Growing security concerns in Sudan lead to talks of a union with Egypt, although then president Omar Al-Bashir was against terms put across by the Egyptian government.
July - Omar Al-Bashir President of Sudan arrested for war crimes, under order of Egyptian's President Mohamed Hafez. Leadership of Sudan falls into Vice President Taha, who agreed to the union.
October - November - Talks of union finalised, and the two countries were ready for almagation. The news causes minor riots throughout Sudan and Egypt. Muhamed Hussein Hafez is intalled as interim president until elections.