Election in Sudan -
  • Sudan: Chairman of elections commission pledges free, fair elections next April
    21 november 2014 14:51:11
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Chairman of the Sudanese National Elections Commission (NEC), Prof. Mukhtar al-Asam, has declared that his organization has made all the necessary arrangements to organize free and fair elections in April next year. Full text...

  • Sudan: Electoral commission announces Sudan's next poll timetable
    06 august 2014 17:01:49
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan's National Elections Commission (NEC) has formally announced a timetable for next April’s general elections despite opposition by major opposition political parties.Full text...

  • Sudan: Bashir not barred from another term as president - NCP
    23 april 2014 21:05:20
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - An official of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) of Sudan has said there is nothing preventing incumbent President Omar Al Bashir from being renominated by the party for reelection in 2015.Full text...

  • Al-Bashir says next presidential elections in Sudan for 2015
    28 october 2013 17:06:59
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) – President Omar Al-Bashir announced here Monday that the next presidential elections in Sudan will take place in early 2015.Full text...

  • Sudanese President ''will not seek'' new term of office
    20 march 2013 10:30:26
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - After almost quarter of a century in power, Sudan’s President Omar El Bashir has announced he will not seek a fresh term of office. Full text...

  • Africa's latest nation gets official name
    15 february 2011 19:41:18
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Top southern Sudanese politician have named their new state, SOUTHERN SUDAN, officially avoiding a split with the larger Sudan by not taking on a local name.Full text...

  • France to assist independence process in South Sudan
    10 february 2011 17:23:09
    Paris, France (PANA) - France will assist Sudanese parties to prepare for the independence of South-Sudan and the enhancement of closer relations between the north and the south, the spokesman of the French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bernard Valero, disclosed Friday in Paris. Full text...

  • AU applauds success of southern Sudan referendum
    08 february 2011 16:44:06
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The African Union (AU) on Tuesday applauded the success of the referendum in southern Sudan in which southerners voted for separation, and the federal government approving the results. Full text...

  • UNDP Administrator hails Southern Sudan’s referendum process
    08 february 2011 13:20:07
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Following the announcement of the Southern Sudan referendum results, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark has congratulated the Southern Sudanese people on the peaceful and transparent referendum process. Full text...

  • US to reward Sudanese Govt for holding successful referendum
    08 february 2011 09:25:48
    New York, US (PANA) - The US has initiated the process of withdrawing Sudan’s State Sponsor of Terrorism designation, the first step of which is initiating a review of that designation, the US State Department said in a statement. Full text...

  • Khartoum endorses results of south Sudan referendum
    07 february 2011 14:34:32
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Sudanese government has officially endorsed the results of the Southern Sudan Referendum in which southerners have overwhelmingly voted for separation. Full text...

  • Sudan: Southerners vote 99.5% for secession
    30 january 2011 17:07:26
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Southerners in South Sudan have cast 99.57% of their ballots in favour of separation from the north, according to preliminary results released in Juba, Southern Sudan, Sunday. Full text...

  • Almost 99% of southerners in Sudan voted for separation
    23 january 2011 17:33:43
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Some 98.81% of southerners in Sudan have voted for secession, with a tiny percentage voting for unity, according to interim results published on the website of Southern Sudan Referendum Commission (SSRC). Full text...

  • Sudan Referendum: Southerners in northern Sudan vote for separation
    19 january 2011 21:21:55
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Sudanese Referendum Commission on Wednesday announced that southerners living in northern Sudan have voted for separation. Full text...

  • AU declares South Sudan’s vote credible, free and fair
    18 january 2011 14:23:41
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) Observers have certified South Sudan’s secession vote “free, fair, credible and a true reflection of the democratically-expressed will of the South Sudanese voters.” Full text...

  • Sudan referendum: Arab league commends outcome
    17 january 2011 20:26:39
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Arab League said Monday it was happy with the conduct of the Sudan referendum, describing it as meeting the international norms and standards. Full text...

  • European, American observers commend Sudan's referendum
    17 january 2011 15:09:34
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Major international observers of South Sudan's referendum on Monday said they believed Full text...

  • Sudan: Referendum centres close with southerners almost sure of landslide victory
    16 january 2011 09:39:37
    Khartoum, Sudan(PANA) - Voting centres across the Sudan closed on Saturday with over 90 percent of registered southerners in the south against over 50 percent in the north, sealing the validity of the result to be announced officially in February. Full text...

  • UN chief hails peaceful conclusion of Southern Sudan referendum
    16 january 2011 08:38:04
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the conclusion of the referendum on the self-determination of Southern Sudan, congratulating the people for their patience and peaceful conduct during the 9-15 January exercise.Full text...

  • 'No breaches so far in South Sudan referendum"
    14 january 2011 13:48:23
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Southern Sudan Referendum Commission on Friday said with the voting booths due to be closed on Saturday, the last day in the referendum voting for southern Sudan, no breaches of the law had been recorded. Full text...

  • EAC observer mission praises conduct of Southern Sudan referendum
    13 january 2011 15:47:06
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The East African Community (EAC) Referendum Observer Mission in southern Sudan said Thursday that so far, no ugly incidences capable of undermining the credibility of the referendum process and the legitimacy of its outcome had been noticed. Full text...

  • UN satisfied with referendum process
    11 january 2011 22:14:10
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) – U.N. Secretary General's Representative for Southern Sudan Referendum, Mr. Benjamin Mkapa, on Tuesday visited Western Sudan's Darfur region and said he was satisfied with the voting in the referendum. Full text...

  • EU hails Sudan referendum
    11 january 2011 16:10:00
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Union (EU) has hailed the referendum in Sudan, expressing the hope that the exercise would be peaceful to allow for the full implementation of the Global Peace Agreement (CPA) concluded in 2005, according to an EU communiqué transmitted Tuesday to the press from Brussels, the Belgian capital. Full text...

  • Sudan's President clarifies statement on foreign debt
    11 january 2011 09:24:31
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan has denied that President Omar Al-Bashir promised former US President Jimmy Carter that Full text...

  • US, Norway, UK hail start of Sudan referendum
    09 january 2011 17:52:13
    New York, US (PANA) - The US, Norway and the UK have welcomed Sunday's start of Southern Sudan's referendum, saying it represents a historic step towards completion of Sudan’s Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA). Full text...

  • Sudan referendum: Nigerian analysts on lessons, implications
    09 january 2011 17:40:07
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - With global attention focused on the referendum which started in Sudan Sunday to determine whether the Southern part of the vast country will vote for unity or separation, analysts in Nigeria have highlighted the lessons to be learnt from the exercise and its implications for Africa’s geo-political landscape.Full text...

  • Sudan referendum: UN Secretary-General commends process
    09 january 2011 12:49:03
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has commended what he described as the “leadership, wisdom and concerted efforts” by the Sudanese parties in going ahead with the referendum to determine whether or not Southern Sudan separates from the country. Full text...

  • Sudan Referendum: Voting 'going well', Kiir first to vote
    09 january 2011 12:29:53
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Sudanese First Vice President and President of Government of Southern Sudan, Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit, was the first southerner to vote in the regional capital of Juba Sunday as voting got underway in Sudan's referendum. Full text...

  • Secession is lesser of two evils for Sudan - Former Chadian FM
    08 january 2011 17:06:22
    Paris, France (PANA) – Secession at the end of a free and fair vote during the referendum in Sudan seems the lesser of two evils for the country, if its leaders succeed in defusing "time bombs" in the country, said the former Chadian Minister of foreign Affairs, Acheikh Ibni Oumar, in an interview with PANA. Full text...

  • Bashir says secession of south could revamp 20-year-old revolution
    07 january 2011 19:52:22
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan’s President Omar Al-Bashir on Friday stressed that secession of Southern Sudan would not mean the end of a revolution he has led since 1989.Full text...

  • Sudan referendum: UN Security council commends developments in Sudan
    07 january 2011 12:14:39
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The UN Security Council has commended recent developments ahead of the referendum in Southern Sudan, particularly the visit by the Sudanese president Omer Al-Bashir to the South where he reaffirmed his commitment to a peaceful operation and a welcome of the outcome. Full text...

  • U.S. Special Envoy Gration due in Sudan
    07 january 2011 07:57:31
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan Scott Gration was due in Sudan Friday to observe the Southern Sudan referendum. Full text...

  • Annan urges international support for Sudan
    06 january 2011 17:28:59
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has urged the international community to stand ready to support Sudan as it rebuilds its post-referendum future. Full text...

  • Mbeki salutes Al-Bashir ahead of referendum
    06 january 2011 08:44:22
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Former South African President Thabo Mbeki has saluted Sudanese President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir ahead of Sunday's referendum to determine whether or not Southern Sudan will remain a part of Sudan. Full text...

  • UN Panel arrives in Sudan for referendum
    05 january 2011 20:50:39
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Members of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Panel tasked with monitoring the upcoming referenda on self-determination in Sudan arrived in Khartoum on Wednesday to begin a crucial visit on the eve of the vote. Full text...

  • France urges Sudan's parties to accept referendum result
    05 january 2011 20:00:45
    Paris, France (PANA) – France on Wednesday urged all Sudanese parties to accept the results of Sunday's referendum in South Sudan. Full text...

  • 'Bashir's message brings hope to successful referendum in south Sudan'
    05 january 2011 14:55:45
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator John Kerry, has said that statements made by Sudanese president Omer Al-Bashir in Juba, southern Sudan, are positive, encouraging and set the stage for a successful referendum. Full text...

  • Nigeria to establish office in Southern Sudan ahead of Referendum
    05 january 2011 10:09:36
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Ahead of Sunday's referendum on Southern Sudan, Nigeria has announced plans to establish an ''interest office'' in Juba, the regional capital, to monitor the implementation of the referendum. Full text...

  • Sudan referendum: World leading figures to monitor referendum
    05 january 2011 10:02:15
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - World leading figures including former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and former US President Jimmy Carter are among notable personalities that will monitor Sudan's referendum slated for Sunday. Full text...

  • Southern Sudan govt. orders Darfur rebels out of Juba prior to referendum
    04 january 2011 19:11:19
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Government of southern Sudan on Tuesday ordered rebel leaders from trouble-ridden region of Darfur who took refuge in Juba to leave the area. Full text...

  • Sudan referendum: Al-Bashir visits Southern Sudan, to 'celebrate' referendum outcome
    04 january 2011 12:55:43
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - With preparations ''100 per cent ready'' for the referendum to determine whether or not Southern Sudan remains a part of Sudan, President Omar Al-Bashir Tuesday flew to Juba, the regional capital of Southern Sudan, where he reiterated his earlier statement that he would accept the outcome of the referendum starting 9 Jan., be it unity or separation. Full text...

  • UN says 55,000 southern Sudanese return for referendum
    21 december 2010 19:21:34
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Tuesday said about 55,000 southern Sudanese living in the north are heading back by road, rail, barge and plane for the forthcoming referendum on independence for Southern Sudan.Full text...

  • UN panel reviews preparation for Sudan referendum
    19 december 2010 18:42:25
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN panel tasked with monitoring the forthcoming referendum on the self-determination of Southern Full text...

  • France wants transparent, credible referendum in South-Sudan
    09 december 2010 17:43:28
    Paris, France (PANA) – France has advocated that the self-determination referendum planned for 9 January, 2011, in South-Sudan is held in the best possible conditions of transparency and credibility, the spokesperson of the French Foreign Affairs Ministry, Bernard Valero, declared Thursday in Paris. Full text...

  • Sudan armies vow to protect peace after independence vote
    12 november 2010 18:02:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The leaders of Sudan's main national armies, the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA), have agreed to observe peace during and after the referendum vote on the independence of South S udan. Full text...

  • UN agrees to back AU peace efforts in Sudan
    11 november 2010 14:05:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) and the United Nations hav e agreed to jointly back the former South African President Thabo Mbeki-led high - level talks aimed at ensuring a smooth management of the upcoming referendum vot e in the Sudan, officials said Thursday. Full text...

  • 'Delayed border demarcation should not delay South Sudan vote'
    06 november 2010 17:58:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ramtane Lamamra, has warned the Sudanese government against using the delayed demarcation of the North-South border line as an excuse to delay the 9 J a nuary, 2011, vote on Southern Sudan's independence. Full text...

  • UN boosts support for Sudan's referendum
    02 november 2010 15:41:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN said it is providing more logistic support to Sudan to facilitate the forthcoming referendum that will decide whether southern Suda n declares independence from Africaâ?s largest country. Full text...

  • UN officials task Sudanese on referendum
    25 october 2010 21:23:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN top officials on Monday said that the next few months would be crucial for Sudan as it prepared to hold two referendums on self-determination in January. Full text...

  • UN Security Council calls for credible referendum in Sudan
    15 october 2010 14:05:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Twenty-four hours after returning from a visit to Sudan, m embers of the UN Security Council on Thursday, in New York, US, called for 'time l y and credible' conduct of the two referendums on self-determination, slated for January in Sudan. Full text...

Special File - Election in Sudan

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