Ali Ahmed Karti

Ali Ahmed Karti in 2011.

Ali Ahmed Karti (Arabic: علي أحمد كرتي) (born 27 October 1953)[1] is a Sudanese politician. Karti served as Foreign Minister of Sudan from 2010 to 2015.

Karti studied law at the University of Khartoum.[2]

Karti served as a commander of the Popular Defence Forces in the 1990s. Karti is also a prominent Sudanese businessman, and previously bought the Friendship Hotel in Khartoum for $85 million.[2]

On March 17, 2020, the Sudanese prosecutor's office ordered his arrest for his role in the 1989 coup d'état which brought Omar al-Bashir to power. It said in a statement that his assets would be frozen.[3]


  1. ^ "Index Ka". Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  2. ^ a b "Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan". Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  3. ^ "Sudan orders arrest of former foreign minister over 1989 coup". Retrieved 2020-03-20.
Preceded by Foreign Minister of Republic of Sudan
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