SPML stands for Sudan People's Liberation Movement. A/N this is the year that the displacement of the Lost Boys' starts.
Sadiq al-Mahdi is the prime minister.
However, the cease-fire does not actually happen.
Reason given is that Sudan is in a state of emergency.
Darfur is the western region of Sudan. Rebels say that they are being "neglected by the people in Khartoum"
This includes a permanent cease fire and agreements on sharing wealth.
John Garang was the original leader of the SPLM in 1983
Following his death, fights between Southern Sudan and the Northern Arabs become more frequent and deadlier.
He is accused of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes in Darfur. This is the first time that the International Criminals Court has called for the arrest of a head of state.
There is belief that the results were changed and the election was not fair (contested).
Displacement refers to the war between Sudan and Southern Sudan