Position: President of Liberation and Justice Movement; President of Darfur Regional Authority
Origins: Fur tribe
Prior to heading the Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM), Tijani Sese was a member of the Umma Party of Sadiq Al-Mahdi. Sese has also been a professor at the Khartoum University and has lived outside of Sudan for 20 years. He has been a state minister and a Darfur governor during the democratic government of Al-Mahdi between 1986 and 1989.
Seisi spearheaded the formation of the LJM in February 2010 from various splinter groups and smaller opposition movements. Since its formation, the LJM has been instrumental in seeing through the Doha Peace Agreement. It was the only group that worked alongside the Sudanese government in the Darfur Peace Process.
Tijani Sese was appointed as the president of the Darfur Regional Authority on September 20. Since his return to Darfur, Sese has been met with criticism from the people of Darfur.