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Vol 54 No 1

Published 11th January 2013


Khartoum in a corner

Pressure will mount on the ruling party as its political and military opponents reorganise and the economy weakens

Two pressing challenges – the failing economy and a more effective opposition – will confront the National Congress Party regime this year. There is no prospect of an economic upturn unless the NCP strikes and implements a deal with the Juba government on restarting oil production. Each side believes the other to be economically and politically weaker and is waiting for it to collapse (see South Sudan Feature, Let them eat fish).

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