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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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Vote early, vote often

This looks like a DUP attempt to upstage the rival that always defeats it, El Sadig el Mahdi’s Umma Party...


North and South protest against the NCP election plan

In the Umma, El Sadig el Mahdi’s juggling ability is clearly undiminished and he has continued to talk to the regime at the same time as he calls for opposition unity and backs Southern calls for independence...


Opposition in search of unity

The APPC was held on 26-30 September but many delegates, including Umma leader El Sadig el Mahdi, spent much longer in Juba, belatedly trying to build bridges and stop the South from seceding...


A return ticket for security chief Salah Gosh

His Popular Congress Party is one of three parties in a still unnamed group, the other being the Umma Party of El Sadig el Mahdi, whom the NIF deposed as elected Premier in 1989...


New politics, new threats

Nhial was a confidant of the late SPLM Chairman John Garang de Mabior as Minister of SPLA Affairs (Defence) and is the son of one of Garang's heroes, the leading politician William Deng Nhial, who was assassinated by the troops of El Sadig el Mahdi's government in May 1968...


Taking positions

The main Northern opposition parties: Umma Party chief El Sadig el Mahdi (whom the NC overthrew in 1989) had supported the ICC but then opined that charging the head of state would 'harm the constitutional situation and the order in the country'...


The cracks spread

As the Justice and Equality Movement attack on the capital ended, Umma Party head El Sadig el Sideeg el Mahdi looked annoyed on television that JEM had upstaged his planned pact with the NC; the deal was done on 20 May and El Sadig has defended it ever since to a sceptical population...


Battle of Omdurman

The US's controversial rapprochement with the NC regime has been postponed 'indefinitely', apparently at Khartoum's request, but on 20 May it signed a pact with El Sadig el Mahdi's Umma Party...


The centre versus the rest

In a London school-hall, former Prime Minister El Sadig el Sideeg el Mahdi launched his bid to return to power last week, only to be shouted down by hundreds of Sudanese who had flocked to listen to the man whom the National Islamic Front overthrew in June 1989...

El Sadig el Mahdi has again wrongfooted the rest of the opposition though the smell of elections is now so strong that they may not care...

Using Missiriya militia as a spearhead into the South is a tactic first developed by the then State Minister of Defence, Fadlallah Burma Nasir, under El Sadig el Mahdi's government of 1986-89 and then expanded by the NC-NIF...


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