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NCP figure calls to remove South Kordofan governor


October 20, 2012 (KHARTOUM) — A parliamentary leader from the troubled South Kordofan State has slammed the state’s governor and called for a state of emergency to be declared so a military governor can be appointed.

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South kordofan governor Ahmed Haroun

Afaf Tawer, head of the youth and sport committee at Sudan’s National Assembly and a prominent leader of the National Congress Party (NCP) in South Kordofan told reporters in Khartoum on Saturday that the security situation in the state has deteriorated.

Tawer, who is from the Nuba ethnic group, called for Governor Ahmed Haroun to be replaced by a military governor, accusing him of seeking to divide Nuba tribes and to abort any dialogue among them.

She said they engaged a Nuba-Nuba dialogue to settle the differences and end the conflict after consultations between them and the two NCP deputies chairman, Vice President Ali Osman Taha and Presidential Assistant Nafie Ali Nafie.

Tawer further criticised Kadugli conference for peace in South Kordofan organised by the ruling party earlier this month and described it as an attempt to abort the Nuba-Nuba dialogue.

Nuba tribes often express their frustration, saying they are the victim of the ongoing conflict and want to have the right to settle the problem without the interference of Sudanese from other regions.

The SPLM-N in South Kordofan is led by Abdel Aziz Al-Hilu who is a Massalit from West Darfur, and Ahmed Haroun is from North Kordofan and belongs to the Bargo tribe.

Tawer disclosed that she has been summoned to appear before by the NCP disciplinary committee in South Kordofan for criticising the Kadugli conference.

The issue is the first public rift among the leadership of the ruling party over ways to end South Kordofan conflict.

The outcome of the Kadugli conference supported the position of the negotiating team in Addis Ababa which demanded that the the Nuba fighters of the SPLM-N before engaging in peace talks.


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  • 21 October 2012 11:16, by Dinkawarrior

    In order for Sudan and South Sudan to build a strong relationship, Khartoum must present the Governor Ahmed Haroun’s HEAD and TESTICLES to the Dinka-Cowboy in Juba. He need to brought those organs into JUSTIC!!
    Then our friendship will be very very powerful!!

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  • 21 October 2012 12:16, by mohamed mahgoub

    Nobody will buy this divide to rule NCP dirty tactic so far,however, we r not talking about N ppl its about the whole Sudan & the regime that why we have Arman,Agar & many more from all over the country fightingand this so called Afaf is not nubian either to talk for the nubians nobody elected her to represent nubians

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    • 21 October 2012 15:53, by Logic

      Haroun the criminal will eventually get punished, today, tomorrow or in 10 years.
      Al-Hilu’s family are well known among the Nubians, so what if he has Massalit blood, it doesn’t override his Nubian side. Plus his sacrifice for the Nubian cause is enough to embrace him, let alone his blood.

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      • 21 October 2012 19:52, by mogokafi

        Let me tell you one thing comrade Logic, that bitch called Afaf Tawer is the mother of the devils. Yes she is from Nuba but she against Nuba for herself interest, the whole family is like that. Her great grandfather was the local chief Miri included Kadugli and its surrounding areas during the colonial. The family inherited the local power and local authority until the independent of Sudan.

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        • 21 October 2012 20:28, by mogokafi

          In early 60s, Nuba students at Tillo High School in Kadugli Form a United Nuba Youth organization, a local and a secret organization aimed to educate and enlighten Nuba Youth about the injustice they face regionally or nationally. Cmrde Alhilu was the co-founder and he once served as secretary then became vice chairman before he joined SPLA. It was UNY that sent Nuba youth to join the movement.

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          • 21 October 2012 21:53, by mogokafi

            The Tawer’s family has been working with various government in Khartoum against Nuba pple to preserve it local power in Kadugli and its surrounding areas for long time. Afaf was against Yussif kuwa until he died and she is now against Alhilu. Both Yussif and Alhilu are nuba leaders and spent their entire life fighting for Nuba pple. By saying that Alhilu is not a Nuba that is the NCP’s language.

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            • 21 October 2012 22:17, by mogokafi

              Alhilu was born and raise in the Nuba Mts. His mother is from Nuba and in our Sudanese culture you fight for your mother and not for your father. you protect you mother’s land. We mostly inherit from maternal than fraternal families and this is a fact. 35%-45% of men settle close to their maternal uncles when they married; even if, their fathers are still living. Afaf, you better shut your mouth.

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              • 21 October 2012 23:19, by mohamed mahgoub

                Nogo.The NCP well knows all these facts about commander alhilu,but they just bluffing inn addition to fact that this Afaf is not pure nuba she is half baggara I personaly know this family and its shameful history

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    • 21 October 2012 18:46, by panchol

      Hassan Arun
      this is a problem of vote ricking , when commander Abdhallah Aziz won the election in 2010 and the votes were ricked by NCP.
      change be to NCP, so that pple of South Kordufan and Blue Nile could decide their future.

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      • 22 October 2012 08:58, by Musa Ahmed

        the problem we Nubian is not of changing Hassan Arun alone in the Nubian land but regime change for hold country of Sudan SPLM-N should by all main,I strongly recommend him to go in peace by respecting removal voice call by Nubian community.

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    • 22 October 2012 10:43, by Morthon Akol

      Are you the one to elect people? and how do you know her that she is not a Nunbians?

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  • 21 October 2012 13:20, by Mapuor

    Bargo and Massaliet are not Nuba,they should go back to their states and leave the Nuba people to decide on their fate.Nuba people need peace and prosperity not aimless wars

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  • 21 October 2012 19:14, by ViVa Sudan


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  • 22 October 2012 01:16, by wongjeng

    Haroun is doing nothing to Nubian people since he takes the office. He is not worthy being a governor down there. This state is the part that has been thoroughly neglected like south by Khartoum government. Lets Nubian people dedcide their future by choosing their own leader other than NCP interest.

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  • 22 October 2012 14:16, by Nubian King

    Is this the time you’re realizing of how near SRF are to Kadugli,have you finally gotten enough of Nubian blood in your stomach or is this NCP’s new strategy of trying to attract the public eye?..If yes, then only appetite-listening citizens of the vast Sudan like yourself will give an ear/eye to whatever you’re saying.You’ve no place in Nuba, hence can’t speak on our behalf.Shut up!

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