Written: 2007 | Published: February 18, 2021 | John Young

The Eastern Front and the Struggle against Marginalization

This study describes the origins and the rise of the Beja Congress (and to a lesser extent the Rashaida Free Lions) and their armed rebellion, as well as the process leading up to the Eastern Sudan Peace Agreement (ESPA) of 14 October 2006 and its aftermath. It sets the eastern rebellion in its broader national and regional contexts and provides a critical review of the ESPA, which ended the conflict.

The paper was originally published by the Small Arms Survey. 

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