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Vol 51 No 13

Published 25th June 2010


Sudan

Crisis cabinets

The new teams in Khartoum and Juba will face a tense six months before the referendum – and the threat of a war that some want and many expect

The message from the new government in Khartoum is that the National Congress Party is in full control and intends to stay there. The message from the new Government of Southern Sudan is that a strengthened GOSS will make sure January’s referendum on Southern independence is held on time. The subtext is that the NCP will reinforce its bid to block the referenda in the South and Abyei while clamping down in Darfur and the rest of the North.

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