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Sudan considers Chad developments as "internal matter"

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February 2, 2008 (KHARTOUM) – In an implicit denial to accusations of backing Chadian rebellion today Khartoum distanced its self from the ongoing developments in Ndjamena described it as "internal matter".

Chadian foreign minister Amad Allam-Mi who is currently in Addis Ababa accused Sudan of masterminding the rebel offensive in a bid to halt plans for a European peacekeeping force in Chad and the neighbouring Central African Republic.

In a statement issued on Saturday, the ministry said Sudan viewed these developments as an internal matter, however, and by virtue of brotherhood and neighbourliness and historical relations between the two peoples Sudanese and Chadian, Sudan urges all parties to the conflict in Chad to observe international laws and norms applicable in such cases.

The Sudanese Foreign Ministry said that Khartoum is following with deep concern and strong interest developments in neighbouring Chad after news reports that opposition forces entered the capital N’Djamena

Sudan foreign ministry called on the parties to the conflict in Chad to exercise restraint and resort to dialogue and work to care for civilians and preserve their lives and property and to ensure their rights to security particularly Sudanese refugees.

Khartoum said it was closely monitoring the fighting. It assured that all the Sudanese and its embassy are well.

(ST)

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  • 3 February 2008 10:49, by Gatwech

    "The Sudanese Foreign Ministry said that Khartoum is following with deep concern and strong interest developments in neighbouring Chad after news reports that opposition forces entered the capital N’Djamena."

    Does the above statement come from a foreign Ministry held by SPLM’s Deng Alor?

    When such statements, which contradict the SPLM policies came from the Foreign Ministry while under Dr. Lam Akol, the man was attacked and called many names.

    Why would the SPLM continue to entertain destabilizing strategies of the National Congress Party even when Dr. Lam Akol was removed for allegedly doing so? Is it not hypocrisy?

    The SPLM-run Foreign Ministry under Deng Alor should not allow itself to be used as a mouthpiece by Khartoum in its strategies to destabilize Chad in order to escalate the deteriorating situation in Darfur and stop the planned deployment of EU troops inside Chad.

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    • 3 February 2008 11:31, by Snappy Diddy

      You are right Gatwech but I think the reporter aint’t sure of what he was saying... why would he quote a Ministry not a Minister..... Ministries don’t talk for there are people endowed with different responsibilities who should answer certain questions on different ocassions. I would consider this article as fabricating because Khartoum is capable of doing anything within their reach to create a situation.

      When Dr Lam Akol was called names, there were times he came out publicly to say this and that both on print and electronic media..... But the article here doesn’t say foreign minister said this......it says foreign ministry! I don’t think the comments made herein reflect the true quotes of the foreign minister if there were any comment obtained from him.

      I personally view this article differently.

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      • 3 February 2008 20:56, by okeny madi

        It seems some in our country and in the many nationalities and communities only agree with those they believe represent their narrow interests. To say Dr. Lam Akol was a fall out with the so-called SPLM position whenever he spoke as the Foreign Minister is to relegate his competency to only standing with the jalaba; and therefore to make him unfit to carry the SPLM torch in the GONU. That is why the SPLM demanded that he be fired, which was blindly followed by Southerners. But that in itself, and simply put is political immaturity, and therefore it clearly denigrate the SPLM to a chiken weaklings that lack the real understanding of the working systems of the government, and its policies within the foreign ministry in the international arena; as well as within the national governance systems. But now that the so-called SPLM insiders took control of the ministry of foreigh affairs personified by Deng Alor as the minister of foreign affair in charge of GONU’s foreign policy, the tribally inclined people are now saying exactly the opposite on what he ought to say or not to say in the same GONU as the minister of foreign affair. This is to make us believe he is not in the habit of liking the jalaba. And what they want to be said. That is simply not in making with what the partneship between the SPLM (African Sudanese) and the NCP (Arabized Sudanese) is all about. But now listen to the pundits who are now moving the goal post, and are resorting to semantics, which therefore is hoodwinking us that the “ministry” as opposed of the minister of foreign affairs is now speaking the jalaba “speaks”. That is to remove the responsibility for the foreign ministry policy of the GONU away from Deng Alor and his SPLM partnership with the NCP. What a blatant misunderstanding of how things work in any government ministry.

        To say the “ministry” speaks and not the minister is to say the building speaks

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        • 4 February 2008 13:39, by Snappy Diddy

          I would like to re-quote what I stated in the article about the Foreign Ministry for my learned comrade to understand more: "I would consider this article as fabricating because Khartoum is capable of doing anything within their reach to create a situation." Looking at this statement, it’s literally self-explanatory. There is nothing about narrow or large interests as alleged by my learned comrade. If my colleague is sympathetic with the former FM, it is Ok but we must try to come out of illusion and embrace reality. That is the only way forward for Junubiin. We always like fruitless arguments.

          But in real sense why would a credible newspaper refrain from quoting a Minister as opposed to Ministry. By quoting a person, the quotes are regarded as authentic and someone can be there to bear responsibility over what they said.

          Hope I am not misunderstood here again.

          Cheers!

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