Friday 21 July 2017
(Sudan Vision 05/28/13)
Al Bashir: "The government will not negotiate with the terrorists and traitors of SRF." Khartoum - The Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) declared that they liberated Abu Karshola in South Kordofan from the rebels of the Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) which had been occupied on April 27th. Addressing a spontaneous popular crowd yesterday in front of the SAF's General Command; President Al-Bashir declared that the government will no longer negotiate with the so-called Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) and affirmed that Sudan recognizes neither SPLM-N, nor SRF, nor JEM, nor SLM. Al-Bashir described SRF members as traitors who sold the country to its enemies and massacred and slaughtered the innocent and the elderly in Abu Karshola. He added: "The government will not...
(Sudan Views 05/28/13)
Sudan has stressed that Africa unity will only be achieved by solution of the internal disputes between the countries of the continent through peaceful means, non-interference in others affairs and stoppage of the foreign interference which aims to disrupt the unity of the continent and to loot its resources. In the address of the President Omer al-Bashir, which was read over by the Foreign Minister, Ali Ahmed Karti, before the 21st summit of the African Union held in Addis Ababa, Sudan has referred to the intensive efforts made for the achievement of peace and development in the country through negotiation and the work to implement the agreements which were signed with South Sudan State. The address has referred to the...
(Sudan Views 05/28/13)
A delegation of the group of the Great Lakes States, led by Sofinu Totbanaga, visited last Sunday Al-Fashir, the capital of North Darfur State and held meeting with the states Government and Security Committee chaired by the Governor, Osman Mohamed Yousif Kibir. During the meeting the visiting delegation heard a detailed briefing on the background of Darfur conflict and the current situation in the region. The Governor of North Darfur state reviewed the negative effects of the rebellion on Darfur citizens and the role of the foreign interventions. The Governor denied the existence of any foreign movements in the state except members of some neighbouring countries in the non-signatory Justice and Equality Movement. Kibir indicated that the support that the...
(AL Jazeera 05/28/13)
Sudanese president says flow of oil from South Sudan will be halted if it backs rebels in two Sudanese provinces. Omar al-Bashir, Sudan's president, has said he will order the flow of oil from South Sudan to be cut off if it backs rebels in the insurgency-hit Sudanese states of South Kordofan and Darfur. He said on Monday he would "completely close the pipeline" that carries oil from South Sudan to ports on Sudan's Red Sea coast. "We warn the government in the South that if they provide any assistance to the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) or to the rebels in Darfur, we will completely close the pipeline," Bashir said. "We will know if they stop the assistance, and...
(Sudan Views 05/28/13)
Neither the Sudan Revolutionary Front nor its political components is exercising real political opposition. The rebel movement is using force to target innocent people and devastate vital establishments. If SRF are real insurgents, have real issue and exercise true opposition they will gain broad public support both locally and internationally. Almost all the political parties have lashed against the aggression except for the Communist and the Popular Congress Parties. The leader of the National Umma Party condemned last week in White Nile State the rebels criminal acts in Kordofan, saying his party is against the use of force to overthrow of the government. "We shouldnt resolve blood shedding through more blood shedding", said Al Sadiq Al Mahdi who is well...
(Voice of America 05/28/13)
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Monday threatened to close a pipeline that carries oil from South Sudan to export terminals in Sudan, dealing a blow to talks held hours earlier with South Sudanese President Salva Kiir at the African Union (AU) summit to iron out differences and move the Sudans toward peace. Speaking on national television after the Sudanese army said it had recaptured a town in the troubled South Kordofan province of Sudan from rebels, Bashir said Sudan would stop carrying crude from landlocked South Sudan as he accused Juba of backing insurgents fighting the government in Khartoum. Rows between Juba and Khartoum over oil, which is vital to both countries' economies, and backing for rebel group, as well...
(Sudan Tribune 05/28/13)
The "Dura Saga" has been a problematic issue for the fast five good years after the council of ministers of the then government of Southern Sudan (GoSS) passed a resolution, revolving funds to buy a national reserve food to the states that were badly rip off by natural and man-made calamities. On this point however, the council of ministers had not passed clear appropriation policy or terms of reference along with the resolution to guide the operationalization of the funds or pass it to Southern Sudan Legislative Assembly (SSLA). There was also no supplementary budget for oversights formalities and no proper legal initiative taken to investigate the gaffe saga unequivocally. And as everyone is aware that there have been no...
(Gurtong Net 05/27/13)
Presidents Salva Kiir of South Sudan and Omar Al Bashir Sudan on Friday night briefly met at Sheraton Hotel in Addis Ababa and agreed to establish eight crossing points along their long borders. The borders set to be opened included Heglig and Joda areas which the South Sudan’s minister of Foreign Affairs and international cooperation Hon. Nhial Deng Nhial said is impacting negatively on the oil production. He told the press in Addis after the meeting of the two presidents that eleven of the border points were discussed and that eight will immediately be established for the movement of the people so that movement of goods and trade can start. The Summit between the two presidents according to Nhial agreed...
(Reuters (Eng) 05/27/13)
(Reuters) - The United Nations peacekeeping force in South Sudan lacks sufficient troops and aircraft to protect civilians affected by fighting in an eastern region, the U.N. envoy said on Monday. Tens of thousands of people have been uprooted by clashes between the army and rebel forces in Jonglei state. Almost all of the 10,000 residents of Pibor town in Jonglei have fled their homes, aid agencies say, following looting by the state security forces and rebel threats to attack it. The head of the U.N. mission, Hilde Johnson, said she has doubled the number of peacekeeping troops in Pibor. "We cannot sustain a presence with the logistical capacity that we have, with the problems we have with air transport...
(Reuters (Eng) 05/27/13)
JOHANNESBURG/MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A website created for Africa's proposed continental defence force proclaims a lofty mission "to support and keep peace for Africa's prosperity and a better life for all in the world". But click on current operations on the African Standby Force site ( www.africa-union.org/root/au/auc/departments/psc/AMISCE/AMISCE . htm) and the response is a dispiriting "page cannot be found". The force dreamed of half a century ago by the founding fathers of independent Africa still exists only on paper, casting a shadow over the back-slapping at this weekend's African Union (AU) summit, which is marking 50 years since the foundation of its precursor, the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). Instead of a muscular rapid-response force to halt genocide, protect civilians in...
( 05/27/13)
With the European leagues over and FIFA World Cup qualifiers beckoning, there will be little resting time for the Black Stars’ foreign-based players who begin non-residential camping today in Accra in preparation for an onslaught against the Sudan and Lesotho in two crucial away World Cup qualifiers. Last Friday, Coach Kwasi Appiah named his 25-man squad for the two crucial away ties early next month with virtually a full house expected at training this afternoon at the Accra Stadium. With the exception of SuperSport United’s Edwin Gyimah, Espanyol’s Mubarak Wakaso and Harrison Afful of Esperance who have sought permission to arrive late due to club commitment all the other foreign-based players are in town and poised to prepare for the...
(Sudan Views 05/27/13)
The Sudanese Foreign Minister and Director of the National Intelligence and Security Service have with South Sudanese President Kiir with cogent evidence of South Sudans involvement in the rebel attack. South Sudanese has provided logistic support to the rebel movements which have recently assaulted some areas in Kordofan. President Kiir who received the two officials in his Presidential Palace office has promised to investigate the claims. His promise is a positive development in the Sudanese-South Sudanese relations. In the past, South Sudan used to deny and make counter accusations. Juba has realized that no room for denying amid the the irrefutable involvement. The President of any country is familiar with up to date and sufficient information about what is running...
(Sudan Views 05/27/13)
The spokesman of the Armed Forces, Col. Al-Sawarmi Khalid Saad, announced that the Armed Forces repulsed Sunday morning an aggression of the rebellion remnants on Al-Dandor area in South Kordofan State and inflicted heavy losses on them in lives and equipments. He explained in a statement he issued Sunday that the Armed Forces has killed more than 70 of the attacking rebels and confiscated two tanks 55 in good condition. Col. Al-Sawarmi pointed out that remnants of the rebel movements have attacked Al-Dandor in South Kordofan using tanks and artillery with the aim to occupy it and to loot properties of the citizens and to terrify them. He said that the Armed Forces is now pursuing the fleeing rebels and...
(Voice of America 05/25/13)
ADDIS ABABA — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he is working with the African Union to end violence along the border between Sudan and South Sudan. America’s top diplomat met separately with Sudanese Foreign Minister Ali Ahmed Karti on the sidelines of the African Union summit in Ethiopia. Kerry says Sudan and South Sudan "are in a very delicate place right now" and it is important for the international community to help both of them focus on "developing the future, not on fighting the issues of the past." Long-standing disputes dominate tensions between the governments in Khartoum and Juba, including over the provinces of Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile, which remain in Sudan but where many people fought...
(The Associated Press 05/25/13)
Dozens of African leaders met in the Ethiopian capital Saturday to mark 50 years since the founding of the African Union, a continentwide organization that helped liberate Africa from colonial masters and which now is trying to stay relevant on a continent regularly troubled by conflict. Opening the summit that was attended by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and other foreign dignitaries, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said the AU's original pan-Africanist aspirations remain relevant for a continent where many states are still struggling to overcome rampant poverty and violence. "This historic day marks not only a great leap forward in the Pan-Africanist quest for freedom, independence and unity but also the beginning of our collective endeavor for the...
(Sudan Tribune 05/24/13)
Fighting in Sudan’s western Darfur region has resulted into the displacement of 300,000 people in the last five months of this year, the United Nations estimates. This number "is more than the total number of people displaced in the last two years put together" said Valerie Amos, the UN Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs in a press conference held in Khartoum on Thursday. Amos who visited Zamzam camp for the internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) near the North Darfur capital said she was sorry to realise that people are still suffer from a lack of adequate basic services since ten years ago when the conflict started. "I was particularly shocked when we visited some of the new arrivals in ZamZam camp...
(Reuters (Eng) 05/24/13)
KHARTOUM/ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Sudan and South Sudan's oil ministers on Thursday vowed to continue cross-border oil flows but gave contradictionary opinions whether a technical problem at a pumping station which had cut output had been fixed. Landlocked South Sudan is in the process of restarting oil exports via cross-border pipelines to the Sudanese Red Sea port of Port Sudan following a 16-month shutdown. Two days ago, it said it had lowered oil output to 105,000 barrels a day from 200,000 bpd due to a technical problem at a pump station at a processing plant in Jebelain just across the border in Sudan's White Nile state. On Thursday, South Sudan's Oil Minister Stephen Dhieu Dau flew to Khartoum to meet...
(Sudan Tribune 05/24/13)
The UN Assistant Secretary-General and Coordinator of humanitarian, Valerie Amos arrived in El-Fashir, North Darfur yesterday Wednesday, on an official visit to assess the situation in Darfur and the impact of the DDPD implementation on the stability in the region. The visit is part of the programme in which she is supposed to meet President Al Bashir and senior government officials to discuss humanitarian situation in Sudan. Amos met with Darfur Regional Authority Chairman, Dr. Al-Tijani Al-Sisi in El-Fashir who affirmed to her that they managed to overcome all the security challenges facing the DDPD, adding that the agreement is progressing towards achieving the aspired goal which is sustainable peace in the region. The meeting discussed the security and humanitarian...
(Sudan Tribune 05/24/13)
Sudan’s foreign ministry regretted statements issued by South Sudanese officials claiming that oil flow was deliberately blocked for political reasons, while in Juba president Salva Kiir reaffirmed that an alternative pipeline through Kenya remains his top priority. Khartoum and Juba agreed since last March to resume oil production and its exportation though a Sudanese pipeline after more than a year since the shutdown of oil production in December 2011. Earlier this week South Sudanese official said that Khartoum blocked the oil flow after recent allegations that Juba continues its support to the rebel groups in Darfur and South Kordofan. President Kiir on Monday said they may be forced to shutdown oil production again if the Sudanese government "continue to use...
(Sudan Vision 05/24/13)
Khartoum – Committee of Financial Disclosures examined, at its meeting chaired by the Minister of Justice, Maulana Mohamed Bushara Dossa, financial disclosure of the President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al Bashir. The Committee also examined, in its periodic meeting chaired by the Chief Justice, Maulana Mohammed Ahmed Abu Sin, financial disclosure report of the Minister of Justice after the minister step down from the chairmanship of the committee temporarily due to the checkup. The Committee also examined the financial disclosure of the Speaker of the National Assembly, Maulana Ahmed Ibrahim Al-Tahir, and a number of ministers, according to the law of the year 1989. The committee will continue its work to examine the rest of the statements, according...

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