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Irfan Siddiq

British Ambassador to Sudan

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26th January 2021 Khartoum, Sudan

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by Irfan Siddiq

British Ambassador to Sudan

Farewell Sudan

I leave Sudan at the end of my posting this week. When I arrived in Sudan in April 2018, I could not have imagined that I would see the historic change that I have. With a dictatorship that had weathered the Arab Spring and was approaching its 30th year in power, prospects for change seemed […]

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30th December 2019 Khartoum, Sudan

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by Irfan Siddiq

British Ambassador to Sudan

Building the new Sudan

Celebrating New sudan

With the 17 August agreement, Sudan entered a new era. The signing of a constitutional charter to govern the transition, the formation of a Sovereign Council and the appointment of Prime Minister Hamdok and his civilian cabinet puts new, primarily civilian leaders in charge of running the country. The change has been immediate. Prime Minister […]

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4th September 2019 Khartoum, Sudan

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by Irfan Siddiq

British Ambassador to Sudan

Sudan: A New Dawn

Protestors took to the streets of Sudan in December 2018 calling passionately for change.  Their persistence led in April 2019 to the removal of former President Bashir.  But what followed was not civilian rule but a tense period of political negotiations and sometimes confrontation with the Transitional Military Council that assumed power.  This period saw […]

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30th April 2019 Khartoum, Sudan

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by Irfan Siddiq

British Ambassador to Sudan

Freedom, Peace and Justice. Revolution is the Choice of the People

I marked my one year anniversary as the British Ambassador to Sudan this week.  When I started this job, I could not have imagined finding myself in the situation we are in now.  Sudan had experienced 30 years of authoritarian rule.  These were 30 years of conflict and secession, of repression and extremism, of sanctions […]

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About Irfan Siddiq

Currently on a posting in Khartoum as the British Ambassador to Sudan.