Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Sudan: Hassan al-Turabi detained

Early yesterday, there was news that 10 military officers were arrested for allegedly planning a coup. Then word that the government had detained Hassan al-Turabi, founder of the oppositon Popular Congress Party, in connection with this alleged coup plot.
Sudan detained opposition Islamist leader Hassan al-Turabi in the early hours of Wednesday, accusing him of inciting tribal tensions and saying his party had funded rebels in the western Darfur area.
Who is Hassan al-Turabi?.

Also useful ... a few weeks ago, the folks at IRIN put together a list of political who's who in Sudan.