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Title:The Revival of 'Native Administration' in the Sudan: A Pragmatic View
Author:Elhussein, Ahmed M.
Periodical:Public Administration and Development
Geographic term:Sudan
Subjects:local government reform
regional government
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Politics and Government
External link:https://doi.org/10.1002/pad.4230090409
Abstract:This paper traces the 'pragmatic' attempts of different governments in the Sudan to revive the system of native administration, which was abolished in 1971, to serve as a vehicle of local administration in some nomadic areas. The need for this revival became clear shortly before the overthrow of Nimeiri's government in April 1985. The approaches to this revival followed two main lines. The first approach adopted piecemeal reforms initiated by individual regional governments before 1986. In the second approach the central government adopted a comprehensive strategy to revive native administration. The implications of these attempts and their expected influence on the new multiparty system in the Sudan are briefly analysed. The article is based on information collected by the author while touring the eastern and western regions of the country with an ILO project identification team between March and June 1986. Bibliogr.