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Vol 50 No 13

Published 26th June 2009


Coup anniversary – 20 years of Islamist rule

As the NCP/NIF celebrates 20 years in power, the 'democratic transformation' stipulated by the CPA looks optimistic

A momentous year awaits Sudan. Amid fighting in the South and Darfur, elections are due in February and the Southern referendum on independence is scheduled for 2011. The Islamist government will not come meekly to the table. The ruling party does far more than respond to changing conditions, at home or abroad: its organisational power enables it to shape key domestic events while manipulating the world's response. How does it do it?

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