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Vol 56 No 7

Published 3rd April 2015


One-way ticket

The government tries to distance itself from the radicalisation of seven British-Sudanese students at a private medical school in Khartoum

The Islamist organisation in Khartoum which helped to radicalise seven British-Sudanese medical students who went to join the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria was disbanded days after news broke of their mission, Africa Confidential has learned. The Islamic Cultural Association had been active in Khartoum's private University of Medical Sciences and Technology, where four of the group had recently graduated and three were still studying medicine or pharmacology. The ban on the ICA came from the UMST's owner and Vice-Chancellor, Mamoun Mohamed Ali Humeida, who is also Health Minister for the capital territory, Khartoum State.

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