Election in Sudan -
  • 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...

  • NGO tasks UN Security Council on Sudan's referendum
    06 october 2010 17:59:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- An international NGO, Oxfam, Wednesday urged the UN Securi ty Council to use its visit to Sudan to resolve "outstanding issues" and protect civilians from harm ahead of the referendum on southern Sudan's independence. Full text...

  • Ban, Sudan's VP hold talks on referendum
    26 september 2010 17:15:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon held talks Saturday with a top Sudanese official as part of his efforts to ensure that two key referenda o n self-determination in the African country are staged peacefully and on schedul e next January. Full text...

  • Sudan's referendum takes pivotal spot in global diplomacy
    26 september 2010 11:09:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The 9 January, 2011 referendum vote that would decide the future of Sudan's former rebel south and its northern part has come at the top of international efforts to prevent a return to the 21 years of war witnessed in the region. Full text...

  • NGOs, agencies task world leaders on Sudan referendum
    24 september 2010 17:07:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- A group of NGOs and aid agencies on Friday urged world lea ders to take concrete action to ensure peace, safety and development for all Sud a nese people, as they vote in January on whether the south should remain part of S udan. Full text...

  • UNMIS trains Southern Sudan police for referenda
    14 september 2010 19:05:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) is training the police in southern Sudan to enable them provide security for the upcoming referenda on the self-determination in the Sudanese region. Full text...

  • El-Bashir backs timely independence vote for South Sudan
    20 august 2010 19:19:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudanese President Omer El-Bashir said his government w ould ensure that the 9 January, 2011, vote to determine whether South Sudan woul d declare independence is conducted on time. Full text...

  • Sudan denies plans to postpone 2011 referendum
    13 august 2010 16:37:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The Sudanese government has denied reports that Preside nt Omer El-Bashir was planning to postpone the 2011 referendum on the independen c e of the oil-rich Southern Sudan region. Full text...

  • Sudan denies plans to postpone 2011 referendum
    13 august 2010 16:37:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The Sudanese government has denied reports that Preside nt Omer El-Bashir was planning to postpone the 2011 referendum on the independen c e of the oil-rich Southern Sudan region. Full text...

  • UN envoy in Sudan hails move for referendum
    30 june 2010 07:17:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Haile Menkerios, the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative in Sudan, has welcomed the appointment of an independent body to oversee preparations for a referendum on whether southern Sudan should secede from the rest of the country. Full text...

  • South Sudan walks a tightrope ahead of January referendum
    17 june 2010 07:48:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- With more than 80 ethnic communities, the referendum on the autonomy of South Sudan is seen in certain circles as the impetus the fractious region needs to relapse into conflict, but this time round it will be a civil war without the direct participation of the North,reports published here said. Full text...

  • Bashir approves South Sudan Referendum Commission
    30 may 2010 10:30:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudanese President Omer al Bashir has agreed to form a national referendum commission to organize a landmark vote that could see the semi-independent Southern Sudan vote to secede, state media reported on Sunday. Full text...

  • Elections as mechanism to address key conflict issues in Sudan
    14 may 2010 20:13:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- The Executive Director of Africa Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS), Ousman Hummaida, has said the recent elections in Sudan w e re included in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) as a mechanism to address key causes of conflict in the country, PANA reported from here Friday. Full text...

  • Carter Centre reports widespread irregularities in Sudanâ?s vote tabulation
    11 may 2010 08:34:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Sudanâ?s National Elections Commission (NEC) s hould thoroughly review the results of the recent general election and as quickl y and widely as possible publish the results of individual polling stations in or d er to provide greater transparency and build public confidence, a top monitoring group of the polls has said. Full text...

  • France 'accepts' re-election of Sudanese President al-Bashir
    27 april 2010 16:46:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- France has taken note of the result of the Sudanese gener al elections in which incumbent President Omar al-Bashir was declared winner by t he Electoral Commission with nearly 68% of the votes cast, according to a statem e nt issued by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and copied to PANA Tuesday i n Paris. Full text...

  • Sudan not abridging women's rights (feature)
    26 april 2010 14:07:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Journalist Lubna Hussein elicited unprecedented interna tional attention when she allegedly challenged traditional African and Islamic religious edicts on womenâ?s dressing, painting her society as conservative, unprogressive and unresponsive to individual liberties and rights. Full text...

  • Bashir's expected re-election 'assisted' by ICC
    26 april 2010 13:57:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The International Criminal Court (ICC) may have inadver tently played a critical role in the widely expected re-election of Sudanese Pre s ident Omar Hassan Ahmed el-Bashir in the country's recently concluded elections t hat also attracted 11 other contestants. Full text...

  • African Union, IGAD praise Sudan security for peaceful polls
    18 april 2010 16:01:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Two organisations, the African Union and the Intergover nmental Authority on Development (IGAD), on Sunday hailed Sudan for a peaceful p o lling and vote counting. Full text...

  • Sudanese opposition leader to work with ruling party
    18 april 2010 09:50:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudan's opposition leader, Dr Elsadiq Elshadi el-Mahdi, who contested last week's presidential election on the ticket of the Umma party , has said he is ready to join a national unity government with the ruling Nationa l Congress Party (NCP), which is expected to win by a landslide. Full text...

  • EU, Carter Centre back Sudan polls despite hiccups
    17 april 2010 14:37:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The European Union and the Carter Centre said they would back the Sudanese polls despite the significant deficiencies detected in the organisationa and polling process. Full text...

  • Sudan’s ruling party takes early lead in presidential polls (Corrected)
    16 april 2010 18:42:00
    Khartoum- Sudan, (PANA) -- President Omar Hassan el-Bashir got off to a promising start as the presidential polls count began, posting margins of between 85 and 95 per cent in election centres in and around the capital Khartoum. Full text...

  • Sudanese Speaker, 26 other parliamentarians elected unopposed
    16 april 2010 17:06:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudanese Parliamentary Speaker, Atem Garang, is among t he 27 parliamentarians elected by acclamation after a record five days of voting in Sudanâ?s historic presidential, parliamentary and state governorship election s. Full text...

  • Sudanâ?s ruling party takes early lead in presidential polls
    16 april 2010 16:04:00
    Khartoum- Sudan, (PANA) -- President Omar Hassan el-Bashir got off to a promising start as the counting of the presidential poll count began, posting margins of b etween 85 and 95 per cent in election centres in and around the capital Khartoum . Full text...

  • Detention of election observers in South Sudan condemned
    16 april 2010 14:23:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudanese Network for Democratic Elections (SuNDE) on Fr iday condemned the ejection of its observers by security personnel from polling s tations in South Sudan. Full text...

  • UN chief hails new development in Sudanese elections
    16 april 2010 14:12:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, has welcomed the new dev elopment in Sudan's first national elections in 24 years, which have ended acros s the African country. Full text...

  • Kufuor hails Sudanese polls as step in democratization
    15 april 2010 15:41:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Former Ghanaian President John Kufuor has hailed Sudanese elections as “a step forward in democratization,” saying the pols had raised the bar for African countries scheduled to hold elections later in the year. Full text...

  • Bashir's party says no to government of national unity in Sudan
    15 april 2010 15:05:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- President Omar Hassan el-Bashir, who is expected to win the ongoing elections in the Sudan, scoffed here Thursday at calls by the opposition for the dissolution of the current government and instead constitute a government of national unity to oversee fresh polls. Full text...

  • Sudan declares public holiday to increase voter participation
    15 april 2010 11:24:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The Sudanese government declared a national holiday Thursday - the last day of voting - to allow increased voter participation in the countryâ?s first democratic elections in almost a quarter century. Full text...

  • Sudan’s ruling party says it will win polls
    14 april 2010 18:27:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudan’s governing party, the National Congress Party (NCP), exuded confidence here Wednesday, just a day before the extended period of polling comes to an end. Full text...

  • Thumbs up for Sudan polls despite hiccups
    14 april 2010 07:13:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The Observer Mission of the Organization of African Tra de Union Unity (OATUU)Wednesday expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the f i rst national general election in Sudan in more than a quarter century. Full text...

  • Bashir poll rivals want Sudanese electoral body dissolved
    13 april 2010 16:23:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The Presidential candidates representing Sudan’s main political parties, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) and the Umma Reform and Renewal Party, have called for the disbandment of the National Electoral Commission. Full text...

  • Obama envoy to present preliminary report on Sudanese vote
    13 april 2010 15:53:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The US Special Envoy to Sudan, Scott Gration, is due to present a report on the presidential elections in Sudan after observing two days of voting, marred by widespread fraud and missing voter registers, a US State Department official said in Washington on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Presidential candidate in S. Sudan accuses poll body of abetting rigging
    13 april 2010 12:52:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- A presidential candidate in semi-autonomous Southern Su dan, Dr Lam Akol Ajawin, who is pitted against incumbent Salva Kiir Mayardit, Tuesday launched a scathing attack on the country's National Electoral Commission (NEC), accusing it of favouring rivals and failing to act against ele ctoral fraud. Full text...

  • Voting extension to delay Sudan's final poll results
    13 april 2010 09:10:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- After voting was extended by two days in Sudan's landma rk election Monday evening, it is now expected that poll results will be delayed for an unknown period, PANA reported Tuesday The National Electoral Commission (NEC) decided to extend voting by two more day s Monday evening, after delays were reported in remote areas in the south and Darfur province. Full text...

  • Sudanese voters get two more days to continue marathon vote
    12 april 2010 19:00:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudan's National Electoral Commission (NEC) has extende d by two days the voting period in the current Sudanese general elections. Full text...

  • Sudan’s electoral body may extend voting period
    12 april 2010 18:52:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudan’s electoral body said Monday it was studying requests by the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) and the Sudan Peoples Liberation Movement (SPLM) to extend the voting period by a maximum of four days. Full text...

  • Opposition party agents kidnapped in Eastern Sudan
    12 april 2010 18:35:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- A Sudanese political party, the Beja Congress, said Monday its supporters and party agents were kidnapped at gunpoint hours after elections kicked off in Sudan’s presidential, parliamentary and state governorship elections. Full text...

  • Sudanese voters trickle in for second-day vote in Nairobi
    12 april 2010 13:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The voter-turnout by Sudanese nationals resident in Kenya was a mere 67 per cent on Monday, the second day of a three-day exercise in Sudan’s historic elections. Full text...

  • South Sudan elections marred by ballot shortages
    12 april 2010 13:06:00
    Juba- Sudan (PANA) -- Eager voters in Sudanâ?s historic presidential, parliamentary and governorship elections queued to vote on Monday, the second day of a three-day voting period, which has been marred by a shortage of ballots and missing names from the voter register. Full text...

  • 100,000 Sudanese voters registered abroad
    11 april 2010 19:12:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Only 100,000 Sudanese, eligible to participate in their first polls in 25 years, were registered in 18 countries while a record 83% of the target number of 19. Full text...

  • 'Sudan in historic 2010 parliamentary elections'
    11 april 2010 17:48:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The parliamentary election, part of the three-day genera l elections which began Sunday in Sudan, is the sixth in the nation's history, according to Sudanese political sources. Full text...

Special File - Election in Sudan

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