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October 12, 1989 | From Reuters
Former Sudanese Prime Minister Sadek Mahdi, deposed in a military coup June 30, was taken from Khartoum's Kober prison last weekend and has not been heard from since, his cousin said Wednesday. Mubarak Mahdi, former interior minister and Mahdi's cousin, said that officers of the ruling junta last week took the former prime minister to a remote area and fired bullets around him in a mock execution. "Reports from Khartoum have confirmed that he (Mahdi) was taken again at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct.
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January 4, 1997 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One day before his daughter's wedding, Sudanese opposition leader and former Prime Minister Sadek Mahdi slipped out of his house in Khartoum before sunrise dressed for horseback riding. Instead, he made a beeline across the rocky desert for the Eritrean border 320 miles to the east. At prearranged points, he met up with fellow conspirators, armed to defend themselves if necessary, and they crossed the frontier undetected, welcomed by supporters on the other side.
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February 28, 1989
Sudanese Prime Minister Sadek Mahdi told Parliament that he will resign in a week unless the armed forces give him a free hand to form a new government and work for peace in southern Sudan. Mahdi made the threat hours before a deadline, given him by Sudan's officer corps to introduce reforms, expired. The officers are exasperated by setbacks in the war with southern rebels and the collapse of a peace plan late last year.
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October 12, 1989 | From Reuters
Former Sudanese Prime Minister Sadek Mahdi, deposed in a military coup June 30, was taken from Khartoum's Kober prison last weekend and has not been heard from since, his cousin said Wednesday. Mubarak Mahdi, former interior minister and Mahdi's cousin, said that officers of the ruling junta last week took the former prime minister to a remote area and fired bullets around him in a mock execution. "Reports from Khartoum have confirmed that he (Mahdi) was taken again at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct.
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March 26, 1989 | From Associated Press
The broad-based "Peace Cabinet" of Prime Minister Sadek Mahdi was sworn in Saturday shortly after the State Council, Sudan's collective presidency, endorsed all 23 candidates. The Cabinet includes almost all the nation's political groups as well as the trade unions. Saturday's swearing-in ended a political crisis that had confronted Mahdi since January.
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March 6, 1989
Sudan's Prime Minister Sadek Mahdi, bowing to pressure, said he will form a new government in an effort to end nearly six years of civil war. A new Cabinet could be announced as early as today, a government spokesman said. Mahdi, who had threatened to resign after being given an ultimatum two weeks ago by the military, held a press conference in Khartoum after signing a "national peace declaration" with rival political leaders and several key trade unions.
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March 5, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Thirty Sudanese political parties and several key trade unions agreed Saturday night to adopt a peace pact to end nearly six years of civil war in south Sudan. The agreement, announced by a member of Sudan's supreme council--a five-member joint presidency--was contained in a document that is to serve as a working program for a new, broad-based government that may replace Prime Minister Sadek Mahdi's current coalition.
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July 7, 1989
Sudanese troops have arrested ousted Prime Minister Sadek Mahdi, an army spokesman announced. Col. Hassan Dahawy said that Mahdi was arrested at a friend's house in Khartoum, Sudan's capital, and taken to the armed forces general command headquarters. The 53-year-old Madhi, who had ruled since he was elected in May, 1986, was overthrown in a June 30 coup led by Lt. Gen. Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir.
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July 2, 1989 | MICHAEL ROSS, Times Staff Writer
Sudan's new military ruler, Brig. Gen. Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir, dismissed more than two dozen generals in a purge of the armed forces Saturday and said he will seek to resume peace talks with secessionist rebels waging a six-year-long war in the south.
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July 1, 1989 | MICHAEL ROSS, Times Staff Writer
Army officers staged a bloodless coup in Sudan on Friday, toppling the civilian government of Prime Minister Sadek Mahdi and imposing martial law in what had been one of Africa's few democracies. A statement signed by Brig. Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir, the leader of the pre-dawn coup, said the army seized control in order to end "the conflicts, partisan chaos and . . . anarchy" that have increasingly plagued Sudanese politics since Mahdi took office three years ago.
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March 26, 1989 | From Associated Press
The broad-based "Peace Cabinet" of Prime Minister Sadek Mahdi was sworn in Saturday shortly after the State Council, Sudan's collective presidency, endorsed all 23 candidates. The Cabinet includes almost all the nation's political groups as well as the trade unions. Saturday's swearing-in ended a political crisis that had confronted Mahdi since January.
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March 6, 1989
Sudan's Prime Minister Sadek Mahdi, bowing to pressure, said he will form a new government in an effort to end nearly six years of civil war. A new Cabinet could be announced as early as today, a government spokesman said. Mahdi, who had threatened to resign after being given an ultimatum two weeks ago by the military, held a press conference in Khartoum after signing a "national peace declaration" with rival political leaders and several key trade unions.
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