Hassan al-Turabi

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– By James Copnall The National Dialogue is dead’. The verdict comes from Ghazi Salaheddin Atabani, one of the longest-serving Islamist intellectuals of the Bashir era, who defected to the opposition late last year. He, and several other opposition leaders, had previously extended a cautious welcome ...
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By Ahmed Elzobier Diplomatic relations between United States and the Sudan were as normal as could be following Sudan’s independence in 1956, the only time they were severed was in 1967 – as result of the war between Egypt and Israel. Relations were restored in 1972 but have steadily deteriorated sin...
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Nov 16th, 2012
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A commentary on Kassa Kebede’s ESAT interview By Dilwenberu Nega Derg’s preeminent champagne socialist, Comrade Kassa Kebede, is on a publicity stunt, after a six year hiatus from active politicking. He is, perhaps, testing the waters before he becomes the comeback kid of cash strapped and demoralize...
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Nov 13th, 2012
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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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Nov 12th, 2012
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By Magdi El Gizouli, opinion It is a sign of the times that the principal political question occupying the ‘political club’ in Khartoum these days, in government and opposition, is whether the swelling excised out of President Bashir’s throat is benign or malignant. The President...
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Sep 2nd, 2012
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By Mohamed Elshabik “I asked him to go to the palace as president, and I will go to jail as an inmate” The National Islamic Front (NIF) is Sudan’s branch of the Muslim Brotherhood and the name given to the key Islamic party in Sudan’s political arena before 1989. Many who witnessed the rise of [&hell...
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May 7th, 2012
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By Mohammad Fadhel The political elite have drained the country’s potential and resources and turned it into a failed state Why are the Sudanese political leaders driving their country from one failure to another, as if failure is an inevitable fate? Sudan, which gained independence on January ...
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Jan 4th, 2012
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Khartoum – Sudanese security forces have arrested more than 250 students, activists and opposition figures in recent weeks as part of a renewed crackdown, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. The watchdog said the “recent wave of repression” coincides with increased public outcry ove...
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Jan 3rd, 2012
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Khartoum – Sudan shut the newspaper of the country’s largest Islamist opposition party on Monday, the latest step in a growing crackdown on independent media in the large African country. Security forces raided offices belonging to the daily al-Rai al-Shaab newspaper run by the Popular Co...
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Dec 20th, 2011
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Sudanese authorities arrested a prominent member of the opposition Popular Congress Party when he returned from a trip abroad on Monday, a party official said. Sudan is facing multiple armed insurgencies and an economic crisis heightened by the secession of oil-producing South Sudan in July. Small an...