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Vol 40 No 19

Published 24th September 1999


Blow up

As the opposition attacks Khartoum's new pipeline, Colonel Gadaffi tries to mediate

The opposition fighters who blew a hole in the government's new oil pipeline on 19 September also blew apart its campaign to convince the world that it has security under control and that serious talks about ending Sudan's war are now possible. That seems to be wrong on both counts. The National Islamic Front regime's elaborate charm campaign, which has spawned a flurry of peace and business initiatives by outsiders, will be harder to fix than the pipeline.

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