Home | News    Wednesday 10 August 2011

Sudan’s ruling party raps SPLM-North over new rebel alliance


August 9, 2011 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese presidential assistant and deputy chairman of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) Nafie Ali Nafie slammed the Northern sector of the Sudan People Liberation Movement (SPLM-North) over a new alliance forged with Darfur rebels this week.

JPEG - 32.1 kb
Nafie Ali Nafie, deputy head of Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party and assistant of president Omer Hassan al-Bashir (AFP)

Nafie accused SPLM-North of collaborating with unspecified foreign circles to destabilize the country but emphasized that nothing will hinder the progress of the state.

Yesterday it was revealed that SPLM-North signed an agreement with two factions of the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) in Darfur led by Abdel-Wahid Mohamed Al-Nur and Minni Arcua Minnawi. It stated that the main goal of the new coalition is to overthrow the regime through political or military means.

Gamar Dalman, the media adviser to the SPLM leader in South Kordofan, told Sudan Tribune in a phone interview on Monday that the rapprochement between the SPLM-North and Darfur rebel groups was initiated by the Secretary General Yasir Arman adding that he along with Chairman Malik Agar are now "rebels" against Khartoum. He also underlined that all the political forces were approached to join the alliance.

The oil-rich state of Southern Kordofan includes large populations which sided with the south during the 20-year civil war. SPLA units in the state led by former deputy governor Abdel-Aziz al-Hilu have been fighting Khartoum government troops since early June.

Sudan has accused al-Hilu of launching a rebellion inside South Kordofan to try and control the region, and team up with rebels in other areas to challenge the national government.

Nafie who was addressing South Kordofan lawmakers in Khartoum said that external and internal forces are working together "to create a new south" that incorporates marginalized population in Sudan.

He called for strengthening state efforts through legislative and executive mechanisms to defeat what he described as a conspiracy.

The Sudanese parliament speaker Ahmed Ibrahim al-Tahir said that the SPLM in South Kordofan committed a "huge mistake" by declaring war in the state.

The NCP’s media officer Ibrahim Ghandour described yesterday’s accord as a "dangerous turn" and a threat to peace in Sudan.

A copy of the agreement seen by Sudan Tribune emphasizes the establishment of a secular state based on democratic values and respect to the rule of law. Furthermore, it calls for crafting a new constitution that separates religious institutions from state ones "to prevent exploiting religion in politics".


Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 10 August 2011 09:17, by Wanibuluk Ciciliba

    Let the Republic of South Sudan now enjoy an everlasting peace and this time let Khartoum taste how bitter conflict is, how stew tastes without salt and even without asida, sleeping under mango trees in the rain, going nacked and many more to mention, . I support the toppling of the regim of AL Bashir by all means to set the marginlized regions free to develop and enjoy peace.
    But rebeles do not reveal their plans as early as this or they may be cupture un expedited.
    It is too early yet for NCP to begin to yell but it is a reality that the coalison is taking an effect on Khartoum.

    repondre message

  • 10 August 2011 09:22, by Obol Sam Gabriel

    Hahahahahha Nafi Ali alma Nafi it’s a supprised to me when hearing you crying loud and clear while you are the cause of all these atrocities in Sudan and you tought you will succeeds in your plan of ethnic cleaning in South Kordofan like what you did in darfur with your ganggroup.But this time you and your NCP will experience the wage of sin you have been doing on black Sudanese.

    repondre message

    • 10 August 2011 10:45, by Cibaipiath Junub Sudan

      Please allow me to caution You:
      It is not "a new South, nor, a huge Mistake neither a dangerous turn".

      It is the legitimate right of the marginalised people in their own fractions of their land. Please handle it with care and give them their rights and freedoms and hence you shall be in peace for ever. Failure to do so will result exactly like the case of South Sudan with the north.
      Please delete those minor assumption in your minds of underestimating strength of other tribes or black people in the Country.

      The 21st century is a change in itself. South Kordofan shall suceed with Darfur soon. Better for you now to quest for change.

      repondre message

  • 10 August 2011 10:59, by modi Losombek

    The deputy chairman of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) Nafie Ali Nafie and the Sudan Government had started panicing because of only few alliance that occurred few days back.

    Why arresting the SPLM/A North Sector officer? Now is showing you are weak. You have started bombing innocent people of both side of Alliances forces and many lives have been reported death. This as a results to your evils acts you are doing to innocent lives of Sudan because of yourselves interest.

    Admit whatsoever the outcome it is because you are ear-less people always.

    The Sudan will get lesson by those few rebels and even if have air-crafts you will not over come their movement.


    repondre message

  • 10 August 2011 11:10, by Ayuen deng

    Nafia should know that the union of SPLM & SLM is a blessing rather acurse to the people of northern sudan.should they librate the marginalize poeple in

    repondre message

    • 11 August 2011 05:57, by Pitia

      I feel so much for the people of Nuba especially those who fought together with SPLA since the beginning of North - South War in early 80s. The government of Republic of South Sudan should do all it can to help these people in any way possible.

      repondre message

  • 13 August 2011 02:29, by Cadaai ?o?

    Hello! Fans.

    This website becomes scams. Why I say so? Because this people change change sentences to from either postive or negative. For example, "I don’t need that" they will change it to "I do need that" in postive of their interests.

    repondre message

Comment on this article

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.

Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis

Salva Kiir’s cunning strategy 2018-05-19 07:40:06 By Duop Chak Wuol Salva Kiir likes to preach democracy to confuse people, looks for ways to legitimize his atrocious regime, uses deception to promote his despotism, and calculatingly waits for (...)

Lessons for South Sudan and IGAD-Led peace forum 2018-05-16 23:28:16 James Okuk, PhD “The polis exists to assure the good life” – Aristotle. “For however strong a ruler may be, he will always have need of the goodwill of the inhabitants if he wishes to remain in (...)

Clarity on Malong’s SSUF status also crucial for peace and accountability 2018-05-14 22:59:18 By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi While declaring the formation of his armed movement in the name of SSUF early last month, the former SPLA chief of general staff, Gen. Paul Malong Awan announced the (...)


Latest Press Releases

The Suspension of Hurriyat Online Newspaper 2018-04-29 07:04:37 Sudan Democracy First Group 28 April 2018 The Sudanese civil and political circles and those concerned with Sudan were shocked by the news that the management of Hurriyat online newspaper has (...)

Petition on the Deteriorating Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in Sudan 2018-04-22 10:01:20 UN Secretary-General, New York African Union Commission, Addis Ababa UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva Petition on the Deteriorating Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in Sudan (...)

Abyei celebrates Mine Awareness Day 2018-04-05 08:52:03 4 April 2018 | Abyei - The United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) commemorated the International Day for Mine Awareness and (...)


Copyright © 2003-2018 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.