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Vol 41 No 13

Published 23rd June 2000


Sudan

Hall of Mirrors

The Khartoum regime is brutal and repressive but the UN may lift sanctions

The National Islamic Front government's bid to get United Nations sanctions lifted and claim a seat at the international table is reaching a climax. It could well succeed. Yet as African, Arab and European governments lobby on its behalf, the government is celebrating the eleventh anniversary of its coup on 30 June by promising to 'build tanks with Sudanese hands' and the Defence Minister has been shopping in China in preparation for a new offensive against northern and southern oppositionists.

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