What are some opposing aspects of Sudan

Middle East Yearbook 1993 pp 143-149 | Cite as


The Sudanese (Sud.) Islamist revolutionary regime, which on June 30th celebrated its 4th anniversary and thus had been in power for as long as the transitional military council Siwar al-Dhahab and the various civil governments of Sadiq al-Mahdi (1986-1989) together after the overthrow of President Numairi Stability and its performance. Opposing judgments were the rule. While e.g. L'Orient-Le Jour (6.7.) The Revolutionary Command Council for National Salvation (RCCNS) as isolated internally and externally and only still in power because of massive political repression, reported the Middle East Times (13.7.) The opposite: in spite of civil war, chronic economic problems and international isolation, "Sudan's Islamic Government is stronger than ever" - there is no system-threatening opposition citing a Western diplomat. The opposition actually manifesting itself, on the one hand, for the most part in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA; headquarters in Cairo) formed the exile opposition, on the other hand the multifaceted innersud. Opposition (disbanded parties, trade unions, professional associations, moderate Muslims, etc.) did not get beyond quickly liquidated approaches in their attempts to bring about a system or at least a policy change.

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