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Vol 55 No 23

Published 21st November 2014


Sudan

Security leaks and party splits

As more security documents are smuggled out, oppositionists see sharpening rivalries within the ruling party

Jubilant opposition groups say the emergence of more leaked security documents points to the deepening factionalism at the heart of the National Congress Party regime. Documents laying out NCP plans for next year's elections and surveillance of Sudanese abroad, especially in Britain, are now being translated from Arabic into English. Meanwhile, Africa Confidential has translated extracts from a report on a meeting between state officials and representatives from Iran and the Al Harakat al Muqawama al Islamiya (Hamas). These passed largely unnoticed amid the excitement over the main batch of documents. AC has been given the name of the very senior official said to have leaked the papers.

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