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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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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...


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 ...


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