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Vol 39 No 23

Published 20th November 1998


Sudan

Business front

Rebel gains on the eastern front, bordering Ethiopia, now threaten business interests crucial to the National Islamic Front regime. The local Sudan People’s Liberation Army commander, Malik Agar, claims that a Chinese-run mine his troops overran last dry season is now yielding gold worth US$100,000 a year. The next target is the Adar-Yale oilfield, which the SPLA has surrounded.

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