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Vol 40 No 19

Published 24th September 1999


Sudan

Pipe bombs

The 19 September attack on the brand new, 1,600-kilometre export pipeline proves two points: firstly, the falsehood of the claim by the National Islamic Front government that the armed opposition operates only in a limited area; and secondly, the idea that the National Democratic Alliance is too weak, divided and compliant to attack the oil project. It also embarrasses Talisman (formerly Canada's branch of British Petroleum) whose assets are heavily dependent on the Sudan project and has been telling investors Sudan is safe.

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