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

The governing National Congress Party's insistence on elections in April and in the face of the boycott by a united opposition is bringing the crisis to a head. As African, Arab and Western governments lose patience and worries grow about NCP Islamist international activity, the regime's future depends on how far it can compromise.


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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 ...

Ethics question for Obama

Some 17 years after the bombing of US Embassies in East Africa, relatives of those killed and local staff injured still await compensation

On his first trip to Kenya as United States President in July, Barack Obama will walk into a bitter controversy over successive United States governments' failure to compensate vic...

Enhancing elections

The opposition call to stay away worked. The government cannot pretend it won a credible mandate

Long queues of enthusiastic citizens stood patiently in the scorching sun waiting to vote in Sudan's first democratic elections for 18 years. The year was 1986. Fast-forward to 201...

A no vote election

The pitiful turnout in the 13-16 April elections defeats the government's aim in organising them. The only queues which journalists and activists found to photograph were of police...

Fresh doubts over polls

The government shuns its own National Dialogue policy, raising more questions about this month’s elections

The ruling National Congress Party (NCP)'s refusal to attend a preparatory meeting with the opposition Sudan Call Forces in Addis Ababa on 29-30 March suggests it has dumped its ow...

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