Jump to navigation

Vol 54 No 1

Published 11th January 2013


Omer el Beshir’s New Year’s Party

Only one other head of state stood on the podium beside President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir on 1 January. That was President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of Somalia. It was meant to have been a momentous day in the Blue Nile capital, Ed Damazine: to mark Sudan’s 57th Anniversary of Independence, the extension of Er Roseires Dam and the Holy Koran Festival. It disappointed those expecting a major announcement, such as pardons for November’s coup plotters.

End of preview - This article contains approximately 428 words.

End of preview

Subscribers: Log in now to read the complete article.

Account Holders: Log in now and use your Account Credit to buy this article. No Credit? Top up your Account now.

If you have a print subscription already, click here for a password that gives you full access to the website.

If you are logged in, but still cannot access the full text of this article, email customer services or telephone us on +44(0)1638 743633.