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    Sudan's President Jaafar Nimeiri claims Libya is undermining the political stability of Africa.

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    CU President Jaafar Nimeiri speaking

    SPEECH TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 1: NIMEIRI: "Our relations with our neighbouring countries is normal relations, but you see that we have got a number of refugees coming from two countries -- from Uganda because of the insecurity situations there, also from Eritrea because of the last campaign made by the Ethiopian government into the (indistinct). About Libya, Libya I see as the enemy and all the enemies of Sudan who is now attacking, attacking all the time on our people and on our government and on our plans. They are not going to stop anything that they have to change this government, and they have to change the president of the Sudan and if they do this they are not going to stop. We are running after them, because they have got some ambitions or some aims in Chad -- and we know this, and they are not going to stay away from Chad -- and shortly after the conference, the OAU conference, they are going to come again in Chad either by military force or using their friends as they are now starting and they are now sending weapons into Chad and sending weapons into everywhere in Africa. So there are trouble makers everywhere and we have to defend ourselves, sometimes defend ourselves is by attacking -- 'cause you have to attack to defend yourself."

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    Background: Sudan's President Jaafar Nimeiri claims Libya is undermining the political stability of Africa. He made the accusation on the eve of a government-sponsored exhibition in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, of weaponry allegedly captured from Libyan agents. In an interview with Visnews' Mohamed Amin, President Nimeiri denounced what he called Libyan interference in Chad and throughout Africa, and vowed to defend Sudan against Libyan infiltration.

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