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Vol 44 No 13

Published 27th June 2003


Sudan

Getting away with it

The National Islamic Front knows that, if it plays its cards right, the parameters set at Machakos will continue. Few now question the government's legitimacy; few now mention the Declaration of Principles that it signed up to in 1997 under the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development peace process, whose forgotten pillar was the separation of state and religion. Soon, it hopes, nobody will talk about democracy or human rights. When asked about democracy, British Special Representative Alan Fletcher Goulty said: 'You have to make sacrifices to get peace'.

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