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 1
  •  10th January 2014

Staking it all on survival

This year will be about political survival for the regime and Omer el Beshir; and physical survival for many Sudanese trapped in war and poverty

  • Vol 54 No 25
  •  13th December 2013

Secrets of the dam builder

Sudan has now thrown its weight behind the Millennium Dam, at a time when curiosity about the contractor, Salini, was already growing

  • Vol 54 No 25
  •  13th December 2013

Shoring up regional support

After a period of defiant independence, Addis Ababa has now, belatedly perhaps, built strong diplomatic support behind the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. Before the joint meeting of the Ethiopian, Sudanese and Egyptian water ministers and top officials ...

  • Vol 54 No 25
  •  13th December 2013

Saving Field Marshal Omer

President Omer el Beshir promised to step down in 2015 and now he has a new deputy whom he trusts not to turn him over to the ICC

  • Vol 54 No 25
  •  13th December 2013

Cape to Cairo, again

Agrogate, an Egyptian private equity group, hopes to start work this month on a hard-top road in Sudan, the 362 kilometre Dongola-Toshke (Argeen) Highway, which will link the country to Egypt. Agrogate’s Chief Executive Officer, Egyptian investment ...

  • Vol 54 No 20
  •  4th October 2013

September uprising

Spontaneous street protests against price rises quickly escalated into calls for the overthrow of the regime

  • Vol 54 No 20
  •  4th October 2013

End of Salvation

A leading light in the ruling NCP tells a London audience that the Islamist project is over and democratic transformation is imminent

  • Vol 54 No 17
  •  23rd August 2013

Omer needs friends

The coming government reshuffle could bring back two pariahs: Hassan Abdullah el Turabi’s faction and former security chief Salah Mohamed Abdullah ‘Gosh’, who was arrested last November but freed on 10 July. Turabi’s Popular Congre...

  • Vol 54 No 16
  •  2nd August 2013

Mission impossible

The UN Security Council renews its peacekeepers’ mandate in Darfur but UN operations in Sudan have failed to protect civilians or prevent war

  • Vol 54 No 13
  •  21st June 2013

Turning the oil taps on and off again

Khartoum's latest threat to shut down South Sudan's oil pipeline may look like political retaliation against the Juba government but it was prompted by a growing internal crisis in Sudan

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