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Africa South of the Sahara: Head of State [ID 12112]

"President: Lt-Gen. Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir (took power as Chairman of the Revolutionary Command Council for National Salvation (RCC) on 30 June 1989; appointed President by the RCC on October 1993; elected President in March 1996; re-elected in December 2000).
First Vice-President: Ali Osman Muhammad Taha.
Vice-President: Moses Machar Kacoul"

Africa South of the Sahara: State Governors [ID 12113]

"Al-Buhayrat: John Angol
Bahr al-Jabal: Maj.-Gen. (retd) James Loro
Blue Nile: Maj.-Gen. (retd) Hasan Hamadayn Suleiman
Eastern Equatoria: Caesar Baya Lolaya
Gadarif: Prof. al-Amin Daf’allah
Gezira: Sharif Ahmad Umar Badr
Jonglei: Michael Mario
Kassala: Gen. Adam Hamid Musa
Khartoum: Dr Abd-al-Halim Ismail al-Muta’afi
Northern: Dr al-Mu’tasim Abd al-Rahim al-Hasan
Northern Bahr al-Ghazal: Kon Dir Dotjok
Northern Darfur: Staff Lt-Gen. Ibrahim Sulayman
Northern Kordofan: Brig. (retd) Al-Awad Muhammad al-Hasan
Red Sea: Maj.-Gen. (retd) Hatim al-Wasil Ash-Shaykh as-Sammani
River Nile: Eng. Ibrahim Mahmud Hamid
Sennar: Dr Yunis Ash-Sharif al-Hussain
Southern Darfur: Maj.-Gen. (retd) Salah Ali al-Ghali
Southern Kordofan: Majdhub Yusuf Babikr
Upper Nile: Dak Dob Bishok
Wadah: John Dor Majok
Warab: Moses Machar
Western Bahr al-Ghazal: Michael Mil Hussain
Western Darfur: Eng. Umar Harun Abdullah
Western Equatoria: James Mima Yanyandi
Western Kordofan: Jayli Ahmad Ash-Sharif
White Nile: Abd ar-Rahman Nur Ad-Din"

29.09.2005 - Source: Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

List of members of Sudan's first national unity government ("Erste Regierung der „Nationalen Einheit“ der Republik Sudan gebildet") [#37574][ID 12107]

"- President: Omar al-Beshir (NCP)
- First Vice President: Salva Kiir (SPLM)
- Second Vice President: Ali Osman Taha (NCP)
- Assistant to the president: Nafie Ali Nafie (NCP)

- Minister of foreign affairs: Lam Akol (SPLM)
- Minister of interior: Zubeir Beshir Taha (NCP)
- Minister of energy and mining: Awad Ahmed al-Jaz (NCP)
- Minister of defence: Abdel Rahim Mohammed Hussein (NCP)
- Minister of justice: Mohammed Ali al-Mardi (NCP)
- Minister of finance: Zubeir Mohammed Hassan (NCP)
- Minister of information: Zahawi Ibrahim Malek (Umma faction -northern opposition)
- Minister of foreign trade: George Boreng Niyami (SPLM)
- Minister of international cooperation: Al-Tijani Saleh Hudeib (NCP)
- Minister of agriculture and forestry: Mohammed al-Amin Issa Kabashi (NCP)
- Minister of industry: Jalal al-Dugair (DUP dissident - northern opposition)
- Minister of investment: Malek Agar Ayar (SPLM)
- Minister of international cooperation: Al-Tigani Saleh Fedail (NCP)
- Minister of federal government: Abdel Basit Saleh Sabdarat (NCP)
- Minister of the presidency: Bakri Hassan Saleh (NCP)
- Minister of cabinet affairs: Deng Alor Kol (SPLM)
- Minister of parliamentary affairs: Joseph Okelo (USAP - southern opposition)
- Minister of animal resources: Galwak Deng (NCP - southerner)
- Minister of education: Paul Mithanq (SPLM)
- Minister of culture, youth and sport: Mohammed Yusuf Abdallah (NCP)
- Minister of higher education: Peter Niyot Kok (SPLM)
- Minister of transport: Kuwal Maniang Ajok (SPLM)
- Minister of water resources: Kamal Ali Mohammed (NCP)
- Minister of tourism: Josef Malwal (UDSF - southern opposition)
- Minister of religious affairs and waqf: Azhari Al-Tigani Awad al-Sid (NCP)
- Minister of health: Tabita Sokaya (SPLM)
- Minister of humanitarian affairs: Kosti Manibe (SPLM)
- Minister of labour and human resources: Alison Manani Magaya (NCP-
southerner)
- Minister of environment and urban development: Ahmed Babkir Nahar (NCP)

[...]
- Minister of state for the presidency: Idris Mohammed Abdel Kader
- Minister of state for the presidency: Telar Reng Deng
- Minister of state for cabinet affairs: Kamal Abdel Latif
- Minister of state for foreign affairs: Ali Ahmed Kerti
- Minister of state for foreign affairs: Samani al-Wasila al-Sheikh
- Minister of state for federal government: John Angol
- Minister of state for information: Farah Ibrahim Agar
- Minister of state for interior: Alio Abini Alio
- Minister of state for finance: Ali Mohammed Abdel Rassul
- Minister of state for finance: Ahmed al-Majzub
- Minister of state for finance: Luwal Ashweil Deng
- Minister of state for foreign trade: Salman Suleiman al-Safi
- Minister of state for investment: Al-Samih Sadeq
- Minister of state for culture and youth: Abdelkader Mohammed Zein
- Minister of state for culture and youth: Mohammed Ahmed Abu Kalabish
- Minister of state for culture and youth: Mohammed Abu Zeid Mustafa
- Minister of state for transport: Omar Suleiman
- Minister of state for environment: Mohammed Merkazu Kok
- Minister of state for environment: Teresa Eyru
- Minister of state for health: Fateh Mohammed Said
- Minister of state for labour: Mohammed Yusuf Mustafa
- Minister of state for higher education: Mubarak Majzub Mohammed
- Minister of state for higher education: Saleh Ali Adam
- Minister of state for justice: William Ajak Deng
- Minister of state for energy and mining: John Luk Jok
- Minister of state for international cooperation: Barnaba Marial Benjamin
- Minister of state for water resources: Mayom Koj Malika
- Minister of state for agriculture and forestry: Ann Ito
- Minister of state for industry: Ali Ahmed Osman
- Minister of state for industry: Timothy Atut Ajuk
- Minister of state for animal resources: Daniel Akot
- Minister of state for humanitarian affairs: Ahmed Mohammed Harun
- Minister of state for social affairs: Sami Yassin Abdel Dayem

The president also has 12 special advisers who are also considered part of the government:

- Riak Gai Kok
- Ahmed Ali Imam
- Mustafa Osman Ismail
- Majzoub al-Khalifa
- Ghazi Salaheddin al-Attabani
- Bona Malawal
- Farida Ibrahim Ahmed Hussein
- Mansur Khaled
- Harun Ruun Lual
- Ali Tamim Fartak
- Ahmed Bilal Osman
- Abdallah Ali Masar"

Document(s): Open document

22.09.2005 - Source: Integrated Regional Information Network

New government of national unity sworn in ("President swears in new government of national unity") [#36959][ID 12108]

"Sudanese President Omar al Bashir swore in the cabinet of ministers of the new government of national unity in the Republican Palace in Khartoum, the capital, on Thursday.

The first Vice-President, Salva Kiir, and Second Vice-President Ali Osman Mohammed Taha were in attendance. [...]

The formation of the new government represents a major step forward in the implementation of the peace agreement signed on 9 January by the Sudanese government and the former southern rebels of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A).

Of the 29 ministries, 16 remained in the hands of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP). Nine went to the SPLM/A, and the remaining four were divided among various other political parties in accordance with the wealth- and power-sharing quotas agreed to under the Comprehensive Peace Agreement.

The NCP retained the key energy and mining, defence, interior, finance and justice ministries in the new government.

The SPLM/A gained control of the foreign affairs ministry, under senior SPLM/A official Lam Akol, as well as the foreign trade, education and scientific-research, and health ministries."

Document(s): Open document

11.08.2005 - Source: Integrated Regional Information Network

New chairman of SPLM/A, Salva Kiir Mayardit, sworn in as Sudan's vice president ("Salva Kiir sworn in as new vice president") [#35258][ID 12109]

Document(s): Open document

10.2003 - Source: UK Home Office

State governors (as at May 2003) [ID 12110]

"Al-Buhayrat: John Angol

Bahr al-Jabal: Maj. Gen. (ret.) James Loro

Blue Nile: Abdallah Uthman al-Haj

Eastern Equatoria: Caesar Baya Lolaya

Gadarif: Abd ar-Rahman al-Khadr

Gezira: Lt. Gen. (ret.) Abd ar-Rahman Sir al-Khatim

Jonglei: Michael Mario

Kassala: Lt. Gen. Faruq Hasan Muhammad Nur

Khartoum: Dr. Abd-al-Halim Ismail al-Muta'afi

Northern: Maj. Gen. (ret.) al-Hadi Bushra

Northern Bahr al-Ghazal: Kon Dir Dotjok

Northern Darfur: Osman Muhammad Yusuf

Northern Kordofan: Ghulam ad-Din Uthman

Red Sea: Maj. Gen. (ret.) Hatim al-Wasil Ash-Shaykh as-Sammani

River Nile: (vacant)

Sennar: Dr. Yunis ash-Sharif al-Hussain

Southern Darfur: Maj. Gen. (ret.) Salah Ali al-Ghali

Upper Nile: Dr. Abdallah Nasar

Wahdah: John Dor Majok

Warab: Moses Machar

Western Bahr al-Ghazal: Michael Mil Hussain

Western Darfur: Staff Maj. Gen. (ret.) Sulayman Abdallah Adam

Western Equartoria: James Mima Yanyandi

Western Kordofan: Maj. Gen. At-Tayib Abd ar-Rahman Mukhtar

White Nile: Majdhub Yusuf Babikir"

Document(s): Open document

10.2003 - Source: UK Home Office

Names of Ministers and posts as at 24 July 2003 [ID 12111]

Head of State & Council of Ministers (as at 24 July 2003) [1][30b] (Names of Ministers and posts vary depending on source; check original sources if necessary) President & Prime Minister: Lt. Gen. Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir First Vice-President: Ali Osman Muhammad Taha Second Vice-President: Moses Machar Kacoul Assistant President: Mubarak al-Fadil al-Mahdi Chairman, Bureau of Federal Rule: Ali al-Haj Muhammad Min. of Agriculture & Forests: Magzoub al-Khalifa Min. of Animal Resources: Riak Gai Min. of Cabinet Affairs: Tayyar Abdallah Ali Safi al-Nur Min. of Civil Aviation: Joseph Malwal Min. of Communication & Roads: Mohamed Tahir Eila Min. of Culture: Abdel Basset Abdel Maged Min. of Defence: Maj. Gen. Bakri Hassan Salih Min. of Education: Ahmed Babiker Nahar Min. of Electricity: Ali Tamim Fartak Min. of Energy & Mining: Awad al-Jaz Min. of Environment & Urban Planning: Maj. Gen. Al-Tigani Adam Tahir Min. of External Relations: Mustafa Osman Ismail Min. of External Trade: Abd al-Hameed Musa Kasha Min. of Federal Relations: Gen. Ibrahim Suleiman Min. of Federal Rule: Nafie Ali Nafie Min. of Finance & Planning: Ahmed Hassan al-Zubeir Min. of Foreign Affairs: Mustafa Osman Ismail Min. of Health: Dr. Ahmed Ballal Min. of Higher Education: Mubarak Magzoub Min. of Humanitarian Affairs: Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamed Min. of Industry: Dr. Jalal Yousouf al-Diqair Min. of Information & Communication: al-Zahawi Ibrahim Malek Min. of Interior: Brig. Abdelrahim Mohamed Hussein Min. of International Co-operation: Yusuf Suleiman Takana Min. of Investment: al-Cherif Ahmad Omar Badr Min. of Irrigation: Kamal Ali Mohamed Min. of Justice & Prosecutor General: Ali Mohamed Osman Yassin Min. of Labour: Maj. Gen. (ret.) Alison Manani Magaya Min. of Parliamentary Relations: Abd al-Basit Sabdarat Min. of Presidential Affairs: Maj. Gen. Salah Ahmed Mohamed Salih Min. of Religious Endowment: Isam Ahmed al-Bashir Min. of Roads: Mohamed Tahir Ailla Min. of Science & Technology: al-Zubeir Bashir Taha Min. of Sports & Youth: Hassan Osman Riziq Min. of Tourism & National Heritage: Abdel Galil al-Basha Min. of Transportation: Sammani al-Cheikh al-Waseilah Min. of Welfare & Social Planning: Samia Ahmed Mohamed

Document(s): Open document

13.06.2003 -

Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members: Sudan [ID 12115]

"President al-Bashir, Umar Hasan Ahmad, Lt. Gen.
First Vice President Taha, Ali Osman Mohamed
Second Vice President Machar, Moses Kacoul
Assistant to the President al-Mahdi, Mubarak al-Fadil
Chmn., Bureau of Federal Rule Muhammad, Ali al-Haj
Min. of Agriculture & Forests al-Khalifa, Magzoub
Min. of Animal Resources Gai, Riak
Min. of Cabinet Affairs al-Nur, Tayyar Abdallah Ali Safi
Min. of Civil Aviation Malwal, Joseph
Min. of Communications & Roads Eila, Mohamed Tahir
Min. of Culture Maged, Abdel Basset Abdel
Min. of Defense Salih, Bakri Hassan Maj. Gen.
Min. of Education Nahar, Ahmed Babiker
Min. of Electricity Fartak, Ali Tamim
Min. of Energy & Mining al-Jaz, Awad
Min. of Environment & Urban Planning Tahir, al-Tigani Adam Maj. Gen.
Min. of External Relations Ismail, Mustafa Osman
Min. of External Trade Kasha, Abd al-Hameed Musa
Min. of Federal Relations Suleiman, Ibrahim Gen.
Min. of Federal Rule Nafie, Nafie Ali
Min. of Finance and Planning al-Zubeir, Ahmed Hassan
Min. of Foreign Affairs Ismail, Mustafa Osman
Min. of Health Ballal, Ahmed Dr.
Min. of Higher Education Magzoub, Mubarak
Min. of Humanitarian Affairs Hamed, Ibrahim Mahmoud
Min. of Industry al-Diqair, Jalal Yousouf, Dr.
Min. of Information & Communication Malek, al-Zahawi Ibrahim
Min. of Interior Hussein, Abdelrahim Mohamed, Brig.
Min. of International Cooperation Takana, Yusuf Suleiman
Min. of Investments Badr, al-Cherif Ahmad Omar
Min. of Irrigation Mohamed, Kamal Ali
Min. of Justice & Prosecutor General Yassin, Ali Mohamed Osman
Min. of Labor Magaya, Alison Manani Maj. Gen. (Ret.)
Min. of Manpower Manani, Alison
Min. of Parliamentary Relations Sabdarat, Abd al-Basit
Min. of Presidential Affairs Salih, Salah Ahmed Mohamed Maj. Gen.
Min. of Religious Endowment al-Bashir, Isam Ahmed
Min. of Roads Ailla, Mohamed Tahir
Min. of Science & Technology Taha, al-Zubeir Bashir
Min. of Sports & Youth Riziq, Hassan Osman
Min. of Tourism & National Heritage al-Basha, Abdel Galil
Min. of Transportation al-Waseilah, Sammani al-Cheikh
Min. of Welfare & Social Planning Mohamed, Samia Ahmed
Presidential Adviser for African Affairs Eddin, Ali Hassan Taj
Presidential Adviser for Peace Affairs al-Addin, Ghazi Salah
Presidential Adviser for Political Affairs al-Mahdi, Qutbi
Presidential Adviser for Religious Affairs Alimam, Ahmed Ali
Sec. of the Higher Council for Peace Khalifa, Mohamed al-Amin
Attorney General Yassin, Ali Mohamed Osman
Governor, Central Bank of Sudan Sabir, Muhammad al-Hasan
Charge d'Affaires, Washington, DC Haroun, Khidr
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York Erwa, el-Fatik Mohamed Ahmed"

Document(s): Open document

01.01.2002 -

Overview of chief executives ("2002 - CIA World Factbook: Sudan") [ID 12114]

"chief of state: President Lt. Gen. Umar Hasan Ahmad al-BASHIR (since 16 October 1993); First Vice President Ali Uthman Muhammad TAHA (since 17 February 1998), Second Vice President Moses MACHAR (since 12 February 2001); note - the president is both the chief of state and head of government
elections: president elected by popular vote for a five-year term; election last held 13-23 December 2000 (next to be held NA 2005)
note: BASHIR assumed supreme executive power in 1989 and retained it through several transitional governments in the early and mid-90s before being popularly elected for the first time in March 1996
election results: Umar Hasan Ahmad al-BASHIR reelected president; percent of vote - Umar Hasan Ahmad al-BASHIR 86.5%, Ja'afar Muhammed NUMAYRI 9.6%, three other candidates received less than a combined 4% of the vote; election widely viewed as rigged; all popular opposition parties boycotted elections because of a lack of guarantees for a free and fair poll
cabinet: Council of Ministers appointed by the president; note - the National Congress Party or NCP (formerly the National Islamic Front or NIF) dominates BASHIR's cabinet
head of government: President Lt. Gen. Umar Hasan Ahmad al-BASHIR (since 16 October 1993); First Vice President Ali Uthman Muhammad TAHA (since 17 February 1998), Second Vice President Moses MACHAR (since 12 February 2001); note - the president is both the chief of state and head of government"

Document(s): 2002 - CIA World Factbook: Sudan

01.04.2000 - Source: Danish Immigration Service

Al-Bashir was appointed President in 1993 and since the 1989 coup has governed the country in close cooperation with the Islamic fundamentalist National Islamic Front (NIF) ("Report on the fact-finding mission to Cairo (Egypt) and Geneva (Switzerland) (29 January to 12 February and 3 to 7 March 2000)") [#14024][ID 12116]

Please see document for full report

"Al-Bashir was appointed President in 1993 and since the 1989 coup has governed the country in
close cooperation with the Islamic fundamentalist National Islamic Front (NIF), renamed the
National Congress (NC) in 1998, led by Hassan Al-Turabi. The Khartoum regime continues to be
referred to in everyday parlance as the NIF regime (a practice also followed in this report). In
reality the NIF has been the only political party allowed in Sudan since 1989 and throughout that
time has held control of the country's security forces, courts, academic institutions and media.
From 1996 until 1999, Hassan Al-Turabi was Speaker of the National Assembly and the real seat of
power in Sudan. On 12 December 1999, however, President Al-Bashir declared a three-month state
of emergency in the country, dismissed Al-Turabi and dissolved the National Assembly two days
before it was due to vote on a pro-Al-Turabi motion designed to limit Al-Bashir's powers."

Document(s): original document