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Vol 38 No 3

Published 31st January 1997


Shuttling to Arabia

Arab governments'reactions to the Sudanese opposition's offensives have less to do with Sudan than with Israel and the United States. Many governments and newspapers echoed Khartoum's line: an attack on Sudan by Eritrea and Ethiopia, an attack on Islam by Zionists/infidels/'Western arrogance'; no mention of the mainly Northern Muslim National Democratic Alliance. Egypt disagreed; Jordan and Saudi Arabia later changed tack.

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