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Vol 55 No 11

Published 30th May 2014


Sudan

Chaos theory

Past-masters at confusing both adversaries and outsiders, the Khartoum regime is tripping over its own feet

Khartoum's political leaders are fuelling a crisis they were trying to forestall. The regime this month deployed three brigades of paramilitary Rapid Support Forces to protect the capital. The RSF are controlled by the security services, so this infuriated the army and triggered the arrest of former Prime Minister El Sadig el Sideeg el Mahdi, who pointed out that the regime was in breach of the constitution. It also reminds hard-pressed Sudanese that the regime is in trouble.

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