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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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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...


Positive deterrence

Labelled 'Top Secret', a National Congress Party document, '2015 Elections: An organisational perspective', leaked out late last year. The 28-page NCP strategy was dated January 20...


One-way ticket

The government tries to distance itself from the radicalisation of seven British-Sudanese students at a private medical school in Khartoum

The Islamist organisation in Khartoum which helped to radicalise seven British-Sudanese medical students who went to join the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria was disbanded da...


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...


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