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Turabi resigns as speaker

Sudan’s influential speaker of parliament Hassan Turabi yesterday resigned to work full time for the ruling National Congress party, media reports say. His resignation is not expected to reduce his role as the principal Islamic ideologue of the military-backed government of President Omar al-Beshir. AP quoted political analysts as saying his stepping down is a government attempt to appease the opposition before legalising political “associations” next year.

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