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Vol 43 No 5

Published 8th March 2002


Sudan

'Making politics and war together'

The biggest successes of John Garang's four-day visit to Britain came not at his brief encounters with the government which had invited him for the first time but at his long meetings with Sudanese. Almost 1,000 of them, including scores of cheering northerners, greeted the Chairman and Commander-in-Chief of the Sudan People's Liberation Army/Movement at a four-hour gathering in a former London church. Beside Garang on the podium sat his old adversary Riek Machar, who served the National Islamic Front for ten years, being in government for four of those under its 'Peace from Within' programme.

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