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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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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)...


More presidential powers

The Umma Party will also boycott, its leader El Sadig el Mahdi assured Africa Confidential last October (AC Vol 55 No 25, The opposition shows a new political will)...


The opposition shows a new political will

The other two signatories, Minni Arkou Minnawi, as a Deputy Chairman of the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF), and El Sadig el Sideeg el Mahdi, head of the National Umma Party, are already in exile, in Uganda and Egypt respectively (AC Vol 55 No 23, Security leaks and party splits)...

He became transitional Minister of Peace, Reconciliation and Elections, preparing for the 1986 polls, which were widely judged free and fair and which brought El Sadig el Mahdi to office as Prime Minister...

It doesn't refer to the regime's Islamist ideology and that points to a division between the secularists, who want a clear separation of religion and state, and their opponents within the opposition, such as El Sadig el Mahdi...


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