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/ 12 March 2008

Risky business on south Sudan’s reckless roads

The forlorn wrecks of cars and motorbikes dotting southern Sudan’s potholed dirt tracks and rare tarmacadam roads might signal chaos to some. But Zeru Woldemichael sees a business opportunity — in insurance. The Eritrean entrepreneur is hoping to snare a portion of the fledgling insurance market in this semi-autonomous region.

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/ 4 March 2008

Report: US plotted to overthrow Hamas

The Bush administration, caught out by the rise of Hamas, embarked on a secret project for the armed overthrow of the Islamist government in Gaza, it emerged on Monday. Vanity Fair reports in its April edition that President George Bush signed off on a plan for the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, to remove the Hamas authorities in Gaza.