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“Foreign elements” detected in Sudan’s protests, official says


June 24, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – Sudanese authorities have detected the participation of “foreign elements” in the protests that have been spreading across the country, an official said on Sunday.

The mayor of Khartoum locality, Lt-Gen Omer Ibrahim Nimir, told the pro-government website Sudanese Media Center (SMC), that foreigners from neighboring countries were seen participating in “the sabotage plot that is targeting the interests of citizens and the state.”

Nimir said that a number of those participating in the unrest were arrested but released on bail after it was proven that they did not take part in the “sabotaging” while others were arraigned in courts for destroying properties of the state and individuals.

According to Nimir, a number of state buses and police trucks were destroyed while some people tried to loot banks and wedding halls.

The mayor went on to hail the efforts of security apparatus in foiling with what he termed as sabotage activities.

Sudanese authorities have been responding violently to the ongoing popular unrest against rising costs of living as it continues to grow in scale.

The protests were started on Sunday, 17 June, by students of Khartoum University ahead of plans by the government to end fuel subsidies as part of wider austerity measures to confront the country’s economic crisis.

Over the following days, the demonstrations spread to several parts of the capital and other towns with protesters from different segments of the population burning tires, blocking roads and chanting slogans denouncing increases in prices and calling for the downfall of the regime.

In a related context, the government-run Union of Sudanese Students (USS) denied rumors that the authorities are moving to close universities.

USS’s secretary-general Mohammed Salah Ahmad Hassan told SMC on Sunday that the rumors “spread by opposition parties” on plans to shut down universities are not true.

Ahmad accused opposition parties of trying to execute their agendas through inciting students to hold demonstrations he described as “limited”


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  • 25 June 2012 11:43, by zulu


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    • 25 June 2012 12:27, by Darkangel

      Poor SudanTribune couldnt find a picture of more than 10 protestors so it decided to get a photo of nothing related to the recent unrest. Do you call this professional journalism, how low, lame and cheap.

      As for your desperate insects, you will still die of hunger soon, even if there is trouble in Sudan. Wishful dreaming !!!

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      • 25 June 2012 12:29, by Darkangel

        Your president admitted he and his 75 corrupt officials (probably more) stole billions, but your poor people are so illiterate and hungry they dont know what hes talking about.

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      • 25 June 2012 16:50, by Mach

        Darkangel, the idea that Sudan claimed to have detected foreign element is just a none-existent complaint!

        Foreigners could involve when there is an economic interest in Sudan; but since Sudan is going down the drain economically, what kind of interest is there for the foreigners to gain?

        If you can’t to locate your destination; you don’t blame the map and direction other than your stupidity.

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    • 25 June 2012 13:29, by Northern Sudanese


      those who are protesting are less than 1% of sudan population which is 30 milion. 1% of 30 milion is 300,000. those who are protesting are not more than 5,000. most sudanese want bashir and you south sudanese have no right to even interfere in this issue.

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  • 25 June 2012 12:10, by Mapuor

    According to Nimir, a number of state buses and police trucks were destroyed while some people tried to loot banks and wedding halls.Is this a normal situation?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • 25 June 2012 14:24, by Sudani+

      No, it is not normal!! but our police will crack down strongly every body who destroy public property of break the law!!

      what about you in SS!! are you happy with;
      - 80% inflation rate!
      - 90% poverty!
      - 98% lost revenues!
      - Collapsing economy and state!

      lool.. poor SS!

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      • 25 June 2012 14:46, by MKee

        For NCP thugs to cooperate and for the security talk to go ahead smoothly to bear fruit to both countries, oil pumping in contested areas like panthou, Abyei n many other areas need to be shut down. If not then NCP will continue buying time knowing that oil is flowing for them. This should be the next agenda south need to put on table with African union and UN.
        what can these NCP crooks do....

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        • 25 June 2012 17:52, by Gule

          It seems many of you have very limited vision, not even happy wih peace, stability, dispute, conflict resolution within, how crazy, unreazonable do you people certainly get?. Next substitute for Bashir will be just as bad as the behind scenes oppressors want him to get, I am disturbed by the rhetoric, hostile language on this board. Often talking sharp from the screen of your computers, get a life

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          • 25 June 2012 23:33, by Observer

            Maybe you should read your posts and then re read the one you just posted and take some of your own advice. The English have a saying.. people in glasshouses shouldn;t throw stones..think about it

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      • 25 June 2012 16:58, by Mach

        Sudani+, the question is; who did we lose the 98% revenue to? The correct answer to this question would make everything else you said relevant!

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        • 25 June 2012 18:10, by Northern Sudanese


          i know the answer. the answer is= da insect cowboy :)

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  • 25 June 2012 12:17, by Observer

    Oh the foreign element line has finally been launched.
    We heard that from the leaders of Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Syria and now Sudan thinks that we and the world are stupid enough to fall for it as well.

    Just one more lie to the ever growing pile.

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  • 25 June 2012 13:33, by Beneben Bai

    Darkangel, your president Albashir aluuthy (gay) will soon be fucked up by protestors at street(s)of Khartoum rather than being consume alone by Rabiyaa Abdel Aathy. The protestors will fuck him up before sending him to ICC through Interpol who will also add on him actions like what happened in Abu Garaib. You fake arabs will totally forget about S. Sudan oil stealling for good

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    • 25 June 2012 14:24, by Nibs

      Decease from this word ’limite’ it is dangerous and misleading,you can’t called it limite when a number of public buses and police trucks are burn to ashes.north sudaneses can’t you see that word ’limite’ is utter nonesense,it is use to deceive you not to join the real patriots on the streets.the real thing is ncp officials are feeling pinch in their pants.

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    • 25 June 2012 14:30, by Sudani+

      You are and idiot and useless guy!! this what is in your brain!
      we can say the same to you, your mother, your father -if you know him-, you president, all SPM!!! but such dirty words will not help you and it is not our culture!!

      death on you Bai and go to hell. shame on you!

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  • 25 June 2012 14:51, by KABAKA

    That is alie how come for the foreign to particapate in protest of an0ther country just handle your problems alone without other being blame ok

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  • 25 June 2012 16:22, by Beneben Bai

    Sudani+, can you advise your brothers not to insult us and our leaders on this site. We do respect people when they respect us and value us as human but when they turn to be arrogant and call us insects, then we show them that we know them and their backgrounds very well. So it is very simple, let us fropessionally argue about our systems and politics without insulting our leaders and people

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  • 25 June 2012 16:35, by hellonearth


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  • 25 June 2012 17:34, by Born-to-Rule

    Omer Ibrahim Nimir,

    This dude is incompetence due his comments regarding "foreign elements". Every time Khartoum government can’t solve their internal problem they blame someone else. It’s just a matter of time before Bahsir government start killing (students) it’s citizens. You all know, Bashir is the world’s most wanted criminal dead or alive.

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  • 25 June 2012 17:39, by Gule

    Zionist Israel has a hand in the demolition of Sudan’s state apparatus. I think Zionists prefer if Africa is in the hands of fundamentalist Arabs because they are usually ignorant tyrants that are easily manipulated and bribed with money by the Cabal, Sudan also has many internal issues that need be answerable to the youth. It’s reached a crisis point, will security measures solve the problem?.

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    • 25 June 2012 17:51, by Born-to-Rule

      Mr. Gule,

      What!, Israel did what?, dude I don’t understand what you’re smoking. What Israel has to do with your internal problems. Stupidity is an excuse for bad government. The buffoons in Khartoum are incompetence to qualified as leaders to run any civilize country, let alone a third world country.

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      • 25 June 2012 18:34, by Gule

        @ Born to Rule. Go rule your own shit before talking to me, it’s you who is smoking imperialist hype. You can’t even manage your own affairs, you want to keep on running your fingers on key board as if you know something, when in reality you are a victim of your own ignorance. First of all, you need identify yourself first before hiding under some screen like a prick and punk. stop ignorance.

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