Sunday, 30 August 2015

Abd al-Khalig Mahjoub's speech in the University of Khartoum 1970

Apart from his speech to the roundtable conference on southern Sudan in 1965 this is as far as I know the only surviving recording of Abd al-Khalig Mahjoub, leader of the Communist Party of Sudan, speaking in public. He made the address to students of the University of Khartoum in 1970, at a time when the contradiction between his mass revolutionary line and the agenda of the 1969 coup was sharpening. The dispute eventually resulted in the fracture of the Communist Party with almost half of its central committee siding with Nimayri against Abd al-Khalig's policy line. Within a year or so from his speech, Abd al-Khalig's life came to an end on order of Jaafar Nimayri on the gallows of Cooper Prison in the aftermath of the 1971 Communist coup attempt.

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