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Sudan

Dr Hassan Abdullah el Turabi

Date of Birth: 1 February 1932
Place of Birth: Kassala, Eastern Sudan
Died: 5 March 2016


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Peace in our time

The NIF has pragmatically made unholy alliances since Hassan Abdullah el Turabi took it over (as the Muslim Brotherhood) in 1965...

This month's release from house arrest of Hassan el Turabi was presented as part of the 'infitah' (opening up) with the man who master-minded the present regime described as an 'Islamist opposition leader'...


Another Addis agreement?

For example in 1980 the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood (later National Islamic Front) Hassan el Turabi initiated the move in parliament to redraw the south's boundaries transferring the oilfields to the north...


Conclave expectations

In the course of a multi-faith gathering in Khartoum Zubeir was dismayed by Cardinal Arinze's friendliness towards National Islamic Front leader Hassan el Turabi and we hear wrote to Rome to express his concern...


Oppressive and totalitarian

He described some misdeeds: 'We were oppressive and totalitarian and we used to arrest flog and gaol people' blaming them on Hassan Abdullah el Turabi (then at the apex of his power) and his followers most of whom are still in power including Omer and the then security boss Nafi'e Ali Nafi'e now Federal Affairs Minister...


Getting away with it

Since the Machakos talks began in June 2002 it has got away with: presenting the war as the only issue; making people think a lasting peace can be established without democracy or human rights; massacring civilians to clear oil areas in Upper Nile; air bombardment of civilians in Darfur; getting rid of the effective United Nations Human Rights Special Rapporteur Gerhart Baum; building the Western Upper Nile oil road it had agreed under Machakos to halt; convincing foreigners it wants only power and money not an Islamist revolution; convincing outsiders it alone represents Sudan Sudanese and Islam; convincing people its 'project' has failed so peace is inevitable; convincing Westerners and Arabs that what Hassan el Turabi stands for is no longer NIF policy; making people forget it that it had offered the south self-determination (even secession: infisal) in 1989 and the 1997 Khartoum Peace Accord (in February 2003 Britain's then Development Secretary Clare Short called it a 'breakthrough'); transforming the debate about secular Sudan into one about the capital or part of it; establishing moral equivalence at Machakos with the far less powerful Sudan People's Liberation Army/Movement; taking over the economy in the guise of privatisation: we hear hundreds of NIF companies are moving to Indonesia and Malaysia; convincing the International Monetary Fund and World Bank it's broke when it has the oil-money it needs for military expenditure; the Bank's Ishaq Diwan enthuses about a post-war 'quick impact programme'; giving the impression it was reluctant host to Usama bin Laden and Al Qaida not part of the same Islamist strategy; making gestures of anti-terrorist cooperation; confirming Egypt's belief that an independent south threatens the Nile; convincing the Arab world the Sudan war is against Arabism and Islam...


War spreads

When Khalil Ibrahim a Darfurian close to Hassan el Turabi's NIF faction claimed the SLA as an ally many oppositionists began to suspect it was a government ploy...


Catching the flak

In 1991 another NIF leader Yassin Omer el Imam (and another former deputy to Hassan Abdullah el Turabi) tearfully embraced Saddam at an Islamic conference in Baghdad...


Bum steer

The NIF with links to both wants to give Washington and London what they want presenting Hassan el Turabi as holding the secrets of a Qaida-Iraq axis...


Saving salvation

Its two main factions Ali Osman's National Congress and Hassan Abdullah el Turabi's Popular National Congress are talking about rapprochement (AC Vol 44 No 1)...

Hassan el Turabi was quoted as agreeing to this...


A defining terror

The 'good cop bad cop' script will continue; Hassan el Turabi will stay under house arrest while the USA focuses on Islamist networks he started (the Turabi and Ali Osman factions met in London this week)...


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