facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Chad, Sudan sign peace agreement

March 14, 2008 at 1:47 PM   |   Comments

DAKAR, Senegal, March 14 (UPI) -- Sudan and Chad have signed an agreement focused on ending five years of tension between the African countries.

Chad President Idriss Deby and Sudan President Omar al-Bashi this week agreed to enforce past unsuccessful peace agreements at a summit in Dakar, Senegal, the BBC reported Friday.

The new agreement reportedly calls for the creation of a group of foreign ministers from several African countries that would gather monthly to confirm whether the peace pact had been violated.

This is the sixth agreement in the past five years and verbal disputes between the countries will not likely end with Thursday's deal signing, the BBC said.

Advocates said the deal should be given a fair chance as a possible way to end fighting on both sides.

Topics: Idriss Deby
© 2008 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Ukraine claims Russian offensive on third front
2
Major general stripped of title over handling of sexual abuse allegation
3
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal sues Obama over Common Core
4
'Coolest' cooler breaks Kickstarter record
5
Texas man acquitted of killing man who killed his sons in DUI
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback