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Sudan

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

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Money and the military

As its foreign reserves dwindle, the Khartoum regime will face mounting protest on the street and a more determined opposition

Rising economic pressure and growing popular protest will test the National Congress Party (NCP) regime again this year and much will depend on the ability of opposition groups, bo...


Breaking point

Civil Disobedience Day on 19 December has created a widespread sense of expectation in what could be the biggest show of opposition since the government shot dead over 200 demonstr...


The securocrats get stronger

Under pressure, President Omer is cutting the power of the party and the army and relying more on his security agents and enforcers

The regime's power-base is shrinking after the formal end of its National Dialogue initiative on 10 October. President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir had hoped that the planned return...


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...


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