US Envoy Gration and his ‘Cookies and honey’ Strategy for Sudan
El-Tom, Abdullahi (2009) US Envoy Gration and his ‘Cookies and honey’ Strategy for Sudan. Sunantibune.com, JEM.com and Sudaneseonline.com.
October 26, 2009: Moments following Obama’s spectacular electoral victory speech, I phoned JEM commanders in Darfur to relay to them fresh news of the US Election results. A commander at the other end of the phone responded: “We followed the great news as well and our troops are all celebrating at this very moment; the IDPs and the Refugees too were up the whole night listening to their transistor radios”.
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