The Political Scene (12 January 2004)
Sudan has moved a significant step closer to peace with the signature of an agreement on wealth-sharing by the government and the SPLA. Egypt and Iran appear to be on the point of restoring relations after a 24-year break. In Algeria, the rivalry between President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and former prime minister Ali Benflis has split the ruling FLN party as presidential elections approach.
Sudanese Agreement On Wealth Sharing