Sudanese officials flock to Washington

    The Obama administration hosted two high-ranking diplomats in the Sudanese regime. The two were North Sudan’s Foreign Minister, Ali Karti, and Dr. Ibrahim Ghandour, one of President Omar Bashir’s chief aides, who is also considered the most influential man in the ruling National Conference Party.  The successive U.S.
2015-03-29

Alsir Sidahmed

Journalist and writer from Sudan


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    The Obama administration hosted two high-ranking diplomats in the Sudanese regime. The two were North Sudan’s Foreign Minister, Ali Karti, and Dr. Ibrahim Ghandour, one of President Omar Bashir’s chief aides, who is also considered the most influential man in the ruling National Conference Party. 
The successive U.S. administrations have insisted on imposing sanctions on the Sudanese regime and restricting the movement of its officials. In fact, even President Omar Bashir was denied a visa to attend a meeting at the United Nations General Assembly two years ago. 
In light of this, the two recent visits are extremely notable. 

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