In Sudan Opposition leader Mahdi returns from exile: party

Mahdi's civilian government was overthrown in the 1989 coup that brought President Omar al-Bashir to power

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Sudan's former prime minister and head of the opposition Umma Party Sadeq al-Mahdi has been in self-imposed exile, mainly in Cairo play

Sudan's former prime minister and head of the opposition Umma Party Sadeq al-Mahdi has been in self-imposed exile, mainly in Cairo

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Sudanese opposition leader and ex-prime minister Sadiq al-Mahdi returned to the country on Thursday more than two years after he fled abroad, his party said.

Mahdi, whose civilian government was overthrown in a 1989 coup that brought President Omar al-Bashir to power, flew in to Khartoum, said his daughter Mariam al-Mahdi, deputy head of the Umma party.

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