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Vol 55 No 18

Published 12th September 2014


Opposition beams, Khartoum glowers

The photographs show a beaming Malik Agar Eyre, head of the Sudan Revolutionary Front, and a grim-faced Ghazi Salah el Din el Atabani, veteran Islamist former minister, sitting with their colleagues and, in the middle, South Africa's ubiquitous ex-President, Thabo Mbeki. The signing in Addis Ababa on 4 September of a declaration of principles between the SRF and National Umma Party on one hand and on the other, representatives from Khartoum, is an important step in the long dialogue backed by the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel.

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