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El Sadig el Sideeg el Mahdi

Date of Birth: 25/12/1935
Place of Birth: Al-Abasya, Omdurman


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Hedging the Eagle and the Bear

Sudanese Foreign Minister Mariam Sadiq al-Mahdi told her Moscow counterpart Sergei Lavrov in July that her country's yet-to-be-formed parliament would have to consider plans for Russia to build a naval base in Port Sudan before the government could give final approval...


Transition under pressure

Irrigation Minister Yasser Abbas said that Sudan will sue Ethiopia for filling the GERD reservoir and Foreign Minister Mariam Sadiq al-Mahdi warned that Sudan could reconsider Ethiopia's right of sovereignty over the Benishangul-Gumuz region home of the dam...


The securocrats get stronger

President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir had hoped that the planned return of veteran politician El Sadig el Mahdi after two years of exile in Egypt would give a veneer of credibility to the political talks...


Darfur votes under fire

It takes a lot to unite Sudan's oppositionists but the chorus of condemnation was deafening including El Sadig el Mahdi...


The power struggle after Hassan el Turabi

• April 1986: El Turabi fails to win parliamentary seat in free elections; at insistence of DUP leader Mohamed Osman el Mirghani joins his brother-in-law El Sadig el Mahdi's government as Attorney General later Foreign Minister (AC Vol 27 No 9 The shadow of the Brotherhood)...


Peace deal stalls again

Salva Kiir increasingly relies on a few close supporters from his own Greater Bahr el Ghazal region especially members of the Jieng Council of Elders a self-appointed group of Dinka grandees and elder statesmen led by ex-Chief Justice Ambrose Riiny Thiik and a Sudanese ex-Deputy Premier under El Sadig el Mahdi Aldo Ajou Deng Akuei (AC Vol 46 No 10 Running the South & Vol 43 No 5 'Making politics and war together')...


Turabi sans papiers

Now France helps the opposition hosting the August 2014 Paris Declaration by the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) and El Sadig el Mahdi's Umma Party faction...


Dialogue of empty chairs

Before its National Dialogue gathering in Khartoum the NCP regime tried to tempt the National Umma Party leader El Sadig el Sideeg el Mahdi on board as in the past...


Why the peacekeepers stay in Darfur

El Tigani was South Darfur Governor when the Arab Alliance (Tijamu el Arabi) first began marauding in the late 1980s under El Sadig el Sideeg el Mahdi's elected government...


Fugitive flees as courts sidelined

They included United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon the Sudanese People's Liberation Movement-North Britain Amnesty International and the National Umma Party (though not El Sadig el Sideeg el Mahdi who called for restorative rather than retributive justice)...


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