Power Struggle

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ON THE HUNT: Armed fighters for JEM, an Islamic guerrilla group, scour the area near their base in Darfur for Janjaweed militiamen

It's not easy to find the leaders of the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) in Khartoum. They demand that a visitor travel alone by taxi to a crowded landmark in Sudan's capital. "Someone will contact you," says Izzadin, an SLA chief who asks that his full name not be used for fear the government will track him down. "We will know who you are." When a lookout is satisfied that no one is tailing the visitor, he is led down a maze of backstreets to a crumbling office block. There, up two flights of stairs, SLA members work to overthrow the Sudanese...

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