Sovereignty for Sudan

In February 1953 the Anglo-Egyptian agreement on the Sudan was signed, acknowledging the right of self-determination to the Sudanese. Until that time Sudan was ruled by an Anglo-Egyptian Condominium in which Britain was the senior partner. In 1953 it was suddenly realised in Egypt that a self-government statute for Sudan was about to be implemented and the Egyptian Revolutionary Regime under Nasser hastily set up a commission in order to develop a new policy through extensive consultation with Sudanese parties. The author, at the time member of the Egyptian negotiating team and subsequently appointed as the Egyptian representative in the Governor General’s Commission in the Sudan, gives a firsthand account of the circumstances which finally led to the Egyptian Note to the British Government in November 1953 and describes some of the personalities involved, such as Nasser, Salah Salem and Dr. Fawzi.

Title: Sovereignty for Sudan
Author: Zulfakar Sabry, Hussein
Year: 1982
Pages: 136
Language: English
City of publisher: London
Publisher: Ithaca
ISBN: 0903729806
Geographic terms: Sudan
Egypt
Abstract: In February 1953 the Anglo-Egyptian agreement on the Sudan was signed, acknowledging the right of self-determination to the Sudanese. Until that time Sudan was ruled by an Anglo-Egyptian Condominium in which Britain was the senior partner. In 1953 it was suddenly realised in Egypt that a self-government statute for Sudan was about to be implemented and the Egyptian Revolutionary Regime under Nasser hastily set up a commission in order to develop a new policy through extensive consultation with Sudanese parties. The author, at the time member of the Egyptian negotiating team and subsequently appointed as the Egyptian representative in the Governor General’s Commission in the Sudan, gives a firsthand account of the circumstances which finally led to the Egyptian Note to the British Government in November 1953 and describes some of the personalities involved, such as Nasser, Salah Salem and Dr. Fawzi.