November 30th, 2013 / October 3rd, 2018
Over four decades of political wrangling and upheaval, Ali Osman Taha has shown that he is not al-Turabi’s creation. His political and leadership abilities have enabled him to stay on the frontlines of the Islamist movement and to weather Sudan’s stormy political scene.
Since becoming a prominent figure in constitutional legislation in 1983, Badria Sulaiman proved to have excellent political instincts and the ability to adapt quickly to shifting directions and loyalties – skills that have kept her at the forefront of Sudanese politics for almost four decades.
The sudden return of Gosh, who has a fearsome reputation for cruelty, triggered widespread speculation about the country's political future and President Omar al-Bashir's motives for seeking the old guard's assistance again. However, it seems that Gosh has been preparing for such a day. He has never shown any bitterness about being imprisoned. He even thanked al-Bashir at the time for issuing a presidential pardon that secured his release in 2013, stressing that he would remain loyal to the ruling party.
El-Salahi said that after he completed his studies in London, he was shocked to realize that the public had not appreciated his artistic works. He concluded that such a departure was because available art did not express the cultural legacy of the Sudanese people, prompting him to focus on the value of images in Sudanese culture.
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