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Sudanese rebels to declare ceasefire after the fall of Bashir’s regime


June 23, 2012 (KHARTOUM) — The rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement –North (SPLM-N) hailed the recent developments in the protests of the Sudanese people and stated its readiness to declare a l ceasefire after the fall of Bashir’s regime.

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SPLM-N leader Malik Agar speaks at a press conference in Khartoum on 3 July 2011 (Photo: Reuters/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah)

The SPLM-N leader Malik Agar issued Saturday a statement welcoming what he termed as "qualitative shift" as the protests against the regime since Friday involve not only students but people from the different segment of the society.

The students started on Saturday 16 June to demonstrate in the University of Khartoum against a package of austerity measures the government was preparing to scrap oil subsidies while the country is already hit by a severe economic crisis.

Agar said his rebel movement was following closely the recent developments in the country. He further added that the leadership including Abdel Aziz Hilu and Yasir Arman was consulting with its allied rebel groups, some political parties and civil society organizations.

After expressing the support of the rebel group to the ongoing demonstrations in the country, he announced SPLM-N’s "willingness to proclaim a strategic ceasefire on all the military fronts after the fall of the regime to create a conducive environment for peaceful transition of power."

The rebel leader stressed that this measure means to avoid the repetitionof the experience of April 1985 Uprising when the SPLM refused to join a national transitional government during the interim period.

Malik underlined in his statement that all the parties should participate in the interim government in order to create a needed national consensus to achieve the transition from totalitarianism to democracy and from the war to peace.

The issue of the rebel groups was seen as one of the obstacles preventing Sudanese from overthrowing the regime. People were thinking that rebels will enter the capital during the revolution to fight the regime.

Sadiq Al-Mahdi, leader of Umma National Party , was reluctant to accept the idea of popular revolution saying that the regime will fight the unrest militarily and this will incite the intervention of rebel groups.

Agar said the uprising must maintain its peaceful character, stressing that the participation of millions of Sudanese is the only guarantee to prevent the intervention of regime’s militias.

He however said the army of the SPLM-N and the Sudan Revolutionary Front will stand by the Sudanese people to ensure the pacific nature of the revolution and protect it.

The rebel leader called on the SPLM-N members inside the country to participate peacefully in the uprising and to mobilise the support of the international community.

Khartoum did not yet react to the rebel statements.

The SPLM-N refuses to accept a ceasefire the Sudanese government demands before to allow humanitarian access to the rebel held areas in the Nuba Mountains.


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  • 24 June 2012 10:19, by Kenyan the cushite

    Malik agar will be remembered as one of the greatest fearless leaders. he should be made if not president he should be the govoner of khartoum. khartoum is a beatiful city.if i was not overseas on business i ad fight.there needs to be a reallignemt of this fake arabs. they need to be taught. schools changed. african studies introduced. on day they will come back. but alot of people need to go.

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    • 24 June 2012 10:36, by Shadrack Nuer Machut

      That is a reasonable statement from Malik Agar to join the new government after regime channge.

      We shall also use the pipeline to transport our oil so that both countries benefit from the oil.

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    • 24 June 2012 13:47, by sudani ana

      Well, as a Sudanese citizen who cares deeply about his country, I would rather be ruled by Kenyan the kushite who keeps sticking his nose in our affairs, than by this fat ugly idiot Agar.

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      • 24 June 2012 17:09, by zulu

        Ya Sudani
        Continue the racist bigotry. But he will continue to be a thorn in your elbow. The pressure he has exerted thus far, if Sudanese continue to invoke a racial divide, could lead into another breake in the republic, thus bringing the Nuba or Blue Nile into a federation with South Sudan.

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  • 24 June 2012 15:54, by Nubian King

    Dear Agar,
    What you’re saying reflects how much you care about the well being of the Sudanese people. Your people have already decided to topple this fatal and undemocratic government and it’s high time you voice your concerns.
    One thing the Sudanese including myself would want from you is to so true and transparent.

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    • 24 June 2012 17:06, by Johndumo14

      After the fall of Omar Hassan Albashir,Sudan economy will be strong again,within a month.
      Western countries like USA and EU will be sening finacial aid to sudan,and south sudan will re-open its oils through port_sudan.And there will be peace in Darfur and Nuba mountains.

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      • 24 June 2012 17:11, by Northern Sudanese


        listen up southerner, we sudanese aren’t western pussies and would never like to be. Your oil must be exported through Kenya and not Sudan. this fat shit called Agar is gonna be killed like khalil.

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        • 24 June 2012 17:54, by katnyokarieu

          northern sudan,ur country the third world top fail state. Will not kill this brave lion of African sudanese Malik Agar,u killed khalid becoz he stick to the fake Arab league peace in Doha,not knowing Arab re criminal up Gulf of Arab and Arab penisula.take ur dumb fake ass out of this true Northern sudanese leader Malik.

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          • 24 June 2012 21:30, by Northern Sudanese


            we don’t care about that fake jewish index saying sudan 3rd failed state. how can it be third while its richer than most african countries specially south sudan which has already 4.7 milion starving people. that index is a joke. Khalil was killed because he put his arms up, since gadafi was killed he recieved no support, Agar will be killed soon as well.

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        • 24 June 2012 18:08, by katnyokarieu

          malik Agar the president of sudan 2013-2015 until freshed democratic election is held is northern sudan after the of Basher,abdala ziz the minister defend,Yarsir Arman ofr foreiner affairs, abdal wad VP and Bashier in the grave yard,while the rest of 51 criminal national prtotectors in th prision.

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          • 24 June 2012 19:21, by sudani ana


            So you think anybody who wages war again his country should be rewarded by making him president, defence minister and foreign minister? What a twisted logic you guys have. And Zulu you can call me racist all you want, I know that am not and that’s what matters to me. Agar is corrupt like the rest of SPLM people. The that they call themselves SPLM be it north west or east rules ..co

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            • 24 June 2012 19:30, by sudani ana

              Cont..rules them out. We in Sudan hate SPLM get it? These guys are traitors, nobody in Sudan trusts them, their hands are stained with Sudanese blood. What do they expect, a heroe’s welcome? You guys are deluded, it must be the sleeping sickness.

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          • 24 June 2012 20:43, by Nibs

            Katnyokarieu,you are wrong bro,it should be from 2012-2022.Agar reign will be remember as heroic period in sudan.those who talk puppies are saying rubbish spare them madness.

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  • 25 June 2012 01:37, by Gule

    Federation of Sudanese tribes ability to govern themselves is what will save country from further destabilization, rebels too have no functional, workable solutions for Sudan, war ravages nations, cripples it’s economy. At the moment Sudan is a target of exploitation for Israel and West, once a nation recovers from war, its battered without economy, technology, just another victim to exploitation.

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  • 25 June 2012 08:17, by E. Defense Forces
    • 25 June 2012 08:42, by petro mathou

      difficult situations make people change their own titles and professions(terrorism)

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