Sunday, December 25, 2011

JEM leader killed

News on Christmas morning: JEM leader has been killed, according to Sudanese government sources. The BBC's Arabic service correspondent cannot confirm with JEM (Justice and Equality Movement), since they are not answering the 'phone.  (BBC WS, 8:00)

RFI's correspondent says she has confirmed with his family ( Tranche afrique, 12h30)

The event disappears from the headlines (no mention on Newshour).

 Sudan Darfur rebel Khalil Ibrahim killed  ...

But on Africa Today on the 26th, there is analysis from Alex de Waal. The JEM's sources of support in Libya and Chad have dried up, but they may be able to make use of the weapons that have been set loose following the fall of Muammar Gaddafi.

Posted 2 Jan 2012