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Sudan acknowledges inter-government conflict over foreign policy


August 16, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The ruling National Congress Party (NCP) in Sudan acknowledged that there is lack of coordination between official, partisan and popular stances with regards to foreign policy.

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Sudan’s FM Ibrahim Ghandour, (Photo: AFP/Ashraf Shazly)

The presidential assistant and NCP deputy chairman Ibrahim Ghandour said his country is facing a major media smear campaign by known circles and lobbies to portray Sudan as the “grand demon”.

Ghandour told a conference for the NCP Foreign Relations sector that the party during the next phase will seek to provide guidelines for foreign policy to build strong strategic relationships without compromising what he called the country’s principles.

Sudanese foreign minister Ali Karti admitted in recent remarks that tensions with Arab Gulf states, particularly Saudi Arabia, but said Khartoum is working on fixing it. He also dismissed views that their relationship with Qatar is part of a political axis.

The Sudanese top diplomat hailed the recent presidential summit between Khartoum and Cairo saying it sent strong signals in multiple directions.

Sudanese-Iranian ties are also causing a split within government ranks between those who call for overriding the country’s interests which is negatively impacted by it.

Ghandour said that the biggest challenge is how to harmonise the expected benefits from links with other countries of the world and between what they know and what Sudan stands on when it comes to principles.

He pointed out that Sudan recently lost many of its citizens working in international organisations because of what he called the targeting, negligence and lack of coordination to benefit from those cadres.


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  • 17 August 2014 07:18, by ForAll

    Let’s start with unity in NCP and the the SUDAN and then with our neighbors and then with AU and AL, and then with OIC.
    AND then we will become International community (IC) member.

    Otherwise the jungle rule will not save us socially and economically.

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  • 17 August 2014 09:12, by ForAll

    Concentration of wealth and political power in the center, in the capital, Khartoum. Marginalization of populations in the periphery of the country. Feelings of disenfranchisement and resentment in the periphery.

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  • 17 August 2014 09:41, by ForAll

    Pres. Omar Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir

    Former Lieutenant General in the Sudanese Army. Came to power in a military coup d’état, with backing from the National Islamic Front (NIF), in 1989. Now head of the ruling National Congress Party. Imposed Islamic shari’a law on northern Sudan in 1991. Waged war against southern rebels until the Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed in January 2005.

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  • 17 August 2014 09:44, by ForAll

    Ali Uthman Muhammad Taha-

    Was first Vice President of Sudan, is considered by many analysts to be the principal architect of the GOS strategy in Darfur.

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  • 17 August 2014 09:47, by ForAll

    Dr. Hassan al-Turabi

    Leader, Sudanese Muslim Brotherhood (1960 - 1969); from Kassala near Eritrean border, not blood member of central clique; law degrees, Khartoum Univ. School of Law, Univ. of London and The Sorbonne; Attorney General of Sudan (1977 - 1982); National Islamic Front (NIF) leader (1986- ); Speaker of Nat’l Assembly (1996 - 1998);

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  • 17 August 2014 09:49, by ForAll

    Dr. Hassan al-Turabi

    Placed under house arrest in 2001 in power struggle with President al-Bashir (released 2003). Once head of the National Congress Party, now head of the breakaway Popular National Congress Party.

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  • 17 August 2014 09:53, by ForAll


    grandson of the Mahdi, Moh. Ahmed; BS and M Sc. in Economics, Politics and Philosophy, Oxford University. President of the Umma party (1964-); Prime Minister of Sudan (1986-89); overthrown in coup d’état (1989). Re-elected President of Umma (2003). SELF-CENTERED SUDANESE

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  • 17 August 2014 09:59, by ForAll

    Dr. Khalil Ibrahim Muhammad

    Putative author of The Black Book

    Details pattern of political control by northern Nile Valley peoples

    Demonstrates that conflict in Sudan is not racial or religious, but is regional: Center vs. periphery

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  • 17 August 2014 10:06, by ForAll

    The Darfur Conflict

    An estimated 2.2 million people have been displaced and over 3 million affected by the conflict.

    According to UNHCR*, since 2003, up to 200,000 people have died from starvation, disease and killings in Darfur.


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