Sudan makes steady progress in the face of war and increasing isolation

Sudan President Omar al-Bashir is wanted by the International Criminal Court on genocide charges (photo: dpa)
Sudan President Omar al-Bashir is wanted by the International Criminal Court on genocide charges (photo: dpa)

Sudan is risking increasing isolation - despite the country’s potentially valuable resources. Its President, Omar al-Bashir, not only faces war and unrest on several fronts, but he is wanted by the International Criminal Court on genocide charges. Sudan faces a difficult future and it will take more than macroeconomic reforms to promote growth and make Sudan an attractive and secure destination for foreign investors.

<i>The economy of Sudan is going through a slow but steady transformation, which became inevitable after the country lost 75 per cent of its oil production and 60 per cent of fiscal revenues following the independence of the South in July 2011. However, four years ...

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