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Rebel groups agree to work together for regime change in Sudan


November 12, 2011 (KHARTOUM) — Four rebel groups agreed Friday to overthrow the government of the National Congress Party (NCP) and to establish a democratic state based on the voluntary unity and neutrality of religion on political matters.

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Rebel forces sit on a vehicle as they guard during the visit of JSR Ibrahim Gambari to Fanga Suk village, in East Jebel Marra (West Darfur), on March 18, 2011 (Reuters)

Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), the two main factions of the Sudan Liberation Movement led by Abdel Wahid Al-Nur (SLM-AW) and Minni Minnawi (SLM-MM) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement - North (SPLM-N) announced the establishment of a new alliance called the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF).

The statement said that RFF is resolved to bring down the regime of the National Congress Party (NCP) through popular and military means. They also announced their determination to fight the regime in all the Sudan’s regions including the capital Khartoum.

The 11 November text is signed by Abul Gassim Al-Haj for the SLM-AW, Ahmed Tugud for the JEM, Al-Rayah Mahmoud representing the SLM-MM and Yasir Arman for the SPLM-N instead of Ramadan Hassan Nimir, who inked a deal on 7 August.

In August, JEM deputy chairman Ahmed Adam Bakheit who represented his group at the talks did not sign the deal but said the group remained committed to the process. At the time, JEM voiced some reserves over the wording of the document on the issue of separation between religion and politics.

However, November’s version of the deal seems similar to what the SLM groups and SPLM-N announced on 8 September.

Sources close to the talks said the parties felt the need to finalise the political agreement before to engaging in joint military operations. The difference over the language of the text should not hinder the activation of the deal particularly the future Sudanese constitution would be decided in future talks, the sources said.

The joint statement released after the signing of the deal says the four representatives of the rebel groups are the members of a political committee. It was also announced that a military committee is formed to lead the alliance forces but no name was disclosed.

The rebels further said the leaders of their groups will meet soon to endorse formally the institutions of the new alliance and to complete the appointments of the political and military positions.

The Sudanese army recently seized Kurmuk town, last SPLM-N stronghold in southern Blue Nile state where hostilities started last September. The army also repelled yesterday an attack carried out by the rebel group in South Kordofan. It was reported that the regular forces inflicted huge loses on the assailants led by SPLM-N deputy chairman Abdel Aziz el-Hilu.

The situation in Darfur has remained calm for several months. The only development was the return of JEM leader, Khalil Ibrahim from Libya, where he was for more than a year. The government says the rebel leader received military and financial support from Gaddafi before the fall of his regime.

The alliance members called on the Sudanese opposition forces to ’reject the partial settlements and to adopt a comprehensive perspective to change the center of power in Khartoum.’

They also said they will contact ’the Sudanese forces of change that work to overthrow the regime, including political forces and civil society organisations to reach a common platform and a national consensus," for the post- Bashir’s regime.

The main opposition forces remained insensible to the calls of the rebel groups for military action against the government. However, the ruling party accused the Popular Congress Party of Hassan al-Turabi of supporting the rebel groups.

The International Community called on the government and rebel groups to negotiate a peaceful solution to the conflicts. The South Kordofan and Blue Nile conflicts and the eight year war in Darfur might cause a new war between the north and South Sudan which has been independent since July.

Khartoum accuses Juba of supporting the rebel groups in a proxy war over the control of Abyei area and other disputed border regions. On the other hand Juba accuses Khartoum of backing the rebel groups in the South Sudan to undermine the political stability in the newly independent republic and to re-annex it to the north again.


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  • 12 November 2011 11:34, by mohammed ali

    These are Traitors and Sudanese people do not like traitors even if they have difference with the government. They will never ever have any public support even in their dreams!

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    • 12 November 2011 12:01, by Logic

      The real traitors are the ones occupying the republican palace in the name of Arabization. These leaders have massive support among their people, bigots like the commentator above think only Khartoum is N. Sudan.

      The delusional racists think that the so called Arabs will rule the real Sudanese forever, get it through your indoctrinated skull, your days are numbered.

      Its a matter of when, not if.

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      • 12 November 2011 16:22, by pabaak

        Leave Mahamed Ali alone, this is what they used for long, divide and rule, now Africans understand that how important to unite, and we will see in next few months the collapse of the regime.

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  • 12 November 2011 18:44, by Mohammad100

    Dear all,
    This is a pure paradigm shit. Yes, Northern Sudanese may choose Omar Bshir over any other person or group. But the recent unity among Africans is more likely to change the equation. It is true that the Arabic blooded Sudanese have equal legal rights to be the leader for the country, but the same applies for other Sudanese too, and practically we are approaching that truth just now!!!!

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    • 13 November 2011 07:25, by Joseph Canada

      I have a question for you. What change will you think will come to Africa? A good change or a bad change? First of all Ali you are NOT African. You don’t even have a root because you are a half cast. Don’t claim to be an African while your blood is from Middle East. Our African Change is to have Ivory Traiders go back to where they come from. Do u understand that?.

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      • 13 November 2011 07:36, by Joseph Canada

        If you and your uncle dont get it like During the SPLA/M time, you will be surprised to find your uncle in the hole just like the other two. Africans are now going for the real change.. Your Criminal uncle will not go to ICC anymore but will be collected under the hole. The sons of the mountain, the Red sea and the Darfur are coming. Soon there will be no fly zone.Syria clossed her door!wet pent!

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  • 13 November 2011 05:00, by Daniel Buolmawei

    They need to hurry up united and determined to oust this criminal government.

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  • 13 November 2011 07:16, by Nubian

    A clear message to the NCP and it’s stoogies...

    We will no longer allow you to use and abuse our faith in order to fatten yourselves and rape our souls. We are going to reclaim Sudan. We are going to find you, each and every one of you... When freedom bells ring, there will be no where for you to hide...

    We are coming for you, to claim what you have stolen. to salvage what you have wrecked.

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    • 13 November 2011 07:55, by Joseph Canada

      Mohamed Al Sabaab,
      you don’t even know the definition of a traitor. I cant blame you Ali because your father don’t have to explain to you or raise you to believe that those words are the right words to use.The words that comes with Greed and forceful leadership including raping the minors and beating women through police. It also include the denials and aligations. See, Real Africans dont do that.

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      • 13 November 2011 08:02, by Joseph Canada

        mean are "NoT" the right words to use.
        By the way am greatful that the darfurians have come to their senses to unite with the rest of Africans to get read of Ivory and Slave traders!!. there are only to ways you will fine them.. Either under the bridge or under the Hole 9ft under coz no one will accept them to carry thier filthy bloody hands to their country. A REAL ALLAH BE WITH YOU FRIEND.

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    • 13 November 2011 09:10, by Daniel Buolmawei

      Dear brother Nubian,

      look how reckless they inferirotized our rich civilization of Nubia or Cush, and instead, replace it with ridiculous Arab culture. Archologists have some surprising discoveries of this world first civilization that was richer than the Egyptian and Sumerian civilizations, but these people, you called ’stooges’ have buried it for centuries. It’s upto you to bring it back aliv

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  • 14 November 2011 09:56, by AAMA

    Why do you guys mix things up ?.
    There is a rebelion going on against a goverment that doesn’t look, smell or taste like its subjects, so, what does that have to with the normal so called Arab people. Some one even claim that these half casts are not africans, How dare you say that ?. This is 2011 and such comments just degrade you.


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  • 15 November 2011 01:48, by Chagai Lokuno Bai


    It is my pleaure to salute those who intiated this wonderful idea of coming together of the neglected native Africans people of the North Sudan. Africans have been blind folded for so many years by the so call MUSLIM BROTHERS,going Arab world to bring money for bribing some people Africans figures who easy to accept money than thier first citizenship.

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  • 15 November 2011 02:25, by Chagai Lokuno Bai


    Will bring SouthSudan back to the united Sudan African nation.I personal predict it that way according to my own analogy. Sudan as united, there is no a rich or beautiful country in Africa like her [SUDAN]. What make it different now is stupid Islamic policies from Arab world.I regret how Islam allowed to destroy our country like this

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