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Mustafa Osman Ismail (Mr. Smile)


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Target Khartoum

The government has hosted both Hamas and Hezbollah since the guru of the NCP (then called the National Islamic Front, NIF), Hassan Abdullah el Turabi, and Mustafa Osman Ismail set up the People’s Arab Islamic Conference in Khartoum in 1991 (AC Vol 41 No 13, Hall of mirrors)...


Rockets and meetings

Trips to and from Iran have intensified (NCP trusty Mustafa Osman Ismail met President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on 22 May) and Hizbollah has moved its headquarters from a besieged Syria to Khartoum...


Military momentum

Presidential Advisor Mustafa Osman Ismail then went to Tehran...


The clock strikes zero

In a clash with oppositionists inside the London Embassy, Presidential Advisor Nafi’e Ali Nafi’e was hit by a chair as Mustafa Osman Ismail watched...


Opposition hits the Embassy

In an unprecedented scuffle with oppositionists inside the London Embassy, Presidential Assistant Nafi’e Ali Nafi’e was hit on the head by a chair on 6 July as Presidential Advisor Mustafa Osman Ismail looked on...

Nafi’e and Mustafa Osman had, he said, come to hold important talks with the British government, with which they had a good relationship but there were ‘misunderstandings’ which they had come to correct...


Mr. Smile and the militias

After years of regime denials, Presidential Advisor Mustafa Osman Ismail effectively admitted this week that the National Congress Party (NCP) arms militias in Southern Sudan...

Until then, Mustafa Osman had amply demonstrated why Sudanese call him ‘Mister Smile’...


Democracy heads south

NCP veteran Mustafa Osman Ismail denied that the NCP had discussed Omer’s future...


Khartoum’s new export trade

Also travelling was Presidential Advisor Mustafa Osman Ismail, to Italy...

Mustafa Osman met the association of Italian companies working in Africa, the Mediterranean and the Middle East, Assafrica e Mediterraneo...


A New York divorce

Presidential Advisor Mustafa Osman Ismael, first Secretary General of the People's Arab Islamic Conference, later seen as cradle of Al Qaida, called for people to join militias to fight...


Oil - after independence

Chao Weidong, Deputy Director-General of the International Department of the CCP Central Committee, met NCP external relations chief Mustafa Osman Ismail on 23 June in Khartoum to talk about party cooperation and agriculture...


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