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Sudan: Parliament Passes Law on Elections

(July 2, 2008) On July 1, 2008, Sudan's National Assembly passed a draft law on general elections. The bill had been recommended by the Committee on Legislation and Justice. It establishes a mixed electoral system, involving both majority rule and proportional representation, and it sets a standard for the rate of participation by women. Sixty […]

China; Sudan: Eight Agreements Signed

(July 2, 2008) It was reported on June 13, 2008, that, according to Sudan's Finance Minister Dr. Awad al-Jaz, China and Sudan have pledged to develop their partnership. To that end, the two sides signed eight agreements and preferential loans worth 160 million yuan (about US$23.2 million), as well as an agricultural cooperation protocol that […]

Sudan: Opposition Leader Al-Turabi Arrested

(June 2, 2008) On May 12, 2008, Sudanese security forces arrested the leader of the People's Congress opposition party, Hassan al-Turabi, along with ten of his senior assistants. Mahjoub Fadl, media consultant for the Sudanese President, declared that the detention of al-Turabi, senior officials of the People's Congress Party, and others, whom he did not […]