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South Sudan’s Kiir officially invites Turabi to visit Juba: official


January 6, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s opposition Popular Congress Party (PCP) has disclosed that its leader, Hassan Al-Turabi, received an official invitation from South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir Mayardit, to visit Juba saying that he accepted it and would travel to Juba in due course.

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Leading Sudanese opposition figure Hassan al-Turabi gestures during an interview in Khartoum on 3 October 2012 (Photo: Reuters)

The PCP political secretary, Kamal Omer Abdel-Salam, said that on the other hand they rejected the invitation extended to them by the presidency to attend celebrations of the 58th Independence Day at the presidential palace, accusing the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) of stealing country’s resources and directing it to support its militias and targeting opposition forces.

Abdel-Salam described the address of president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir on the occasion of the 58th Independence Day as “mere wishes“ and “sweet words”.

The PCP official held the Sudanese state responsible for failing to draft a permanent constitution that meets the needs of the country and aspirations of its people, saying this was the reason behind secession of South Sudan and wars in Darfur, South Kordofan, and Blue Nile.

He said at a press conference on Monday that opposition alliance announced rejection to participating in the 2015 general elections because it wouldn’t differ from the ones which took place in 2010, stressing that NCP exploited public money to pay bribes in order to win votes.

He pointed that the recent Bar Association elections were fraudulent, saying that administrative officers, security officers, commissioners, and government officials loyal to the NCP posed as lawyers and voted in the elections.

Abdel-Salam stressed that the NCP program is nothing but aimed at killing and terrorizing innocent people, launching wars against marginalized people and violating freedoms, pointing that his party would only engage in dialogue if the regime agreed to a full transitional government.

The PCP official further said the government wouldn’t be able to end the rebellion this year as it claims, pointing that security solution as well as bringing militias from countries such as Mali and Chad, and exploiting Arab tribes in the war will not bring wars in Darfur, South Kordofan, and Blue Nile to an end.

In his address on the Independence Day, Bashir vowed to end Sudan’s rebellion in 2014 saying that military campaign carried out in South Kordofan will be followed by another one in Darfur region.

The PCP official asserted that the national budget lacks real revenues and said that the objective of Bashir’s visit to Juba on Monday was to secure the flow of the southern oil, holding the NCP responsible for the current conflict in South Sudan because it marginalized the south over the past years.

Abdel-Salam pointed that they will topple the regime in the current year, saying that opposition forces have made their plans in coordination with the rebel Sudan Revolutionary Forces (SRF), students, and youths to unite efforts to overthrow the regime.


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  • 7 January 2014 05:12, by omoni jr.

    what for? This idiot killer need to step down for the sake of peace in this jungle.

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    • 7 January 2014 05:16, by omoni jr.

      the incompetent president is now working hard to unite this two sudan again after he miserably failed to governed this nation. Kiir does not what he is doing at all. Very poor in leadership.

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  • 7 January 2014 05:53, by choldit

    Can someone tell me where the Ugandan interest is in this madness? Is M7 divorced by Kirr? Or just Kirr team lost dir in politics so pressing every button after his negotiating team was told to free detainees by INTL community, US, UK, EU, IGAD n the rest of them. The sell out to Sudan is to have join forces at oil fields. What a mess? Bashier, M7, Turabi, SRF, LRA all on Kirr side! What a hell?

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    • 7 January 2014 12:30, by Bravo Nuer

      Prophet Ngundeng prophesied that when the southerners hoisted their flag on the mountains, tribalism would tear them apart and that a tribal war will have erupted and the survivors would be those who have reached Noor Bor (the present day Pariak). thereafter Nuer as a single nation will be fought by four (4) nation-states and Nuer Nation will defeat them.Nuer is the twelfth tribe of Israeli tribes

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  • 7 January 2014 06:12, by Marco Bul

    Don’t worry guys.Nuer are mighty.They will crush these forces and match to Khartoum,Kampala and Congo.
    Nuer never count deads coz they have nothing to lose.Death is shortcut to permanent rest and stress-free.

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    • 7 January 2014 06:30, by Bentiu son

      Dear Salva Kiir,your regional lobbying n conspiracy against Nuer Community won’t help your brutal regime from total collapsing,whether you shield your cowards Jeenge with all East African region bloc SAF,UDF n Kenyan Army,we will continue fight till freedoms,democracy,Human Rights n responsible government prevail.Who cares about such cheap treason alliance against Mighty Nuer warriors? Dinka Baaw!

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  • 7 January 2014 10:04, by hellonearth

    South Sudan,
    Kiir has officially sold out. the guy has done what he has always criticized others of doing, going to north for help. Kiir go to hell

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  • 7 January 2014 16:08, by nile_republican

    You don’t chose your neighbors. God does. South Sudan is next to Uganda and Sudan. Turabi, Bashir and Museveni have committed crimes against South Sudan and all humans - but they have influence in South Sudan. Let God use them to help stop the fighting. Then use the peace for economic development. Become strong. Then you will not need these men and let God judge them in the end.

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    • 8 January 2014 23:54, by australian

      Let God use them to help stop the fighting? But Turabi and Bashir have a different god, and their god tells them to never help anyone but Muslims. Their "help" will have flies on it, for sure.

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