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Mustafa Osman Ismail (Mr. Smile)


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    Vol 1 (AAC) No 9 |
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Chi Jianxin

Such sensitivity did not prevent him from discussing an increase in Chinese investment with Mustafa Osman Ismail, an adviser to Sudanese President Omer Hassan el Beshir, when Ismail visited Beijing on 7-11 July...


Smokescreen

Meanwhile, Mustafa Osman Ismail was dispatched to confer with London and Washington: 'Mr...


Intelligent design

Ex-Foreign Minister and now Iraq envoy Mustafa Osman Ismail ('Mr...

In August 2003, Mustafa Osman told AC he knew nothing about it - but didn't deny the reports...


Packaging the peacekeepers

One of the people Eliasson met during his three-day visit to Khartoum last week was the regime's former Foreign Minister, Mustafa Osman Ismail ('Mr...


Pressing for a deal

Arab matters are usually dealt with by the regime's insiders Mustafa Osman Ismail (former Foreign Minister, 'Mister Smile') or Ali Ahmed Kurti, former head of the People's Defence Forces...


'Beyond that now'

The campaign to win over Arab states has, even since the SPLM/A's Lam Akol Ajawin became Foreign Minister last July, been fronted by Northern politicians, including Lam's predecessor, Mustafa Osman Ismail, and Ali Ahmed Kurti, ex-coordinator of the notorious People's Defence Force militias...


Darfur's turning point

Salah Abdallah Gosh, Awad Ahmed el Jaz); Danagla/Mahas (Foreign Minister Mustafa Osman Ismail and Interior Minister Abdel Rahim Mohamed Hussein)...


Fighting the foreign front

The following day, an uneasy looking Foreign Minister Mustafa Osman Ismail ('Mr...

At that stage, after the outright rejection of the resolution by Information Minister El Zahawi Ibrahim Malik (a usefully deniable old Umma Party sidekick of Mubarek Abdullahi el Fadl el Mahdi, also in government), Mustafa Osman was unable to clarify whether the NIF would comply with the resolution pending a Council of Ministers meeting the next day...

  No visible plans to disarm militias Speaking from his high-rise office in Khartoum, Foreign Minister Mustafa Osman told Africa Confidential he had seen no plans to disarm the Arab militias; 'That's being handled by the security people', but said that the Joint Implementation Committee of Sudanese and UN officials set up to implement an earlier Darfur peace plan agreed between President Omer el Beshir and UN Secretary General Kofi Annan had developed 'a roadmap' for security in Darfur...

Yet as Mustafa Osman was speaking, reports arrived at the UN offices in Khartoum of serious clashes between government police sent to Kalma camp in South Darfur and residents, who claim the police tried to forcibly evict them from the camp...

When AC asked him where he expected to be in a month, when the UN deadline runs out, Mustafa Osman replied, 'I have to start by being confident'...


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