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Vol 48 No 17

Published 24th August 2007


Sudan

Smokescreen

Under growing international pressure, Khartoum's National Congress (aka National Islamic Front) is uncovering 'internal plots'. On 14 July, it arrested Umma Party renegade and former minister Mubarek Abdullahi el Fadl el Mahdi, key Democratic Unionist Party man Ali Mahmoud Hassanein and a score of civilians and retired officers, claiming they were planning a coup.

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