Sudan

Sudan

Population: 38.3 mn.
GDP: 50.5 bn.
Debt: 21.1 bn.
Overview:

President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir says that he will step down this year but the threat of prosecution by the International Criminal Court could lead him to attempt to maintain the status quo. The ruling National Congress Party will try to co-opt other parties into the government to improve its image. 

 

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  • Vol 55 No 25
  •  19th December 2014

The opposition shows a new political will

A united front of activists, politicians and fighters against Khartoum changes the political balance

  • Vol 55 No 25
  •  19th December 2014

Rape row

A diplomatic row has erupted over the failure of the United Nations and African Union to investigate reports that Sudanese troops and allied militia raped some 200 women and children in Darfur on 31 October. Insiders say some senior officials from the UN ...

  • Vol 55 No 23
  •  21st November 2014

Security leaks and party splits

As more security documents are smuggled out, oppositionists see sharpening rivalries within the ruling party

  • Vol 55 No 21
  •  24th October 2014

Next stop, Rome

Senior officials from the African Union, European Union and United Nations were at the Police Club House in Khartoum on 13-16 October for the AU's Regional Conference on Human Trafficking and Smuggling in the Horn of Africa. Yet none publicly questioned w...

  • Vol 55 No 20
  •  10th October 2014

The world according to Khartoum

The smuggling out of what appear to be top secret state documents points to a major security breach in the government

  • Vol 55 No 20
  •  10th October 2014

Khartoum in fact and fiction

Most of the Sudanese activists and officials (serving or former) that we have contacted believe the leaked reports of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) meeting on 31 August are an authentic account. Indeed, one former official has conf...

  • Vol 55 No 18
  •  12th September 2014

More calls for Nuba talks

After pushing back Khartoum’s offensive this year, fighters in the Nuba Mountains are talking about self-determination

  • Vol 55 No 18
  •  12th September 2014

Opposition beams, Khartoum glowers

The photographs show a beaming Malik Agar Eyre, head of the Sudan Revolutionary Front, and a grim-faced Ghazi Salah el Din el Atabani, veteran Islamist former minister, sitting with their colleagues and, in the middle, South Africa's ubiquitous ex-Preside...

  • Vol 55 No 18
  •  12th September 2014

Another warning

As pressure mounts from Egypt and Saudi Arabia, Khartoum announced on 2 September that it was closing all Iranian culture centres. How the regime manages its close ties with Iran in the coming months will be a test of Saudi Arabia's muscle in Sudan and it...

  • Vol 55 No 16
  •  8th August 2014

A moral victory

A US judge finds Sudan and Iran guilty of the 1998 US embassy bombings, revealing new details of their involvement

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