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

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 15
  •  25th July 2014

Proxy battles, real war

The explosions that destroyed an arms depot at El Geili north of Khartoum on 18 July prompted a welter of speculation on news sites and social media. Many thought that Israel had tried to destroy rockets meant for the the Harakat al Muqawama al Islamiya (...

  • Vol 55 No 13
  •  27th June 2014

Unhappy birthday

A quarter of a century after seizing power, the Islamist regime in Khartoum has nothing to celebrate, not even the success of its own 'Salvation Revolution'. It is besieged on all fronts

  • Vol 55 No 13
  •  27th June 2014

Political parties and the government

Sudan's history of multiparty democracy has been interrupted by three periods of dictatorship but that of the National Islamic Front-National Congress Party is by far the longest. The two historic 'sectarian' parties (National Umma Party and Democratic Un...

  • Vol 55 No 13
  •  27th June 2014

Sudan's Islamist regime: key dates

Islamism is a 20th century ideology but one idealising the borderless caliphates of the seventh century. The movement began in 1928 when Hassan el Banna (22) founded the Muslim Brotherhood (Al Ikhwan al Muslimoon) in Egypt. In 1946, the MB sent two Sudane...

  • Vol 55 No 12
  •  13th June 2014

The Red Sea missile drama

Fearing reprisals from Saudi Arabia and Israel, Khartoum turns down Tehran's offer to build missile launch pads near Port Sudan

  • Vol 55 No 12
  •  13th June 2014

Cairo leans on Khartoum

Tension is still rising between Khartoum and Cairo as Egypt's new leader President Abdel Fatah Khalil el Sisi sets out his strategic priorities. Top of the list is shutting down the domestic and regional networks of the now banned Muslim Brotherhood, whic...

  • Vol 55 No 11
  •  30th May 2014

Chaos theory

Past-masters at confusing both adversaries and outsiders, the Khartoum regime is tripping over its own feet

  • Vol 55 No 8
  •  18th April 2014

Saudi Arabia targets Khartoum

The National Congress Party’s support for Egypt’s Muslim Brothers is exacting a heavy political and economic cost

  • 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

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