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The President and his Islamists: Friends no more in Sudan

The President and his Islamists: Friends no more in Sudan

AlJazeera, 27 October 2012

Ever since the fall of the Ben Ali and Mubarak regimes in 2011 and the capture of government institutions by Ennahda in Tunisia and Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, policymakers and analysts have been wondering about "Islamism-in-power", speculating what this will imply for regional politics, civil-military relations and economic issues like mass unemployment.

Making Revolution Work

Making Revolution Work

 

The New York Times, 26 October 2012

In Tripoli this week, there was no water for at least five days, huge heaps of garbage lined the highways and thousands of young men, most of them heavily armed, lacked meaningful work.

Satellite images point to airstrike destruction of Sudanese arms factory

Satellite images point to airstrike destruction of Sudanese arms factory

28 October, 2012

Sixteen-meter craters at the site of Wednesday’s Sudanese weapons factory explosion point to a surgical airstrike, a US-based monitoring group said. Earlier, Khartoum accused Tel Aviv of destroying the plant, reserving the right to retaliate.



 This satellite picture released by DigitalGlobe on October 26, 2012 shows the Yarmouk military manufacturing facility in Khartoum (AFP Photo / DigitalGlobe)

This satellite picture released by DigitalGlobe on October 26, 2012 shows the Yarmouk military manufacturing facility in Khartoum (AFP Photo / DigitalGlobe)

Khartoum threatens Israel after Iranian generals examine missile factory rubble

Khartoum threatens Israel after Iranian generals examine missile factory rubble

October 27, 2012

Sudanese President Omar Bashir pledged decisive steps against “Israeli interests which are now legitimate targets.” He spoke Saturday, Oct. 27 after a team of Iranian generals completed a secret examination of the rubble left of the Khartoum Shehab ballistic missile factory after an air attack on Oct. 24.

AU lifts Mali suspension, plans intervention

AU lifts Mali suspension, plans intervention

 

Deutsche Welle, 24 October 2012

The African Union has readmitted Mali as a member state, ending a seven-month suspension imposed during a military coup. Planning continues for a military intervention to recapture Mali's north from Islamists.

Did Israel just blow up an Iranian weapons factory in Sudan?

Did Israel just blow up an Iranian weapons factory in Sudan?

Arthur Bright,
October 25, 2012

The Sudanese government is blaming Israel for an explosion at a munitions plant in Khartoum early yesterday morning that Israeli media say was owned by Iran's Revolutionary Guard and made arms for Hamas.

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