October 8, 2012

Standing Up to Sudan's Brute

Christian Caryl, Winnipeg Free Press

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Bashir might be hoping that his recent deal on sharing oil revenues with South Sudan, which achieved its independence last year, will give him some economic breathing room. But even that won't help him put his country's political problems to rest. He's betting the only solution there is force.

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TAGGED: Omar al-Bashir, Omar Bashir, Jalila Khamis Koko, Africa, Sudan


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