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SPLM-N proposes talks on framework agreement about inclusive process for Sudan’s constitution

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April 24, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) on Wednesday said it is "ready and prepared" to hold direct talks with Khartoum to resolve the humanitarian crisis and reach a framework agreement on an inclusive process on the country’s new constitution.

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Secretary-general of the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) Yasir Arman (Photo: Reuters)

Negotiating teams from the Sudanese government and the rebel SPLM-N on Tuesday held separate consultations with the African Union mediation to prepare the agenda of the negotiations for a political solution to the conflict in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan states.

Sudanese government accepted to engage direct talks with the SPLM-N as it finalized talks with the South Sudan over security issues and oil exportation. Khartoum in the past stipulated that Juba had to disengage with the rebels before sitting at the negotiating table with the rebel movement per the African Union and UN Security Council resolutions.

In a statement released from Addis Ababa, Yasir Arman, SPLM-N Secretary General and top negotiator, said his 15-member delegation is "ready and prepared to reach a just and honorable comprehensive peace" in line with UN Security Council Resolution 2046 and the African Union decisions.

Arman said they expect that the process will deal with three issues particularly the humanitarian crisis in South Kordofan and Blue Nile which affects nearly one million people, according to the UN agencies.

He further said the talks have to set up "a national framework as it came in the agreement of June 28, 2011 to provide for an inclusive constitutional process to address the historical question, how Sudan is going to be governed, with the participation of all stakeholders, political parties and civil society organizations in a national constitutional conference".

The June 28 framework was swiftly denounced by the Sudanese president few days later under the apparent pressure from the army as it calls to establish political partnership with the rebels. The generals blamed the government for neglecting the disarmament of the SPLM-N fighters before.

Also the framework deal, which was brokered by the African mediation, refers to Machakos Protocol and the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) and stresses that the two parties need to work together to implement democratic principles, rule of law, respect of diversity and human rights in Sudan.

The SPLM- N Secretary general also pointed out the need to seal new political and security arrangements in the two states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile.

Arman, also, expressed hope that Khartoum would release over 600 political prisoners form the SPLM-N and Darfur groups saying that such measures can create a suitable atmosphere for the process.

The SPLM-N formed an alliance with Darfur movements since November 2011 and inked with the opposition parties an agreement on a strategy to bring political change in Sudan in January of this year.

Arman in a statement released on Tuesday in Arabic language said the SPLM-N negotiating delegation is coordinating with the other rebels and briefed the opposition parties on their strategy for the peace process.

Presidential assistant Nafie Ali Nafie who signed the framework agreement with SPLM-N leader Malik Agar in June 2011 refused Tuesday to comment on the positions of his government or on the appointment of Arman as chief negotiator by his group.

He however said that the peace process will reach its goals if the two parties start with an open heart and mind and focus their discussions on the issues of the two states.

"If the talks deviate from this path they will not succeed", he added.

Sudanese officials said they are willing to negotiate a solution for the conflict in the Two Areas in accordance with a protocol related to the Blue Nile and South Kordofan and refused to include any national agenda in the talks.

The SPLM-N in the past proposed to hold an inclusive process where Darfur crisis be discussed in the talks but the government and the mediation declined this idea as the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur is agreed to be the framework for the resolution of this conflict.

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  • 25 April 2013 08:27, by South South

    Fake Arabs are in trouble in Sudan. Here is what Africa Union said: "stresses that the two parties need to work together to implement democratic principles, rule of law, respect of diversity and human rights in Sudan."
    Nowhere to run Fake Arabs, just give up and leave Sudan for real black people.

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    • 25 April 2013 08:30, by South South

      "Yasir Arman, SPLM-N Secretary General and top negotiator, said his 15-member delegation is "ready and prepared to reach a just and honorable comprehensive peace" in line with UN Security Council Resolution 2046 and the African Union decisions."
      What a man Yasir Arman is !!! He is pushing fake Arabs ( black Arabs) to the hell. Iam laughing big

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      • 25 April 2013 08:33, by South South

        "He further said the talks have to set up "a national framework as it came in the agreement of June 28, 2011 to provide for an inclusive constitutional process to address the historical question, how Sudan is going to be governed, with the participation of all stakeholders, political parties and civil society organizations in a national constitutional conference"
        Yasir Arman again.

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        • 25 April 2013 09:01, by Mohammed Ali 2

          The cause of the suffering of the pple of the BN & SK is just pple like Yasir Arman who want to remain in the spot light.He is neither from SK nor BN.They are just holding the pple as ransome for their own personal agenda.Innocent pple are suffering because the want to draw the outside world and the so called " humanterian organistion" will start parking.

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          • 25 April 2013 09:36, by South South

            Mohammed Ali 2,
            Yasir Arman is fighting for his identity as Afro-Sudanese. He can joint any movement in Sudan because he is Sudanese. If there is a way to bring devil and Israel to Sudan, I will not be crying for doing that because Fake Arabs need it. Get it right man.

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          • 25 April 2013 10:01, by Nubian King

            Dear Mohammed,
            Arman is trading with the ongoing conflicts in N.Mountains/Blue Nile, that’s if I got you right; being a Sudanese, what have you/your NCP’s Bashir done to bring an end to this suffering?????????????? absolutely NOTHING. Arman may not be from these regions but can fight for rights of the pple in these areas. Don’t copy/paste what your NCP masters speak but focus on the right thing br

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            • 25 April 2013 18:01, by Mohammed Ali 2

              SS, we don’t have a problem with the so called identity! What is identity? Identity is simply a fiction! It is a virus imported from far away. For me I am simply a human being equal to any other and not less than any other, do what I believe is right , consider and respect any other human being regardless oh his colour,ethinic origin, religion or language!

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              • 25 April 2013 18:19, by aguotwany@live.com

                Mr. Mohammed 2 . What you talking there is no identify in Sudan ? And why we were been in war for this 56 years for . You will Sudan to unknown destination very soon . Arman great man fighting got the right of the people of Sudan and he rule Sudan very soon.

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              • 26 April 2013 02:32, by Kushoku

                Better say (I dont have aproblem not -We- )cuz we do have aproblem and its a big and serious one that why we war(s)raging in this country even before our fathers born,though we partialy fixed it by losing half of.the land along with 75% of the oil revenue which is regretable,hope we can keep what left of it in tact in the forseen future

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

              Nubian King, first of all am Nubian and to me all of central and north Sudan regardless of their tribes are basically Nubians who inhabited Nuba land for centuries.He is fighting to remain in the spot light.Am copying what every Sudanese say in the common street!He is the most despiced & disrespected person in Sudan.Let him free General Telephone Koko from the SPLA jail if cares about Nubians!

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          • 25 April 2013 10:34, by Kushoku

            M A2 when u say he is neither from SK nor BN ,this is the type of tribalism,noepatism we fighting to get rid of,so we can have agood place to live ,we can valled it home,I think that why u lost the south& now keep weeping and crying for this loss,if we keep looking at the conflict(s) at different parts of our country with such close minded view,we’ll end up loosing more and crying more .so dont be stupid like ur master albashir lol

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          • 25 April 2013 12:55, by Kalo

            Muhammed Ali2,i am tied of your fake comments always,i wishes you can come with you kilasin koop to meet you on the streets of Khartoum to end the games,rather than sending our brothers Africans to fight us in Nuba,Darfur and Funj area,stay with your fake money
            Kalo the song of Nuba

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      • 25 April 2013 11:24, by Simon Puok Nyang Tutjiek

        Hi Guys Remember in Bible Old testament Isaiah Chapter 18, Sudan is the land of tall black, smooth, skinned people ,are Arabs tall black smooth skinned people? BIG NO
        Remember or read America and South Africa history this black African will one day be set free at last and they will own this country(Sudan)like how s/b own his constitutional land, May you recall South Sudan history? free at last

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    • 25 April 2013 12:25, by okucu pa lotinokwan

      Yasir you are correct on the agendas for the discussion but do not forget the consultation process for the two states South Kordofan and Blue Nile agreed in the CPA protocals in 2005.
      OKUCU PA LOTINOKWAN

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    • 25 April 2013 13:36, by Garang Deng

      Good move Yaser.
      God will bless your movement SPLA/M North.

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  • 25 April 2013 08:36, by Nubian King

    Let’s hope something positive comes outta this negotiation. The Sudanese are tired of these conflict-related issues.

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  • 25 April 2013 08:54, by Wunditda

    Please Yasir Arman you must be very carefully in dealing with crooks in Khartoum.

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  • 25 April 2013 09:00, by David

    A national framework as it came in the agreement of June 28, 2011. Sudan will be governed as it always has until leadership changes. bad credit loans

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    • 25 April 2013 09:39, by Runrach

      Khartoum and the so-called NCP headed by all santanic elites are not ready for a just and conducive peace whereby each and every Sudanese citizens have to enjoy their adversity.Where on earth a country has to subjected itself with wars.

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  • 25 April 2013 10:10, by steven

    Hopefully the situation will stabilize soon and citizens can be guarantied safety, security and all conditions for normal living.

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