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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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Gosh again

Umma Party leader El Sadig el Mahdi was summoned on 5 September by deputy intelligence director Mohamed Atta (a post that under the 2005 peace agrrement should have gone to the Sudan People's Liberation Movement)...


It's the government, stupid

The SLM/A began in self-defence groups for tribes threatened by 'Arab' rivals armed by successive governments - first by that of El Sadig el Mahdi in 1986-9, then, with much more ferocity, by the NIF which overthrew his elected government...


Crime and no punishment

Nafi'e kept most venom for Umma Party boss El Sadig el Mahdi, who had enthusiastically welcomed the UNSC resolutions...


Joy in the South, silence in the North

El Sadig el Sideeg el Mahdi of the Umma Party, which left the NDA in 2000, told Africa Confidential last month that the Cairo talks were 'window-dressing'...


West of the border

Yet he is from Tine and was formerly regarded as Sudanese, having been active in El Sadig el Mahdi's Umma Party, during and after studies in Libya...


Oppressive and totalitarian

The President also attacked political leaders: El Turabi (whose faction, now calling itself the Popular Congress, renewed its pact with the SPLA/M on 3 June); Umma Party leader El Sadig el Mahdi (whom the NIF overthrew as Premier in its 1989 coup); and Mohamed Osman el Mirghani, leader of the Democratic Unionist Party and Chairperson of the opposition National Democratic Alliance...


Sticking points

The SPLA and Mohamed Osman el Mirghani and El Sadig el Mahdi, leaders of the two biggest Northern parties, the Democratic Unionist Party and Umma, neatly wrongfooted the NIF on 24 May: their Cairo Declaration called for a capital 'which is national and treats all religions and beliefs as equal'...


Death in Darfur

Government arming of Arab tribes began in 1985 under Fadlallah Burma Nasir, from the then Transitional Military Council and later El Sadig el Mahdi's junior Defence Minister...


'Making politics and war together'

The London visit's other reconciliation came in an all-night marathon between the SPLA delegation and two southern veterans and rivals, Bona Malwal Madut Ring, once President Ja'afar Nimeiri's Culture and Information Minister, and Aldo Ajou Deng, once El Sadig el Mahdi's Deputy Prime Minister...


Conflicting agendas

Conflict in the Umma Party will grow unless El Sadig el Mahdi actively opposes the NIF (unlikely)...


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