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Sudan’s Unbowed, Unbroken Inner Circle

The men who control Africa’s largest country — the key architects of the conflict in Darfur — hail from two tiny, interwoven Arab tribes. Many of them grew up together and graduated from Khartoum University. They often sit together in cafés beside the Nile, bickering about politics and religion over endless cups of sweet tea. They attend the weddings of one another’s sons and daughters, who frequently marry within the two tribes. They are neighbors and rivals, nephews and cousins. Politics in Sudan is often a family affair, and as in any family, there are occasional feuds.Full Story

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