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Vol 54 No 9

Published 26th April 2013


Sudan

Rifts in the regime

The coalition of army and security bodies controls the levers of power, with President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir at the top beside the Defence Minister, General Abdel Rahim Mohamed Hussein (wanted, like Field Marshal Omer, by the International Criminal Court) and Gen. Bakri Hassan Salih. Omer el Beshir is unpopular in the Islamist movement and needs the blessing of one faction or the other to rule.

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