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An Old Regime in New Sudan: Politics After Secession

[Omar al-Bashir. Image from unknown archive.]

The government of Sudan is entering into a period of extreme instability. When the newly independent country of South Sudan seceded from the north on 9 July, it left behind a political and economic system on the verge of collapse.  Many of the same conditions that prevailed in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya on the eve of their popular protests are present in Sudan as well, including rising commodity prices, high unemployment, and spectacular examples of official ...

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Jeffrey Sachs

 

Jeffrey Sachs is a doctoral student at the Institute of Islamic Studies at McGill University. He specializes in Islamic law and legal culture in Sudanese political life.