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Sudan’s Bashir issues expulsion threat to UNAMID

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August 7, 2010 (KHARTOUM) — The Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir stepped up pressure on the joint African Union - United Nations mission in Darfur (UNAMID) by threatening to expel them should they attempt to block or hinder the work of the authorities in this country.

"Any aid group or U.N. or African Union agency, even UNAMID — their mandate is to support government authorities," he told a gathering of Darfur leaders in Khartoum Saturday.

"I tell my brothers the governors of Darfur that anyone who exceeds these boundaries or their mandate can be expelled the same day" he added.

The directive by the Sudanese leader means that the governors of Darfur states are empowered to issue expulsion orders while at the same time informing the presidency, according to Sudan official news agency (SUNA).

"No one has the right to prevent the government from doing its job to protect civilians," Bashir said.

"The [Darfur] camps are Sudanese territory under Sudanese authority and there is no authority in this world which can stop the government from ... prosecuting criminals who break the law" he stressed.

The remarks appear referring to the unwillingness of UNAMID to hand to Khartoum six IDP’s accused of instigating violence in the Kalma camp in South Darfur.

Clashes broke out in several camps in Darfur reportedly between those who oppose the peace talks in Doha and those who support it. The Kalma camp is located near Nyala, the capital of South Darfur, and is home to about 90,000 people, most of whom are supporters of Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) headed by Abdel-Wahid Al-Nur Nur. Sudanese government forces targeted the camp in a raid that killed dozens of residents in August 2008.

Al-Nur has warned that any attempt to raid the camp by Khartoum will have dire consequences but said that he had urged the camp residents to maintain camp and stop any further bloodshed.

UNAMID chief Ibrahim Gambari met with Sudanese officials and conveyed to them today that it is in their best interest to drop their demand of handing over the wanted individuals. The mission will not hand over anyone to Sudanese authorities without a set of guarantees, according to talking points obtained by Sudan Tribune on Thursday.

The United Nations say that Khartoum has prevented international aid agencies from entering the Kalma camp and it is believed that it is running short on food and water.

Bashir also ordered governors in Darfur to confiscate weapons and limit it to uniformed forces.

"We decided to stop the war in Darfur and the work on all axes of development and reconciliation and the involvement of everyone, without isolating anyone and unifying energies and efforts to return Darfur to better [state] than it was" he said.

He expressed hope that a solution to the Darfur conflict would be reached before year end.

Darfur has witnessed a growing trend of violence and banditry over the last few months and no quick peace deal is envisioned for the seven years crisis.

The Sudanese president is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes and genocide he allegedly committed in Darfur.

He is accused of orchestrating a campaign to wipe out three African tribes in Darfur namely the Fur, Zaghawa and Masaalit through intentionally exposing them to violence and starvation.

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  • 8 August 2010 05:16, by Jamus

    Bahir,pour as much petrol as you can and set Sudan alight,your days are numbered,you have got what is called ’Mood swing’ resulting from stress you got becouse of ICC indictment.The worry is,you are a mad wielding a gun,but SPLA is the only capable force to restrain you

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  • 8 August 2010 06:59, by DASODIKO

    The dolls and money stoodge African leaders will for sure get surprized to listen the man they have defended for three years threatening their forces in Darfur. But I doubt that AU Chairman Jeang Ping is a man behind the threat of AU forces on the ground. Because their African way solution is understood now; which is to expel the UNAMID forces on the ground and give chance for Bashir to excute his last genocide plan; as the opinion writer Abdelatif Abdelrahman put it plainly on his artcile published today on Tribune.

    The impartial investigation on Kalma incident proposed by France and rejcted by China and Russia in UNSC this week was also a push for International wanted criminal Bashir to issue such statement. He has nothing to fear from International Commmunity. He expelled the NGOs instead Obama Adminstration rewarded him cookies insentives,his party also announce this week that they will nver ever allow the session of South Sudan if yes or no result from the referandum. Bashir is a only lion left in the jungle roaring. Its very funny story the rat to threaten the whole world with a ghost of Al-Qaida and still people beleive them.

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    • 8 August 2010 07:25, by Truth_Seeker

      Prophet Of Doom

      Let’s demonstrate how reluctant Muhammad was to discuss the relationship he
      had formed with his demonic spirit. Ishaq:117 "Three years elapsed from the time that Muhammad concealed his state until Allah commanded him to publish his religion according to information that has reached me. ‘Proclaim what you have been ordered and turn away from the polytheists.’ [Qur’an 15:94] ‘Warn your family, your nearest relations.’ [Qur’an 26:214] When these words came
      down to the Apostle he said, ‘Allah has ordered me to warn my family and the task is beyond my strength. When I make my message known to them I will meet with great unpleasantness so I have kept silent. But Gabriel [Lucifer] has told me that if I do not do as ordered my Lord [Satan] will punish me.’" This Hadith is injurious to Islam.


      .... And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them (Ephesians 5:11).

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  • 8 August 2010 17:19, by kitir

    "No one has the right to prevent the government from doing its job to protect civilians," Bashir
    What a paradoxical and ridiculous statement! In couple of days ago the government blamed the UNAMID for not doing well to protect the civilian, now Bashir talking about his government right to protect the civilians, very simple question to be asked, who is beyond driving these endangered civilians out of their quite villages to these miserable camps? Even a naive person in the very remote peripheries of Darfur knows that Bashir is not in positions to make such threat to UNAMID or to provide the protection to the people of Darfur, because his suffering under threat of ICC and bounded by many internal and external problems. It use less statement,

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  • 8 August 2010 23:18, by telfajbago

    Try and you will see. Since when a genocide regime who addicted wiping out black African because of their race have concern about black civilians?
    you committed genocide against them and today you are saying you have a responsibility to protect them? What you are saying Mr. Fugitive president is tantamounting to giving a Jew to Hitler to protect.

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