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Vol 44 No 7

Published 4th April 2003


Sudan

War spreads

A double tragedy of fighting and famine threatens drought-stricken Darfur (AC Vol 43 No 23). A major assault is expected by the National Islamic Front government which has declared it will no longer negotiate with the far western region's fledgling armed movement, the Darfur Liberation Front, now confusingly renamed the Sudan Liberation Army. SLA leader Abdel Wahid Mohamed Ahmed Nur, who is 37, Fur and a lawyer, has vowed to fight to the bitter end.

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