Monday, January 12, 2009

Hassan al-Turabi warns for massive civil war in Sudan

Hassan al-Turabi is one of the few stable elements in Sudanese politics. The man is intelligent and, it seems, one of high moral caliber, certainly compared to the rulers of Northern Sudan. Presently, Turabi is the most iconic opposition leader of Northern Sudan; he has inspired Islamist movements across the world. Today he warned that Sudan is at risk of becoming worse than Somalia should central authority break down.

The situation could be more dramatic than in present Somalia, as Sudan consists of over 100 tribes and languages. Sudan has been engulfed in civil war since 1991; no central government has been strong enough to impose its authority. More here on AFP

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