Irfan Siddiq

Irfan Siddiq

British Ambassador to Sudan

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30th December 2019 Khartoum, Sudan

Irfan Siddiq

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

Irfan Siddiq

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

Irfan Siddiq

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.