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Sudan accuse US & EU of standing behind "New Dawn" charter


January 14, 2013 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese presidential assistant Nafie Ali Nafie accused both the United States and the European Union (EU) of providing the funding and support to the "New Dawn" charter signed by opposition parties this month in Uganda.

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Sudanese presidential assistant and deputy chairman of the National Congress Party (Reuters)

The accord endorsed by most major Sudanese opposition parties along with rebel groups fighting Khartoum in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile calls for toppling the government dominated by the ruling National Congress Party (NCP).

But later some of the opposition parties including the National Umma Party (NUP), Popular Congress Party (PCP) and Sudanese Communist Party (SCP) appeared to have distanced themselves from the agreement.

Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir threatened last week that opposition parties that are signatories to the charter could face a political ban.

At a press conference alongside presidency state minister Amin Hassan Omer, presidential assistant Nafie condemned the armed movements which formed the umbrella coalition known as Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF).

Nafie said that these groups are out to change the identity of Sudan describing them as agents to foreign powers. He also claimed that SRF plotted to assassinate political figures in Khartoum.

In fiery remarks Nafie pointed fingers at the U.S. embassy in Kampala and EU of sponsoring the charter in an attempt to control Sudan, obscure its identity and turn it into a secular state that is governed by people from the marginalized areas.

"This charter is the first document put out to be signed by people from all over Sudan that calls for changing the identity of Sudan and its direction to where no one knows [to where] except [Sudan People Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N) Secretary General Yasser] Arman," Nafie said.

He described the opposition parties as "weak, frail and agents [to the West]" as it agreed to be led by SPLM-N chairman Malik Agar.

Nafie also asserted that SCP was the main driver behind the charter and that they sought to bring along the larger opposition parties with it to give it political cover. He called on these parties to state its clear position on the charter away from "shy" statements.

"These parties came under direct pressure from Arman because the U.S. Embassy told them that not signing the document will [mean] suspending [Washington’s] support" the Sudanese official said.

He also said that the call for the establishment of a federal system is a step towards having South Kordofan and the Blue Nile States annexed by South Sudan. Nafie went on to say that dismantling the military institution to have it replaced it by SRF.

Nafie urged opposition parties to join the constitution drafting process but expressed skepticism that they will do so as they are only interested in overthrowing the regime.

Some opposition parties later expressed reservations on the charter clauses relating to relation of religion and the state, the means by which the regime can be changed and issue of transitional period. Others suggested that they were rushed into signing it.

But many observers say that the almost immediate reneging on the part of some "New Dawn" signatories highlights the inherent weakness in the Sudanese opposition.
Mubarak al-Fadil who in 2011 disbanded his party and rejoined the NUP said in a statement last week that the provisions included in the ’New Dawn’ were negotiated and agreed to by the participants.

"I say to the leaders of the parties whose representatives stamped this document with the authorization, consent and full coordination that this document is open for improvement [in line] with resolution of the closing meeting," he said in a statement titled ’The Final Opportunity Document, Background and Secrets’.

"So do not waste time and use these minutiae details to escape from the national responsibility. Our people are dying in the thousands every day and our country is burning and disintegrating not only through the civil war but by Ingaz policies that have brought poverty, hunger and disease," he added.

"You [opposition leaders] should seize this last chance and be in front of the ranks to lead the popular revolution to overthrow the regime or step aside to give way to those who are capable the of leadership and sacrifice as there is no struggle without sacrifice," Al-Fadil wrote.


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  • 15 January 2013 10:42, by william mawien

    Nafi Ali nafi is using such accusations to defend national criminal party?
    national gay party
    Arabs are not strong enough to overthrow gay bashir

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    • 15 January 2013 14:58, by Ayom Ayom

      Nafi, soften his voice this time round,he did not use the language of threat any more

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      • 15 January 2013 17:11, by Johndumo14

        Let Bashir comes to Juba ,he will get malaria, mosquitoes are waiting for him !!
        But why should many mosquitoes waiting to suck his blood?? ONE BIG MOSQUITO IS ENOUGH TO INJECT HIM WITH MALARIA !!

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        • 16 January 2013 00:09, by Kenyang

          You’re humorous bro, you made my day...

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    • 16 January 2013 06:14, by okucu pa lotinokwan

      Nafie Al Nafie he is every thing in NCP govt,Omer is only following what Nafie has said to be done be careful Nafie your days are counted.

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  • 15 January 2013 10:44, by william mawien

    Your days are numbered gay nafi??;;hahahahahahahahahaaaaa

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  • 15 January 2013 11:03, by Observer

    Nafi Nafi,
    Why don;t you just keep your mouth closed. We the ordinary Sudanese no longer believe anything you say these days.
    Remember what the English say about the boy who cried wolf.. the one time it was true no one believed him because he had been crying wolf for so long.
    Your conspiracy theories are no longer believable other than by your blind followers

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    • 15 January 2013 11:17, by South South

      Cowards, your death is on the way. Fake Arabs of NCP will pay very heavy prices soon for many bad things they did to black people in Sudan.

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    • 15 January 2013 11:20, by South South

      Cowards, your death is on the way. Fake Arabs of NCP will pay very heavy prices soon for many bad things they did to black people in Sudan.

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  • 15 January 2013 12:01, by Jalaby

    Let them dream, as the Everly Brothers song says "All I Have To Do Is Dream .. Dream .. Dream"
    They will do nothing other than drink cold beer in Kampala ,become drunk (SAKARA) then dream .. dream!! LOOOOL

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    • 15 January 2013 16:30, by Peacocktail

      Sometime Jallaba do realize the fact facing this Country call Sudan. the Sudan is now under SRF, Do not believe on the Nafie Nafi words.beating the drum of which he doesn’t know to dance. He had no capacity to control West interests in Sudan. remembers, they donate Bills$ in Darfur and these had meanings in the face of West on Sudan regime. Col.Gadhafi killed by West due to Oil and Sudan face it

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    • 15 January 2013 16:36, by Peacocktail

      SRF shows solidarity on agression against Sudan NCP regime in matter of time. Sudan keep messing with Iran, Refusal to ease crissis in Darfur, Killing Nubians,Negative promissing to South Sudan on Oil resumption. Deteriorating politicala and services deliveries in Sudan. the Country is in Severe failed state and Rebels alliance will rescue it. Never have of being prosecuted if Alliance take power

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    • 15 January 2013 17:19, by zulu


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    • 15 January 2013 20:28, by Observer

      Even by your standards your recent posts have fallen to a new low.
      Your family must be ashamed of you- reading what you write on here. Is it the only way you can feel that you are a man by posting your silly, immature comments on here?

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    • 15 January 2013 20:30, by Al-mezan

      Nafie al ma nafie is irritated, but let him waste time in darkness, dawn is breaking. Mr. Jalaby, I am not here to air out insults but to challenge your rotten ideas, otherwise, I would say that only Moulana Ali Osman is the only person who doesn’t drink alcohol among NCP. The rest serve even Newer beer let alone the Old one you say is drank by the "New Dawners" in Kampala.

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    • 16 January 2013 06:05, by mogokafi

      Jalaby, You are the only one who still live in a delusional, a paranoid, and an evil policies of NCP. Wake up fool. How many innocent Sudanese have been killed by this regime? Now you know it’s time for you all to live. I keep telling you Sudan is not going to be the Sudan you know because there will be no room for hegemonism nor monopolization of power anymore. SPLMN Oyee, SRF Oyee, New Dawn Oye

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  • 15 January 2013 12:16, by william

    To criminal bashir The New Dawn Charter comes as a result of the genocide which NCP had been inflicting on innoncent civilian across the country that angered the nationalist parties and called for your dirtiest party to step down. US and EU even have right to provide them with weaponary if they can fuck terrorist wherever they are.

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  • 15 January 2013 12:22, by william

    NCP must disappears not only in sudan leadership but in ultimate geographical area of sudan, Nafi al manafa and a like must think twice of where to sell her dirtiest anuses to be fuck for cash.

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  • 15 January 2013 20:38, by Al-mezan

    "All NCP top Cadres drink Alcohol" I am sorry to say this as I am always against insult, but I am forced by the pseudonym "jalaby"to say it. This is what he doesn’t know, and opt not to say it public.
    Let Jalsby open hawa onto his bosses to ask me to mention their names.

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    • 15 January 2013 23:48, by Observer

      Not all NCP cadres drink alcohol but some do- you only have to watch them on the planes out of Khartoum and ask the air crew who is it who demand alcoholic drinks first.

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  • 15 January 2013 21:18, by E. Defense Forces

    In a historic speech to Mubarak al-Fadil al-Mahdi: the signing of the Charter of the dawn.
    Haj Adam calls for signatories of New Dawn document in Kampala

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