Significant People and Organisations
Beja Congress | National Democratic Alliance | National Islamic Front
Sudan Alliance Forces | Sudan People's Liberation Army/Movement
SAF - Sudan Alliance Forces
The Sudan Alliance Forces of ex-paratrooper AbdelAziz Khalid, a northerner, have been growing in strength on Sudan's eastern border since the early 1990s. SAF has played a major role in the opening of a new war front in the east since 1997, when together with the SPLA and smaller groups its forces began to pressure the strategically vital hydro-electric dam on the Blue Nile. It is regarded as politically progressive and secular.