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Vol 38 No 21

Published 24th October 1997


Not at ease

The government's reshuffle of top army posts is widely considered a bid to be seen to be doing something amid rising protest against the pressganging of teenagers for the war front. There is no ideological change: most moves are promotions, though the Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Suleiman Hassan was sacked. His deputy replaces him: Lt. Gen. Sayid Hamed Siraj is often described as making President Omer el Beshir 'look like a genius'.

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