Peoples Liberation Army (SPLA) achieved on 31 December 2004 in Naivasha, Kenya is a major breakthrough that should, if fully implemented, draw to a close a 21-year civil war that has killed some 2mn people and displaced many more. But with no significant prospect for a quick resolution of the Darfur crisis in the...