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US consults with Sudan and rebels to bring peace in Darfur


April 21, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - Washington is in contact with the Sudanese government, Darfur rebels and the joint mediation to find a common ground in order to promote peaceful settlement of Darfur conflict, US Ambassador in Khartoum disclosed on Sunday.

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US Chargé d’affaires, Joseph D. Stafford, speaks in a press conference he held in Kharoum on Sunday (ST)

"The U.S. Government maintains a dialogue with the non-signatories as well as the other stake holders as part of its efforts to promote peace in Darfur”, said US Chargé d’affaires, Joseph D. Stafford, in a press conference he held on Sunday.

The announcement comes days before the start of direct talks to end South Kordofan and Blue Nile conflict under the auspices of the African Union mediation between the Sudanese government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N).

The diplomat underlined that US administration is supportive to the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD), a framework text signed by the Sudanese government and the Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM) on 14 July 2011 and the Justice and Equality Movement – Mohamed Bashar (JEM Bashar) on 6 April 2013.

Stafford further said that his government cannot impose a strategy for peace in Sudan without the willingness of the Government and the people of Sudan, stressing that Washington respects what Sudanese decide to reach a final peace agreement.

Sudanese officials used to accuse the American administration of supporting rebel groups and their New Down Charter aiming to topple Bashir’s régime. On the other hand, rebels were disappointed by the position of the former US envoy Princeton Lyman who publicly resisted pressure groups which sought to influence the White House to support them.

The Chargé d’affaires said that Washington is committed to continue dialogue with the Sudanese government in spite of the challenges facing bilateral relationship.

He added that a new special envoy for Sudan and South Sudan will be soon appointed.

Sudan has been under the U.S. blacklist of states sponsoring terrorism since 1993 on allegations of harboring Islamist militants despite credible reports of Sudan being a cooperative intelligence partner of Washington in the "war on terror".

Sudan is also subject to comprehensive economic sanctions since 1997 over terrorism charges as well as human right abuses. Further sanctions, particularly on weapons, have been imposed since the 2003 outbreak of violence in the western Darfur region.

They also express disappointment at what they describe the US failure to keep its promises to improve ties with Khartoum after the latter signed the US-brokered Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) with South Sudan in 2005 and later recognized its independence under the deal.

The American Administration on the other hand demands that Khartoum settles the outstanding issues with the South Sudan, reaches a deal with the SPLM-N rebels in Blue Nile and South Kordofan and fully implements the DDPD in order to bring peace in western Sudan.


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  • 22 April 2013 14:14, by telfajbago

    Is it not the same U.S government that forced Minni Minnawi in 2005 to sign the DPA in Abuja , and when the genocide regime Kicked his ass in Al-Mohandiseen massacre, the U.S embassy in Khartoum did not issue even an statement to condemn the attack.I think, Obama Administration was taken by Al-Bshir’s propaganda machine that, the NCP will crash Darfurian fighters after...to be continued.

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  • 22 April 2013 14:20, by telfajbago

    after the NCP signed an agreement with South Sudan.But;thus; they are quick to mediate in order to secure their interests with Qataris and the genocide regime of Khartoum.But;again big powers are misreading the situation in Sudan.

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    • 22 April 2013 18:11, by Mohammed Ali 2

      Telfa, it is not news that Americans are after their interest.It is normal, natural and ligitmate after all who is not after his interest? It is for you to decide where your national interest and it is your responsibility to protect and preserve your national interest!If America is helping us to build peace, they are most welcome; we donnot need or want more than that!War and hate are disasterous!

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  • 22 April 2013 14:33, by Amannyigat Ku Kuat Ran Nek Koc Junub

    This fucken US is deteriotize the Africa. They come and say we are promoting the peace but in another way around they are encouraging the war.

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  • 22 April 2013 20:30, by Oppressor

    We can accept Peace Effort even if it comes from devil instead of WAR .. we need our brothers in Darfur to get stability & development they deserve a lot ..

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    • 22 April 2013 21:50, by telfajbago

      Mohammed Ali
      you are saddled to wash the dirty linens of the genocide regime; of course we know full well where our interst lie, and no power on earth can force us to let your masters enjoy what is not theirs.

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    • 22 April 2013 23:29, by trinitri

      never trust the devil!

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  • 22 April 2013 22:10, by steven

    Hopefully the situation will normalize soon and the citizens can lead a safe and prosper life.

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  • 23 April 2013 05:57, by 4Justice

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    In it, Randy identified the two major schools of New Age thought. He defined the first viewpoint of New Age thought as Consciousness Renaissance, a transformation in which mankind is stepping beyond its self-imposed limits to merge with the unlimited powers of a utopian universe.

    Baer stated, "Consciousness Renaissance sees humankind currently experiencing the beginning of a new spiritual and socio-political awakening, a modern-day super-Renaissance destined to lead man into a new era of enlightened spiritual humanism.

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  • 23 April 2013 05:59, by 4Justice

    Spurning the thought of man needing divine intervention to assist in the creation of a global utopia, this perspective sees the awakening of "unlimited human god-potential" as the means by which "heaven on earth" will manifest. In essence, as man achieves higher states of god-consciousness through New Age practices, heaven will dawn on earth only through the dawning of man’s enlightened "higher consciousness."(pages 89-90)

    The second major branch of New Age thought can be termed the "Quantum Leap of Consciousness." Baer quotes one New Age source as saying, "We are on the brink of a new age, a whole new world. In the twinkling of an eye, mankind’s awareness, our collective consciousness, is going to make an instantaneous quantum leap into the heavens. Everything will change in a flash of divine light.Get ready. Your heavenly heritage awaits."(page 90)

    Baer continued on in that vein for another page, but really hit the new age nail on the head when he summarized his comparisons of the two groups, "Although there is much overlapping between these two major philosophies, the Quantum Leap of Consciousness viewpoint is much more predisposed to the metaphysical-occult end of the spectrum. In particular, the predominant themes lie much more towards
    mediumship, spiritism, witchcraft, psychic powers, and sorceries in myriad shapes and forms. One of the primary dangers from this branch of the New Age is its major contribution to the historically unprecedented unleashing of demonic forces into the world today." (page 91)


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