During the sharp political polarisation of the 1990s, when some questioned the very validity of "Sudanese Tolerance", the Sudanese National Council was formed in London.
The leaders of Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya have visited Juba as part of the efforts to mediate between the two sides in the tragic fighting in South Sudan. President Al Bashir had mandated his first Vice President to participate in the IGAD emergency meeting and declared full support for the recommendations.
One of the most respectable former ministers (and the son of a highly regarded tribal paramount chief) Ibrahim M. Mansour, has circulated an open letter (dated 18 November) saying that there is “no need” for the 2nd Economic Forum.
The Economist is different from the Daily Mail. The standard of articles is extremely high and the anonymous writers are carefully chosen. It is an impressive publication because there doesn’t seem to be an “editorial line” apart from commitment to free market economy and democracy. It is never part of an unwritten code of silence about embarrassing details.
We the Sudanese are understandably sensitive about Western celebrity culture.