Sudan: Reaching Out and Touching

Reaching Out and Touching

The word in Khartoum last week was reconciliation: with the Sudanese people, with former enemy Libya and with antigovernment rebels in the south. The ruling military council, which took over after the ouster of President Gaafar Nimeiri last month, appointed a 15-man Cabinet, all but two of them civilians. The military will continue to wield power until elections, which the council has pledged will be held in a year's time.

The council also renewed diplomatic relations with Libya last week, having already asked Libyan exiles hostile to Strongman Muammar Gaddafi to leave the country. In return, Gaddafi, who has supported the...

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