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Sudan objects to Uganda’s election at the OIC

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February 4, 2013 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government voiced its objection to Uganda’s election to a senior position at Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) during its ministerial meeting in Cairo, Sudan state media reported.

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Secretary-general of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu (L) talks with Egyptian foreign affairs minister Mohamed Kamel Amr during a meeting ahead of the OIC summit in Cairo (Getty Images)

Egypt was elected as president of the OIC commission’s office with Palestine, Pakistan and Uganda named as members and Senegal as rapporteur.

Sudan’s representative at the OIC, Abdel-Hafiz Ibrahim, who is also its ambassador in Saudi Arabia, said in remarks at the meeting that his country made its views known in writing on Uganda’s ascension to the high-level position, calling it a violation of the organisation’s charter.

Ibrahim asked that Sudan’s reservations be included as part of the meeting’s minutes.

Khartoum and Kampala have a long history of troubled relations over alleged support to rebel groups on both sides of their borders.

Kampala says that Khartoum is providing support and refuge to the notorious Ugandan rebels Lord Resistance Army (LRA) even after South Sudan’s secession created a buffer zone between Sudan and Uganda.

Khartoum on the other hand says that Kampala has become a safe harbour for Sudanese rebel leaders. A recent report published on US news website McClatchy by Alan Boswell speaks of seeing munitions crates carrying the tag of the Ugandan ministry of defence in the hands of the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) in South Kordofan.

Last month, Sudanese opposition parties and rebel groups signed a charter in Kampala, putting their stated goal to topple the Khartoum government via different political and military means.

This triggered Sudan to lodge three complaints against Uganda with the African Union (AU), Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR).

However, Uganda’s foreign affairs state minister, Henry Okello Oryem, dismissed the allegations at the time, calling it “the usual Sudanese rubbish”.

Cairo will be hosting leaders from 56 countries which make up the OIC at the summit which is due to start on Wednesday.

About 26 heads of state from OIC member countries, including Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir, have confirmed their participation in the summit.

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  • 5 February 2013 06:55, by Jalaby

    To OIC,
    I think you did a great mistake by choosing Uganda as VP in OIC!!
    Not only undermining security situation in Sudan, Uganda along with South Sudan are the root cause of the problem in Mali now!!
    I don’t know how you put responsibility in South Sudan only and forgetting Uganda in regard to Mali catastrophe now!!!

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    • 5 February 2013 07:15, by Jalaby


      Most of you don’t know that majority of northern Uganda are Muslims people, former Ugandan president Idi Amin was a Muslim and from north Uganda, his tribe called Kakwa.
      The west described him as a dictator and wild person because he stood against them firmly

      Idi Amin

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      • 5 February 2013 07:20, by Jalaby

        Idi Amin put western people under his shoes and disciplined them how to respect Africans people and stop calling them "Niggers"!!

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        • 5 February 2013 07:57, by 4Justice
          • 5 February 2013 08:34, by jwok

            Sudan government was support criminals rebels such as LRA ,
            LRA rebel was operating in northern Uganda, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Central African Republic.

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            • 5 February 2013 08:37, by jwok

              When we look at widespread human right violations which has been committed in Darfur by Sudan forces police and Al Mujahideen such as
              1.Murder
              2.Child –slavery .
              3.sexual exploitation
              4.forced marriage
              5.Abductions
              6.Mutilation

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              • 5 February 2013 08:39, by jwok

                Those are the same human right violations committed by LRA rebel group
                The different between the LRA and Sudan government is just the name .

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                • 5 February 2013 09:09, by jwok

                  Jalaby
                  Bashir is not the key to peace in Sudan but he’s the key to war in Sudan and entire Africa and world
                  And war criminal in Darfur

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                • 5 February 2013 09:10, by jwok

                  Jalaby
                  Bashir is not the key to peace in Sudan but he’s the key to war in Sudan and entire Africa and world
                  And war criminal in Darfur

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        • 5 February 2013 09:04, by Nuer Empire

          OIC is the terrorist Organization and its members would separately face sanction or should be subjected to killing like their helled leaders Bin Laddin,Gaddafi,Saddam....Death to them all!!
          The Nuer Empire

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    • 5 February 2013 07:46, by Gatkuoth

      Jalaby, you lies ar disturbing God. You will be punished and your religion that teaches you lies will vanish. How can you say Uganda and South Sudan are the cause of conflict in Mali. Your terrorist nation (Sudan contributed 150 Jihadists to fight in Malia. And now you are receiving the defeated Terrorist in Mali. The world Knows, just wait for the attack. Read this article for your informationhtt

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  • 5 February 2013 07:01, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Uganda is not a terror state, the collections of states into that summit is not clear, because the agenda is terrorism.

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    • 5 February 2013 07:31, by Joseph Canada

      I don’t know with everyone. But I see this meeting is about the killing of Inocent people and Bombing of Embassies around the World. For every summit held in the name of Islam, there are 15 trained terrorists in it.

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  • 5 February 2013 07:45, by 4Justice

    The NCP terrorist Government never ceases to amaze me, they want the world to do things according to their satanic standpoint or else there is trouble. They are nothing but a pack of demons in human suits on a power trip trying to pressure everyone to acquiesce to their demonic ideologies.

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    • 5 February 2013 09:00, by Paul Ongee

      The three complaints lodged by Sudan against Uganda are baseless and "usual rubbish". Do you know why Sudan expresses such anger? Because Uganda didn’t meet the criteria of being a terrorist state in East Africa. In other words, Uganda did not qualify to deny freedom to Africans or kill them in their own land.

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