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By Amjed Farid Eltayeb In January 21, 1991, the state collapsed in the republic of Somalia, leaving the country in a state of brutal chaos that did not reach an end until today. This collapse was inevitable result of the policies of General Mohamed Siad Barre’s military regime who violently took the ...
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By Arab News By Alsir Sidahmed Cynics have asserted that if the Arab Spring is to be characterized by forces of political Islam taking over power and mismanaging it, then Sudan had its Arab Spring more than two decades ago. However, in reality, Sudan seems to be at a crossroads, poised either for a s...
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Calls for change by Arab Spring-inspired reformers in Sudan will likely be ignored when thousands of government-linked Islamists begin meeting on Thursday, analysts say. The Islamic Movement, a social group at the heart of Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP), is holding its first national co...
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By Magdi El Gizouli The Sudanese Islamic Movement (SIM) held a series of conferences at state and sectorial levels over the past few weeks in preparation for its awaited general convention in November. Ahead of the conferences the Movement announced a rule barring state governors from competing for t...
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Sep 14th, 2011
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Sudan’s President on Tuesday appointed his first vice president from the Darfur region — but rebels from the strife-torn territory dismissed it as an empty gesture that would not answer their call for a bigger say in government. President Omar Hassan al-Bashir appointed al-Haj Adam Yousse...
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Jul 29th, 2011
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The U.S. special envoy to Sudan, Princeton Lyman, has yet to secure meetings with key officials in Khartoum in what seems to be a deliberate snub. “The Sudanese Foreign Ministry received a request from the U.S. envoy before reaching Khartoum for meetings with Sudanese vice president, Ali Osman ...
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May 30th, 2011
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South Sudan’s vice president Riek Machar failed on Monday to persuade Khartoum to withdraw its army from the flashpoint Abyei area, he told a news conference after meeting his northern counterpart. Northern troops overran the contested border region nine days ago, drawing condemnation from worl...
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May 2nd, 2011
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Former civil war foes faced off in polls Monday to elect a new governor and regional assembly in Sudan’s oil-producing northern state of South Kordofan, a key battleground in the conflict. Foreign observers and diplomats arrived ahead of polling to encourage a free and fair voting process and a...
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The Sudan Armed forces (SAF) and the Sudan People Liberation Army (SPLA) on Monday signed a framework agreement on securing oilfields and related infrastructure in the South. The accord states that the Joint Integrated Units (JIU) will continue their in accordance with the current security arrangemen...