Home | News    Saturday 5 August 2006

Sudan appoints former rebel leader as President’s Senior Assistant

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

Aug 5, 2006 (KHARTOUM) — President Omer al-Bashir has appointed the leader of a former Darfur rebel faction Minni Minawi as Senior Assistant of the president of the republic, while it was announced that Minawi will come to Khartoum tomorrow.

JPEG - 6.8 kb
Minni Minawi

President Omer al-Bashir has issued a Republican Decree appointing the leader of the Sudan Liberation Movement Minni Arko Menawi as the Senior Assistant of the President of the Republic and Chairman of the Regional Interim Authority of Darfur.

Minawi was expected to arrive today to Khartoum, but he preferred not to go to the Sudanese capital before being named as senior presidential assistant. The intention of the Sudanese government over Minawi appointment as presidential assistant wasn’t clear.

"The government is not serious about this peace and Minni will not come to Khartoum until this decree is issued from the presidency appointing him as assistant to the president," said al-Fadil al-Tijani, the SLA deputy head of political affairs.

Sudanese authorities were aware that the appointment of Minawi to the top post attributed to Darfur rebel groups will not help to convince the other groups to join the signed Darfur peace deal. It is also important to note that divisions within the rebel faction weakened the authority of its leader.

Presidential Adviser Majzoub Al-Khalifa, told the state-run SUNA that the issuance of the Republican Decree appointing Menawi in this position was in accordance with the peace agreement and what has been consulted on with the Presidential Adviser and what has been consulted on with the movements signatories to the agreement.

He further explained that the appointment of Menawi was issued Thursday, August the 3rd upon his return to Sudan after his visit to US and the Netherlands.

He added that his return was delayed for some days, whereas he was supposed to arrive in Khartoum by the end of July as declared by the movement, adding that Menawi is expected to arrive in the country on Sunday according to statements of the movement’s leaders.

(ST)

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.

Comment on this article



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


s
Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Sudan’s removal from terror list taints U.S. values 2018-11-10 08:34:32 November, 9th, 2018 The Honorable Michael Richard Pompeo Secretary of State U.S. Department of State 2201 C St NW, Washington DC 20520 USA RESPONSE BY SUDAN LIBERATION MOVEMENT (SLM/A-AW) TO (...)

R-ARCISS: A Peace that divides the signatories and non-signatories 2018-11-10 07:58:28 By Tito Awen, Juba-South Sudan I keep wondering if peace can divide or unite the partners. I am not so young nor unmindful not to have known what happened after signing of the Comprehensive (...)

U.S. Move Ignores Sudan’s Abuses Against its Own People 2018-11-09 06:56:11 U.S. Considers Lifting Sudan’s ‘Terror State’ Designation By Jehanne Henry With all eyes on mid-term elections in the United States, almost no one noticed that on the same day the US State (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Progress observed at end of second month of R-ARCSS implementation 2018-10-22 06:44:02 Press Release 21 October 2018 South Sudanese government released 24 detainees in the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement said the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) (...)

4th Annual Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum Announced for 25th October 2018 2018-10-15 12:38:14 PRESS RELEASE OCTOBER 14, 2018 Africa’s leading entrepreneurship-focused philanthropic organisation, the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), has announced October 25, 2018, as the date for its (...)

Unity State community in Kenya supports Khartoum peace agreement 2018-08-17 08:33:21 PRESS STATMENT 14th Aug, 2018 Re: We shall Rally behind Khartoum Peace Agreement The Unity State Community Association in Kenya was established in 2010 to organize and mobilize the people of (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2018 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.