Tag: Sudan

Sudan politics: All eyes on the south

FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT With the elections in Sudan out of the way and a new cabinet finally in place, attention is focused squarely on the referendum on the future of the south. We consider that this referendum is…

Sudan/Security: renegade militia flees south Sudan oil state

On Wednesday, South Sudan’s army announced that it had chased a renegade militia commander out of his base in oil-producingUnity state. However, the army warned that he could be planning a counter-attack backed by Khartoum.

Sudan politics: Trade-off?

FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT The decision of the ruling party of Southern Sudan to pull its candidate out of the national presidential election, while continuing to campaign for seats in the National Assembly, seems to have been taken with…

Sudan: First election in almost 10 years

Angus Ried Global Monitor Election Date: April 5, 2010 At stake: President, National Assembly Background The largest country in Africa and the Arab world, Sudan is one of the poorest nations in the globe. This despite the fact that its…

Pirates seized Saudi tanker

The Al Nisr Al Saudi, an oil tanker from Saudi Arabia, has been hijacked by the Somali pirates, said theEuropean Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) on Wednesday. Spokesman of the NAVFOR  said the vessel was empty, but had 14 crew members onboard…

Sudan Elections: How did it come to this?

From The Economist print edition The man at the top of the International Criminal Court’s most-wanted list is the favourite to be elected president, if elections take place at all