The Sudan: Terror Down South

"Allah laughed when he created the Sudan," goes one Arab proverb. "Allah wept when he created the Sudan," goes another. Versions differ almost as diametrically about just what is going on today in the three swampy, southernmost provinces of Africa's largest country. For the past six. months, the region has been the scene of bloody uprisings among its 4,000,000 Negro tribesmen against their Arab rulers from the North. The Sudan's Prime Minister, moderate Mohammed Ahmed Mahgoub, announced in Khartoum last week that "the situation is much improved. The rebels will be crushed...

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