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Sudan’s Islamists: From Salvation to Survival

International Crisis Group Africa Briefing N°11921 Mar 2016 AFP/Ashraf Shazly OVERVIEW There is an ideological vacuum at the heart of Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP), its leaders no longer interested in a radical or reforming Islamist project yet offering no alternative political vision. President Omar al-Bashir’s 2015 re-election signalled a strengthening of the political […]

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Sudan Threatens to Close Border with South Sudan Again

Sudan – South Sudan map Reuters March 17, 2016 10:20 AM KHARTOUM—Sudan will close its recently reopened border with South Sudan once again if that country persists in its support for armed rebel groups, presidential aide Ibrahim Mahmoud said on Thursday. Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir ordered the opening of his country’s border with South […]

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Hassan al-Turabi’s Islamist Legacy in Sudan

From International Crisis Group By Magnus Taylor Leading Sudanese opposition figure Hassan al-Turabi gestures during an interview in Khartoum on 3 October 2012. REUTERS/Stringer Leading Sudanese opposition figure Hassan al-Turabi gestures during an interview in Khartoum on 3 October 2012. REUTERS/Stringer The death of Sheikh Hassan al-Turabi on Saturday marks the eclipse of a radical […]

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Hassan al-Turabi has died at 84

Khartoum (HAN) March 6, 2016. Public Diplomacy & Regional Security News. Prominent Sudanese politician Hassan al-Turabi, a veteran who formed the Popular Congress Party (PCP), has died in Khartoum at the age of 84. Turabi was reportedly working in his office when he fell down and was taken to the hospital. State-run Omdurman TV says the […]

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President Bashir announces resumption of river transport with South Sudan

Sudan Tribune February 4, 2016 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s President Omer Hassan al-Bashir Thursday announced the resumption of river transport with the landlocked South Sudan ending a four-year halt decided by Khartoum over security concerns and accusations of support to rebel groups . Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir listen to the National anthem during opening session of […]

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The Sudanese rebels’ national agenda is causing local harm

From African Arguments Posted on November 19, 2015 by Hafiz Ismail Mohamed SPLM-North’s insistence on negotiating with the government about national issues only – rather than giving priority to South Kordofan and Blue Nile – is hurting the people of the Two Areas. Nuba Refugees Refugees from the Nuba mountains. Photo credit: Tom Albinson. After […]

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Sudanese gov’t, rebels vow to reach cessation of hostilities deal

By Muzdalfa Osman November 19, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – Sudan’s government and armed groups Thursday pledged on to exert the necessary efforts to reach a humanitarian cessation of hostilities and work for peace and stability in the whole country. Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid head of the government delegation for the cessation of hostilities in the Two […]

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Sudan’s Bashir vows to implement the outcome of dialogue conference

From The Sudan Tribune October 19, 2015 (KHARTOUM) -The Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir has reiterated his pledge to adopt the outcome of the dialogue conference denying that the government sought to achieve peace out of weakness or dictation by foreign powers. President Omer al-Bashir speaking at the opening of the second parliamentary session 19 […]

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Sudan expresses willingness to allow humanitarian access to the Two Areas

REPORT from Sudan Tribune October 18, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s foreign minister Ibrahim Ghandour has told a visiting donor delegation that the government is ready to allow international aid groups to access South Kordofan and Blue Nile provided they don’t offer assistance to the rebels. Ghandour, who met with the donor delegation headed by the director […]

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Al-Bashir gets green light for return trip to South Africa

Shenaaz Jamal and Neo Goba |  The ANC has given Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir the green light to return to South Africa to attend the Forum on China-Africa Co-operation in December. Minster of International Relations and Co-operation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, speaking yesterday at the party’s National General Council meeting in Midrand, said President Jacob Zuma had […]

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