Elections in Sudan

Elections in Sudan Summary: President Bashir, in power for twenty-five years, will be re-elected. Sudan weakened by the separation of South Sudan in  2011, but untouched by reform. ICC indictment over Darfur ineffective.


FloggingRaif Badawi, a Saudi Arabian blogger accused of insulting Islam, has been sentenced to 1,000 lashes, a large fine, and ten years in jail. The flogging is to be carried out weekly and he received fifty lashes this week.


Sudan Following the independence of South Sudan in 2011 Sudan’s political and economic problems remain intractable. According to a Reuters report South Sudan took with it three quarters of the oil, the main source of foreign currency, and inflation is around 40%.


Sudan Since the independence of South Sudan international news coverage has concentrated on conflict between North and South; on 5 April the President of South Sudan visited Khartoum for talks on security and other bilateral issues.

South Sudan

South Sudan Fighting broke out in Juba on 15 December 2013 between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and rebels allied to his sacked deputy Riek Machar and has spread to much of the country.

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