The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

A purge by any other name

Sounds like the Sudanese regime is acting preemptively...

Deadly Coup Plot Is Alleged in Sudan:

“KHARTOUM, Sudan — Sudanese authorities accused an opposition party Saturday of plotting to kill more than three dozen senior government officials and blow up key sites in the capital, where heavily armed troops were out in force for a second day.

The state news agency said the planned attacks were part of a coup plot for which members of the opposition Popular Congress party were arrested earlier this month. An opposition official denied that his group had tried to overthrow the government.