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Sudan

Sudan

Population: 40.53 mn.
GDP: $117.49 bn.
Debt: $21.75 bn.

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Offensives and reshuffles

A new cabinet is appointed in the midst of an economic meltdown as the army plans to wipe out the rebels in Darfur

The proposal by Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the United Nations head of Peacekeeping Operations, on 11 June to halve the UN-African Union peacekeeping force to 4,050 soldiers over the next...


Diplomats down, spies up

A veteran spy chief returns and the foreign minister is pushed out as President El Beshir tries to prolong his tenure

The sacking of Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour on 18 April after he complained in parliament that diplomats hadn't been paid for seven months points to the depth of the economic ...


Sanctions test for Trump

The US delays its sanctions decision, handing Khartoum a political defeat and rights activists a moral victory. But for how long?

Washington's deferral for three months of a decision on the 'permanent' lifting of trade sanctions on Sudan was as much about domestic politics and disarray in the White House as a...


Split threatens food supplies

As the pre-harvest hunger gap begins and cholera spreads in Sudan and South Sudan, the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North split threatens the sporadic food and medical suppli...


Money and the military

As its foreign reserves dwindle, the Khartoum regime will face mounting protest on the street and a more determined opposition

Rising economic pressure and growing popular protest will test the National Congress Party (NCP) regime again this year and much will depend on the ability of opposition groups, bo...


Breaking point

Civil Disobedience Day on 19 December has created a widespread sense of expectation in what could be the biggest show of opposition since the government shot dead over 200 demonstr...


The securocrats get stronger

Under pressure, President Omer is cutting the power of the party and the army and relying more on his security agents and enforcers

The regime's power-base is shrinking after the formal end of its National Dialogue initiative on 10 October. President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir had hoped that the planned return...


Did Khartoum cross the line?

France joins human rights groups to demand an international probe into claims that Khartoum used chemical weapons in its Darfur war

Claims in an Amnesty International report released on 29 September that the Sudanese regime may have used chemical weapons in Darfur will again test United Nations and African Unio...


A last blast for sanctions

During President Obama's final months in office, he should target sanctions more effectively at the Khartoum regime, argues a Washington lobby group

A new report from the United States-based, Africa-focussed Enough Project proposes that President Barack Obama's government should use a similar range of finely tuned financial and...


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