NAIROBI, Kenya – Darfur's leading rebel group bowed to pressure from high-powered Western and African diplomats on Friday and accepted a peace agreement with the government of Sudan to end a bloody three-year war. But analysts immediately raised doubts about whether the agreement would stop the fighting or end attacks on civilians by government-backed militias. The attacks have led to the deaths of more than 200,000 people in a campaign the United States has called genocide.
By Shashank Bengali
Knight Ridder Newspapers
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Agreements mean virtually nothing, as we have seen over and over again throughout history, unless great pressure is continually exerted, by heads of government and the UN ,on the Sudanese as well as by by us on our government as well as all other governments.
This is a complicated ongoing quagmire.