Home | News    Friday 13 September 2013

Vice-president Taha seeks to strengthen state authority in Darfur

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

September 12, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese first vice-president Ali Osman Taha has moved to restore confidence in state authority in Darfur and to provide the necessary means to the different authorities following the increase of tribal attacks and criminal violence in the region.

JPEG - 27.2 kb
Sudan’s 2nd Vice President Ali Osman Taha (Reuters)

The vice-president "directed to impose state authority and to deter law breakers and to support security and justice institutions", East Darfur governor Abdel Hamid Kasha told reporters in Khartoum after a meeting with Taha on Thursday. Interior, finance ministers and the director of national intelligence and security services took part in this meeting.

The meeting also agreed to provide East Darfur state with the transportation means and to equip security services there in order to enable it to fulfill its duties, Kasha further said.

He pointed out that the security situation in the state is calm, and that the Rezeigat and Maalia are committed to the agreement they inked in Al-Tawisha, North Darfur, on 22 August.

Kasha, who is accused by the Maalia of taking the side of his tribe in the conflict, in the state says the newly established East Darfur state is poor and needs the support of the central government to build strong institutions.

East Darfur state, which was part of South Darfur, was established in line with the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) together with Central Darfur state making the number of states five instead of the initial three.

On the other hand the governor of South Darfur state, Adam Mahmoud Jar El-Nabi, inaugurated on Thursday four police stations in four neighbourhoods in Nyala the state capital. Further police stations will be opened in the different parts of the city.

Armed gangs formed by former militiamen have been carrying out attacks on commercial convoys and shops, they also kidnap businessmen and demand ransom.

The governor Jar El-Nabi stated that the lawless situation in Nyala is a "serious indicator" requiring a reaction from the whole local society, adding that the state authorities will deal toughly with the culprits.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.



Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


South Sudan needs citizens’ participation in politics 2019-09-14 18:11:41 By Biong Deng Biong On the 4th December 2012, Isaiah Abraham was tragically gunned down in cold blood outside his residence in the South Sudan capital, Juba. The gunman was apparently ‘unknown’. (...)

Has Thomas Cirilo realize the importance of the enemy of my enemy is my friend? 2019-09-09 13:29:06 By Clement Maring Samuel When I read a tripartite agreement signed by Gen. Thomas Cirilo; Gen. Pagan Amum Okiech; and Gen. Paul Malong Awan who represented their parties of SSNDA; R-SPLM, and (...)

President Kiir: The Nelson Mandela of South Sudan? 2019-09-09 12:44:31 By Biong Deng Biong There is no reservation that Nelson Mandela was a great leader, but how does President Kiir fair? More often, we focus on the negative performance of leaders while forgetting (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


S. Korea supports UN communities building resilience project in Sudan’s Blue Nile 2019-09-09 09:26:41 UNDP Sudan September 5, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - An agreement was signed on 5th of September between the Korean Ambassador, His Excellency. Lee Ki-Seong and Dr. Selva Ramachandran, Resident (...)

Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders back calls for civil rule 2019-04-26 10:22:06 Press statement by 55 Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders on Sudan Sit-in and Peaceful Protest Khartoum -24/04/2019 We, the undersigned (55) Sudanese lawyers and human rights defenders, (...)

South Sudan’s Lafon youth condemn killings of civilians by Pari community 2019-04-03 21:54:29 Press Statement on the Fighting between Pari/ Pacidi and Lotuko/Lokiri on 24/3/2019 Release by The Lafon County Youth Union: We, the Lafon County Youth Union hereby condemn the atrocities and (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2019 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.