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Population: 38.8 mn.
GDP: $70.0 bn.
Debt: $22.4 bn.

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Did Khartoum cross the line?

France joins human rights groups to demand an international probe into claims that Khartoum used chemical weapons in its Darfur war

Claims in an Amnesty International report released on 29 September that the Sudanese regime may have used chemical weapons in Darfur will again test United Nations and African Unio...

A last blast for sanctions

During President Obama's final months in office, he should target sanctions more effectively at the Khartoum regime, argues a Washington lobby group

A new report from the United States-based, Africa-focussed Enough Project proposes that President Barack Obama's government should use a similar range of finely tuned financial and...

Darfur votes under fire

A referendum is supposed to decide the form of government for the region but few doubt Khartoum will decide the outcome

For Khartoum, the Darfur referendum due on 11-13 April will officially conclude the Doha peace process and 'prove' that the war in the far west is over. In fact, Khartoum has barre...

The power struggle after Hassan el Turabi

Ideological rivals and political foes are trying to exploit the death of the architect of Sudanese Islamism

When Hassan Abdullah el Turabi, the man who had presided over the Islamist movement in his country for five decades, died on 5 March, his dream of a Sudanese Islamic state may have...

The survival imperative

Khartoum will rely on its security system and bailouts from the Gulf to maintain power and fend off pressure for political change

The key word in Sudan this year is 'survival'. It is the prime focus both for the embattled National Congress Party regime and for an ever hungrier population. If the opposition is...

Cognitive dissonance

As political negotiations stutter in Addis Ababa, the UN and the European Union turn a blind eye to Khartoum's heinous rights abuses

Chances of serious talks next week between government and opposition look slim. Although African Union mediators announced that the 'preparatory' political meeting would open in Et...

Turabi sans papiers

Paris last month refused a visa to the Islamist regime's founder, Hassan el Turabi, Africa Confidential hears. Turabi used to regularly visit the city where he got his doctorate an...

Dialogue of empty chairs

The government was again talking to itself at its National Dialogue and even Thabo Mbeki boycotted the proceedings

Only one opposition delegation – two Darfur former rebels whose security was guaranteed by Chadian President Idriss Déby Itno – were at the opening of the government's vaunted Nati...

Another free pass for Khartoum

A back-room deal to fend off greater scrutiny of abuses in Darfur raises more questions about the point of the UN Human Rights Council

The Khartoum government is likely to escape further censure and scrutiny at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva this week after its officials met secretly with the Un...

Why the peacekeepers stay in Darfur

As the government and its allies step up attacks on civilians in Darfur, the UN and AU insist their protection force will extend its mandate

Khartoum has fought a long battle to cripple and expel the international peacekeeping force in Darfur, so it reacted angrily last month when the mission's mandate was extended for ...

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