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Sudan

Sudan

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

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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To vote, talk or fight

As the regime starts election campaigning, opposition parties boycott en masse and plan for political change

As President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir launched his re-election campaign at Merrikh football stadium in Omdurman on 24 February, police were breaking up protests across the Nile ...


After prayers, no miracles

Foreign Minister Ali Ahmed Kurti must have prayed that his presence at the United States 'National Prayer Breakfast' on 5 February and talks with US officials would yield a miracle...


More presidential powers

As the regime clamps down further, a united opposition looks to the future

This year the National Congress Party (NCP) government faces a more united and effective opposition and a free-falling oil price which will more than halve export earnings. On top ...


The opposition shows a new political will

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

The armed and civilian oppositionists signing the unity accord known as 'Sudan Call' in Addis Ababa on 3 December quickly triggered serious reactions. Three days later, the Khartou...


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 childr...


Security leaks and party splits

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

Jubilant opposition groups say the emergence of more leaked security documents points to the deepening factionalism at the heart of the National Congress Party regime. Documents la...


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 Traf...


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

The Khartoum government is yet to react to the circulation of what purport to be detailed minutes of a meeting on 31 August of top security and military officers in which they disc...

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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 ...


More calls for Nuba talks

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

The failure of its last dry season offensive in the Nuba Mountains has left the Sudanese regime with little room to manoeuvre against more effective and united opposition groups. C...


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