A Road to Darfur

_45311970_shock1The Sudanese government has announced that it will construct a road linking Darfur with Khartoum.

The decision to construct the Ingaz Western Road grew out of last month’s Forum of Sudan discussions aimed at finding a resolution to the five-year-strong Darfur conflict.

Will the road mean that the voices and needs of those living in Darfur gain greater access to Sudanese authority? Or is it simply nothing more than a public relations act?