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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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Politics over oil

Pressure is meanwhile mounting on El Sadig el Mahdi, leader of the largest party, the National Umma Party, to clarify his position on the protests and armed opposition, something he is expert at avoiding...


Protestors’ pressure mounts

Ex-Premier El Sadig el Mahdi wants to take the helm but is vacillating (AC Vol 53 No 13, No horizon)...


No horizon

The vacillating National Umma Party leader, El Sadig el Mahdi, has tacitly aligned with the SRF (AC Vol 53 No 11, Rockets and meetings)...


The future is military

Joining them in late December was El Sadig el Hadi el Mahdi, a former London exile who joined up with the NCP in 2001, and is a nephew of El Sadig el Mahdi and brother of Nasr el Din el Hadi el Mahdi, the Umma Party Co-Deputy President who is also active in the broad opposition alliance...

In Khartoum, angry activists tried to shout down ex-Prime Minister El Sadig el Mahdi during an Independence Day speech on 1 January when he advocated talking to the regime rather than trying to overthrow it – although he said that joining it would not change it...


Democracy heads south

Opposition is growing and the NCF is now working more coherently, though DUP chief Mohamed Osman el Mirghani’s talks with the NCP and El Sadig el Sideeg el Mahdi’s warning in Qatar that the South could become a ‘black Israel’ may not help...


Activists versus authoritarians

Heavily praised by Western diplomats for not overtly sabotaging Southern Sudan’s independence referendum, President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir had no qualms about detaining and beating up oppositionists, including several members of former Premier El Sadig el Mahdi’s family, in Khartoum...


As elections arrive, the opposition shuns Omer

There are also politicians who dream of returning to power, even in coalition with the NCP, especially Umma leader El Sadig el Mahdi, the Premier the NIF overthrew, and Mohamed Osman el Mirghani, head of the DUP, who has lately been closer to the regime than has El Sadig...


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