Category Archives: Sudan

FINAL BLOG POST – Sudan’s Ever-lingering Problems

Calls for an Independent Committee The NCF and the SRF are calling for an independent committee to oversee the National Dialogue. To them, a peaceful solution must be reached about the problems plaguing Sudan, and this can only happen under an independent, unbiased overseeing committee. They have also renewed their call for transitional arrangements and… Continue reading

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Sudan: China, Transitions, and Darfur

Bashir and China Special Envoy To Africa Meet China’s special envoy to Africa met with President Bashir to discuss bilateral relations. The special envoy praised Sudan for its continuing relationship with China, for its protection of Chinese workers, and its positive stance towards the situation in South Sudan. As China is one of the largest… Continue reading

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Sudan: AU Abstract

After much thought, the Sudan has decided to not support Katanga’s secession to Tanzania. The AU should take steps to negotiate peace between the two parties and troops should be sent to the DRC to do this. The Sudan suggests sending the AU standby forces in addition to Member States’ troops. These troops from the… Continue reading

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Sudan: Negative Websites, Mocking, and Darfur

Sudan tries to block “negative” websites The Minister of Information has stated that filtering of websites needs to be done better. Because of this, the National Telecommunications Corporation (NTC) has said that they will seek to block 100% of these “negative” sites. What these “negative” sites are though, no one will confirm. Other efforts to block… Continue reading

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Sudan: Investment, Human Trafficking, National Dialogue

More Investment from China? The Ministers of Finance and Oil held talks with China to discuss further development projects in Sudan. Both have agreed to the importance of cooperation, and China reiterated its commitment to helping finish the Khartoum International Airport. However, with a deteriorating economy, China may withdraw its support. Only time will tell… Continue reading

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Sudan: Darfur, Riots, and Banks

Washington refuses to back Darfur Peace Plan US Ambassador to the UN stated on Wednesday (3/12) that the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) is outdated and should not be relied upon. Khartoum is angry with Washington calling it an attempt to sabotage the Darfur peace process. They demand that Washington back down from… Continue reading

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Sudan: Peace Talks and Justice

Suspended Peace Talks The African Union High Implementation Panel has announced that peace talks between Sudan and the rebel Sudan’s People Liberation Movement/North (SPLM-N) has been suspended for 10 days. The talks were aimed at ending the two and a half year conflict in the South Kordofan and Blue Nile regions. The 10 day adjournment is… Continue reading

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Sudan: Dialogue, Human Rights, and Opposition Parties

Dialogue Between Two Parties Sudan’s opposition party, Popular Congress Party (PCP), headed by Hassan Al-Turabi, has announced that it will engage in dialogue with the ruling National Congress Party (NCP). This contradicts its previous statements that the PCP would never enter into dialogue with the NCP. However, after President Bashir called for dialogue between parties to… Continue reading

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Sudan: International Waters

No Visa for the US Special Envoy to Sudan Former President Jimmy Carter has revealed that President Bashir has refused to grant US special envoy, Donald Booth, a visa to meet with government officials. Bashir cited the United States’ refusal to grant him a visa to attend the United National General Assembly Meeting in New… Continue reading

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Sudan: Lies, New Governments, and Possible Peace

And You Thought Reform Would Actually Occur Despite President’s Bashir’s promise to announce a reform plan, he disappointed his nation with an hour-long speech on Monday, January 27th, that held nothing new. He discussed the need for reform, but gave no solutions to the problems plaguing the nation. However, he did announce the establishment of… Continue reading

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