Archive: January, 1981

1980-81: A Year of Wavering Indecision


Volume 13

Annual Survey and Documents
Sudan Chapter
Mohamed Beshir Hamid


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Sudan: A Year of Wavering Indecision


Only two new developments of significance occurred during 1980: the dramatic attempt at rapprochement with Ethiopia, and the inauguration of regional government as a step towards administrative devolution. Controversy continued over the issue of ‘national reconciliation’, with the former opposition leader, Sadiq aI-Mahdi, still calling for radical changes in the political system, and Numeiry’s hard-line supporters in the Sudanese Socialist Union (SSU) accusing the former opposition of using public forums for ends contrary to their own revolutionary goals. Read more

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