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As pressure builds in Khartoum, the grand old man of the Umma Party tries to win back power

The Prime Minister that the National Islamic Front (NIF) overthrew in 1989, El Sadig el Sideeg el Mahdi, sees a chance to win back power as conflict deepens at the core of the Khartoum regime. He may have left it too late: other opposition forces are strengthening their positions and growing more militant.

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El Sadig el Sideeg el Mahdi, Mariam el Sadig el Mahdi, Switzerland, Britain, Farouk Abu Eissa, Yasir Saeed Arman, Ali el Haj Mohamed, Hassan Abdullah el Turabi, Nasr el Din el Hadi el Mahdi, Mohamed Ahmed Abdullah, Turco, Egyptian, Abdel Rahman el Sadig el Mahdi, Abdel Jalil el Basher, Mubarek Abdullahi el Fadl el Mahdi, Ireland, Mohamed el Ansari Ali, Ibrahim el Amin, Africa Confidential, AC

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