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Vol 50 No 13

Published 26th June 2009


The coup-making government lives on

Hassan Abdullah el Turabi may watch mainly from the wings but the party he nurtured lives on, albeit renamed. The core group of his National Islamic Front is still largely intact since taking power in the 1989 coup. The group works on a strictly need-to-know basis with those outside it and sometimes with those inside. Top people circulate, sometimes in public posts, sometimes not; posts that are ostensibly junior are often policy-making. The real work happens out of sight. AC identifies the key members of the party.

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