Saturday 21 April 2018
(Sudan Views 05/30/13)
When the Presidents of two Sudan meet, they resolve all differences and remove all complications. But when they depart, some South Sudanese leaders obstruct what has been agreed upon. If the Sudanese and South Sudanese government agree to conduct the referendum in Abyei, the agreement will be difficult to execute. South Sudanese leaders originally from Abyei insite and support Sudan Liberation Movement-North rebels in retaliation of Sudan government and people for the disputed oil rich of Abyei. President Kiir was shocked and taken by surprise when he was briefed by the Sudanese Foreign Minister on his country||s involvement in the rebel attack on North Kordofan. Therefore, he promised to investigate the claims. The hardline group is backed by the foreign...
(Sudan Views 05/30/13)
National Umma Party of Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi congratulated the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) for the seizure back of Abu Karshola which had been controlled by the so-called Sudanese Revolutionary Forces (SRF). NUP called on the so-called SRF to stop its military incalculable adventures and to express readiness to serious cooperation for achieving just and comprehensive peace. The NCP statement criticized the attack of the so-called SRF and killing the civilians and leading to more IDPs. In a related sequence, Popular Congress Party (PCP) MP in the parliament Ismail Hussein announced his partys acceptance for comprehensive dialogue and unification of the national rank. He rejected the actions of the so-called SRF against the innocent civilians calling for stopping violence against civilians in...
( 05/30/13)
Africa has witnessed remarkable growth over the past decade but must invest heavily in infrastructure to continue on this path, leaders from the continent said. The economies of countries in sub-Saharan Africa grew annually by nearly 5% in the previous 10 years, the African Development Bank said at the five-day meeting being held in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh. But that "may not benefit a wider section of the population... unless there is a marked improvement in infrastructure," it said. Ibrahim Bocar Ba, commissioner for the Economic Community of West African States, said it was a key concern for the regional bloc. "We have five priorities at ECOWAS. The first is peace of course. But infrastructure comes straight after that"...
(Sudan Views 05/30/13)
The Sudanese government has been criticized for just taking preemptive and strict measures against foreign voluntary organizations entering the country specially troubled areas. Sudan has paid high prices for allowing these foreign organizations to enter it territory within the alleged humanitarian assistance. Lately, Save the Children (UK) delegation accompanied by communication experts has arrived in Kauda, South Kordofan where they had lengthy meetings with the SLM-N leaders. The telecommunication experts were to install advanced telecommunication, spying, jamming devices and decoys for Sudan Liberation Movement-North rebels. In the nineties of the last century, the voluntary organization was accused of aiding rebels in Congo, Liberia and Rwanda where the organizations offices were shut down and forbidden from carrying out humanitarian activities. Certainly,...
(Sudan Views 05/30/13)
The commander of Al-Muntasir Billah forces, which liberated Abu Karshola town, Brig. Adel Al-Kinani, affirmed that the Armed Forces did not carry out any bombardment operations on Abu Karshola town during the battle to liberate the area with the aim to protect lives of the citizens who were use by the rebel forces as human shields and also to safeguard the buildings and infrastructures in the town. He said in a statement to SUNA that the major resistance of the enemy was outside the town, stressing that none of the houses in Abu Karshola was harmed, but the properties in them were totally looted by the enemy. Brig. Al-Kinani pointed out that the Armed Forces has inflicted heavy losses in...
(Dw-World 05/29/13)
South Sudan on Tuesday said it was committed to peace deals signed with its former foe Sudan, a day after Sudanese President al-Bashir threatened to close oil pipelines ‘forever’. He accuses Juba of backing insurgents. Juba has once again rejected allegations that it supports the rebels battling Sudanese forces in South Kordofan state. Information Minister Barnaba Marial Benjamin insisted that the South Sudanese president "has said several times that we don't support any rebels in Sudan." Khartoum's renewed accusations have threatened to derail an African Union peace roadmap to normalize relations between the two former civil war foes. Benjamin has criticized Bashir for making such a threat in public. "We agreed that there is a new environment of dialogue, we...
(Voice of America 05/29/13)
JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN — South Sudan is urging Sudan to use dialogue instead of action amid new threats from Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir to cut the south's access to his country's oil pipelines and port. This development comes as Sudan again accuses South Sudan of funding rebels fighting the Bashir government. South Sudan recently began pumping oil through the north for the first time in 15 months, after the sides resolved a dispute over export fees and security. On Tuesday, South Sudan strenuously denied accusations from its former civil war foe Sudan that the new nation is still providing support to allies it fought alongside during five decades of war. Crude pumping again Government spokesman Barnaba Marial Benjamin said that...
(Sudan Tribune 05/29/13)
SPLM-N secretary general Yasir Arman denounced Bashir remarks where he announced the suspension of talks with the rebel Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) and termed it as a "genocidal statement". "The declaration yesterday( Monday) by General Bashir that he is not going to negotiate and that he is going to continue to fight and annihilate the SRF is a genocidal statement whose price has always been paid by the civilian population during the long dictatorship of Bashir", Arman said in a statement extended to Sudan Tribune. Arman further called to form an international committee to investigate human rights violations by both sides in Southern and Northern Kordofan. "Whoever is found committing crimes and war crimes should be held responsible and accountable",...
(Voice of America 05/29/13)
River blindness may soon be a thing of the past in East Africa. Scientists believe a long-term community drug treatment in Abu Hamed, Sudan has eradicated this parasitic disease, which causes severe skin problems and in some cases, total blindness. Abu Hamed is the world’s northernmost location of onchocerciasis, also known as river blindness. In 1998, residents of this Nile River town began a community-directed treatment program of ivermectin, a medication that stems the infestation of worms. In 2012, treatment was halted after scientists found that following eight years of annual treatment and six years of semi-annual treatment, there was no evidence of the disease or its transmission around Abu Hamed. Dr. Tarig Higazi, who was born and raised in...
(Redpepper 05/29/13)
Sudan has given South Sudan a ‘last warning’ that it will close an oil pipeline running from the South if Juba supports the ‘traitors’ in Sudan. “I now give our brothers in South Sudan a last, last warning that we will shut down the oil pipeline forever if they give any support to the traitors in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile,” Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir said on state television on Monday, referring to rebels operating in some regions of Sudan. On May 26, the Sudanese army clashed with an armed group of Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) in the Dandor area of South Kordofan. Khartoum says Juba supports the SRF, but South Sudan denies the allegation. South Sudan’s Information Minister...
(Sudan Tribune 05/29/13)
Two main opposition parties in Khartoum welcomed the recapture of a town in South Kordofan on Monday by the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and called to settle the conflict through peaceful negotiations. The Umma National Party (UNP) of Sadiq Al Mahdi and Popular Congress Party (PCP) of Hassan Al-Turabi congratulated the Sudanese army for the seizure back of Abu Kershola which had been controlled by the rebels for a month. In separate statements released on Tuesday, the two political forces further criticised the rebel Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) for their attacks on several towns in Kordofan region. The UNP called on SRF groups to refrain from "military adventures which aggravate the bad situation in the country and to show serious...
(Sudan Vision 05/28/13)
Addis Ababa - Sudan and Chad have reiterated their keenness to maintain the ongoing cooperation between them for securing the joint border area through the Joint Sudanese - Chadian forces and provide a unique model of the cooperation in this regard which is to be followed by all the African states. This was assured at a meeting held Sunday in Addis Ababa between the President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al Bashir, and the President of Chad, Idris Deby, on the sidelines of the Ordinary Summit of the African Union. In press statements after the meeting, held at the residence of President Al Bashir in Addis Ababa, the two Presidents stated that their meeting came in the context of...
(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...

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