Southerners suspend work in Khartoum government

JUBA, Sudan
11 October, 2007 (Reuters)

The main party in southern Sudan has suspended its participation in the national government until its northern partners meet a long list of demands, the secretary general of the party said on Thursday.

"The SPLM has recalled all ministers and presidential advisers from the government of national unity," Pagan Amum of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) told a news conference.

"Presidential advisers, ministers and state ministers will not report to work until these contentious issues are resolved," he added. He complained that the northerners had failed to carry out many provisions of a 2005 peace agreement.

Amum also complained that the NCP had failed to carry out many provisions of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement.


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